Despicable Me Gets Content Update

Despicable Me Gets Content Update

Nov 6, 2015

Despicable Me is getting even more content via an update rolling out now.

WHAT’S NEW

Join the Horror Night Party and don’t miss out on what’s new in Minion Races or the Minion Submarine mini-game!
– Complete the Special Mission: Horror Night Party and get the Vampire Minion costume
– When you finish the Special Mission, compete in new leaderboards to win the brand-new Disco Minion costume
– Get your hands on two brand-new gadgets for Minion Races: the Shrink Ray and the Laser Poles
– Now compete in Minion Races set in the Anti-Villain League Submarine

We loved it when we reviewed it a while back; the game is free with (in-app purchases) on Google Play.

We have some graphics and a new trailer below:

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[via Gameloft Press Release] [Our Despicable Me Review]

Despicable Me Gets New Content via Update

Despicable Me Gets New Content via Update

Sep 18, 2015

Fans Despicable Me (alternatively titled Despicable Me Minion Rush) should enjoy the new update currently rolling out.

WHAT’S NEW

Go back to school with the Minions in this new update for Despicable Me: Minion Rush!
• Now 4 MORE COSTUMES will power up your Gadgets
• Outrun the clock in the challenging new TIME-ATTACK MODE in Minion Races
• MINION RACES are now headed to the Mall
• BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL EVENT: Gear up for class by grabbing Backpacks, Notebooks, and Lunchboxes
• SCOOTER MINI-GAME: Pull off some speedy stunts and collect bonus back-to-school items
• 15 NEW LEVELS in the Jelly Lab

We had a ball reviewing the game a while ago; it remains free (with in-app purchasing) and a trailer of the new content is below:

[via Gameloft][Our Despicable Me Review]

Despicable Me Minion Rush Review

Despicable Me Minion Rush Review

Jul 23, 2013

One of the coolest things about being a dad is that I can express an excitement for cartoons and such without looking weird. Well, overly weird. I loved the original Despicable Me movie, and the sequel somehow just as compelling as the original. Despicable Me (the game) elicits just about as much excitement.

It is an interesting running game; the minions are successfully converted to dashing protagonists. After the cute opening sequence and cutscene, the game progresses directly to the running action. The running area is a a lab reminiscent of the environments. In this area is the mostly three-lane track. As with most running games, the end goal is to stay running as long as possible. in this game, running means not getting blasted, falling into or getting pulverized by both inanimate and moving objects that block the lanes.desp1

The obstacles and dangers were numerous and varied. Pipes, dummy rockets and huge gaps were frequently present; even the goodies like collectible bananas and mini-minions can lull a player into danger. There are plenty of power-ups and multipliers to be had; but the gameplay is really helped along by change in perspective and the specialized vector fights. The vector fights occur at intervals, and have to be won to progress and keep on running.

I love what goes on with the graphics. The colors are laid at well, and the animations are very minion-like. the switches in perspective happen seamlessly, and work well to kill monotony. The entire experience is visually pleasing.

There are plenty of upgrades, and the in-app store is hard to miss in this freemium title. For some of the more robust add-ons, it looks like it will take a while to earn them without dropping cash, but it is possible to play as-is. I do think the game is a but pushy with regards to getting folks to pay, but, as always, I am reluctant to whine about developers trying to get paid.

This game proves that even infinite runners have a lot to offer. With way more positives than negatives, Gameloft does a good job.