Despicable Me: Minion Rush FAQ, Walkthrough and Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the beginner’s guide to Despicable Me: Minion Rush! Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a new game by Gameloft that takes after the original Despicable Me, as well as the upcoming Despicable Me 2. It’s one of the more difficult ones out there,, with many goals to accomplish and many unique rules to the game, and even bosses to beat, but it’s the kind of game that can make 3 hours fly by as if it was 15 minutes. Read on for the beginner’s guide to Despicable Me: Minion Rush!

At its core, Despicable Me: Minion Rush is just like many other endless runners. Your goal is to run as far as you can, rack up as many points as you can, and collect as many bananas as you can. Bananas are the main currency in the game (with Tokens being the premium goods), and you can use them to buy almost all of your upgrades, as well as costumes and other goods. You swipe left and right to avoid obstacles. Swipe up to jump over them, and swipe down to roll under them.

Your score is based on how far you run plus a multiplier, which starts off at 1x, but increases each time you level up. You have three missions at a time (which can be seen at any time during gameplay by pausing it), and when you fill up the experience bar by completing missions, your base multiplier will increase. You can also choose to pay tokens to skip the missions.

Your multiplier also increases each time you perform a “despicable action”, which is when you hit another minion. Minions who are on the ground can be hit simply by running through them, while minions who are hanging off of something in the air can be hit by jumping for them.

The game allows you to send challenges back and forth, just like in Running with Friends, if you connect it with Facebook and if you convince others who you play with to do the same thing. Your Facebook tournaments are decided by the overall score earned in a round.

However, your worldwide weekly tournaments (whcih can be accessed by connecting the game to Game Center) are calculated by who gets the most bananas in one single round. The top 1,000 in these tournaments, though, are in for huge coin prizes.

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