Thursday, September 12, 2013

Despicable me - minion rush: Addictive running game from Gameloft

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It all started quite some time back, when Imangi Studios introduced us to the endless running game 'Temple run' and then 'Temple run 2' which became hugely popular and I have no doubt that everyone has played this game or at least heard about it. This caused other game developers to come up with variants of running games like 'Subway Surfers', 'Gravity project' etc. with interesting game play but with similar theme. The best thing about running games is it is very addictive and you can play the same level again and again without getting bored.

Well, 'Despicable Me' is also another running game present by one of my favourite company Gameloft. 'Despicable Me' is a great looking game with high quality 3D graphics which is well suited for high-end smartphones (dual core or above with HD / Full HD screen) or tablet. Initially, I installed it on my humble HTC Desire S, but it could not take on the load of this game and I moved it to my Nexus 7. 

This game is based on the animation movie 'Despicable Me'. Here you play as a small yellow minion, who is competing for the 'Minion of the Year' title. On his way he faces various difficulties, avoids hitting the obstacles, collects the bananas and obviously keeps running.



Despicable Me: Launch screen
Despicable Me: Launch screen
On the game start screen you can see the options like changing the costume, select the locations and have a look at the goals and settings. It is a free game but through in-app purchase (IAP) you can spend real money to buy tokens. These token enables you to buy certain things while playing the game.

Despicable Me: All set for run
Despicable Me: All set for the run
If you wish you can change the appearance of minion by dressing it like a firefighter, dad, mom etc. Changing the costume also increases the pace at which you collect the bananas and also the distance multiplier, but keep in mind, these options are quite expensive.


Despicable Me: Changing the look
Despicable Me: Changing the look
While playing the game there are few goals to achieve, as you keep achieving the goals your score multiplier keeps on increasing, helping you to score more and quickly.

Despicable Me: Missions
Despicable Me: Missions
Game starts with the Gru's lab location, but you can choose to play a different location if that location is unlocked, by spend some tokens. The controls are very simple, flick your finger left and right to turn in left and right direction, up for jump and down for sweeping. At times you can tilt your device left or right to guide minion in that direction especially when he is riding on a rocket or a horse. Different locations have different obstacles but the basic idea is to avoid hitting any of them.

Despicable Me: Running without getting hit
Despicable Me: Running without getting hit
If at all you are hit, you are presented with revive option in exchange of tokens, by reviving you can continue the game from exactly the same point and your progress will be preserved.

Despicable Me Revive option is quite costly
Despicable Me: Revive option is quite costly
On your way along with collecting bananas, some special items can also be collected like a vacuum cleaner to suck the bananas, rocket power to collect extra bananas, a ride on jumping horse to collect even more bananas.

Despicable Me: Riding on the rocket
Despicable Me: Riding on the rocket
Despicable Me: Riding on the rocket
Despicable Me: Riding on the jumping horse
Despicable Me: it's the mega minion
Despicable Me: it's the mega minion
As you complete the level, you enter the next location. The good thing about this game is you get regular updates from Gameloft which adds new locations. In the recently released update they have add the beach location.

How much it costs you: Not a single penny.

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9 comments:

  1. Information provided in this page is informative. These days many people are getting addicted to smartphone games.That is why mobile companies are also concentrating on latest mobile gaming apps.Recently read that the people are addicted to mobile games which are in top list.

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    1. Hey Michael thanks for visiting this blog. Yes, the smartphones these days comes with great hardware and are highly capable of running rich graphics. People find it more convenient to play games on their smartphones as compared to PC or gaming consoles.
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  2. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u.


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