Despicable Me: Minion Rush for Windows 8

Bring the characters from the beloved movie to your PC screen


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  • Category Platform
  • Program license Free
  • Version
  • Works under: Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Gameloft, inc.

Play the fun-packed role of the "despicable" yellow Minions on a PC.

Children of all ages, (big or small) can enjoy the world of the adorable yellow Minions from "Despicable Me & Despicable Me II" in the PC Windows 8 version of Gameloft's Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Evil mastermind from the movies Felonius Gru makes an appearance as the despicable master of the yellow Minions. The Minion protagonist character is attempting to run as far as possible, and be as "despicable" as possible to impress Gru and earn the coveted "Minion of the Year Title".

Fans of classic running games like "Sonic Dash" and "Temple Run" will feel right at home playing this game on a PC or laptop. It features standard slide, dodge and jump game play that is traditional to a running based platform game, yet it puts its own unique slant on the tried and tested genre formula that will prove a treat to even the most hardened veteran of Sonic or Subway "Surfers".

The game reenacts memorable locations from the movie as backgrounds for the game play, for example Gru's weapons factory and urban residential area, El Macho’s Lair, Minion Beach and Super Silly Fun Land. Points can be accumulated by the distance run, and knocking fellow minions out of the way also multiplies the tally in a funny manner. Power ups and costumes can be boosted by the Minion collecting bananas and game currency. Later levels include fun weapons like Gru's rocket, frozen rays, and an encounter with Gru's arch enemy Vector, El Macho, the Villaintriloquist and all the new villains exclusively created for gaming purposes. Each level has sufficient variety of location and challenges to stave off the inevitable repetitious feel that comes with running based games.

The use of the voice actors from the Despicable Me movie franchise is a further plus for fans of the movies. The game environment features other Minions performing strange dance antics which may prove humorously disconcerting for the player! The changing camera angle as the Minion protagonist is running adds to the cinematic effect of the game play.


  • All the fun of the successful Minions franchise
  • Superb graphics and game play
  • Fun weapons, costumes and settings


  • Easily becomes repetitive
  • Childish soundtrack
  • Perhaps too easy for experienced players
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