Parents' Guide to

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Adorable minions run endlessly in derivative game.

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age 9+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 10+

In-app purchases are the main priority in this game

In order to use all the features in the game and to progress you will need to spend money on this game, and quite a bit of it. My daughter plays this and My Little Pony from Gameloft and the in-app purchases are ridiculously expensive, and necessary, if you don't want to spend months and months only to make very little progress. And based on my experience with the Gameloft's customer service, they don't seem to care about their customers or fixing glitches in their games. Avoid this game, and any other's from Gameloft, unless you like having your kids asking you to spend lots of money on "free" games. Thankfully, I had in-app purchases turned off as you can spend hundreds of dollars in a couple of clicks.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
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age 9+

Commercials for Tokens

This is a fun game where a minion runs on and on collecting bananas. You can unlock many worlds to run in, or costumes and abilities for your minion. It's really fun, my kid loves it. My problem is that the game is really miserly with tokens, the premium currency. And they want you to buy tokens with real cash, which is easy enough to turn off. But then even with my web browser off and in-app purchases off, I still can't stop it from allowing my son to earn tokens by watching commercials. That's just disturbing.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (26 ):

For fans of the brand, Despicable Me: Minion Rush does manage to capture some of the silliness and humor of the Minions from the film series. The game itself is a retread of the popular endless runner franchises, such asTemple Run, just with adorable and funny minions in the lead. If you love endless runners, you will enjoy this game. There are some interesting twists on camera angles, so that you are not always looking over-the-shoulder. However, these daring changes don't always work and can hinder the gameplay instead of making it more exciting.

Minion Rush, like other free perpetual runners, does look for ways to encourage people to pay for upgrades. If your reflexes aren't razor-edge sharp, you will fail frequently, which then triggers the app to suggest you spend real money on upgrades. Select this app for devoted fans of the film and kids who love the challenge of the next fun endless runner.

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