Despicable Me: Minion Rush lands at the Windows Phone Store, finally

Despicable Me: Minion Rush lands at the Windows Phone Store, finally
Gameloft, the developer behind a plentitude of critically acclaimed mobile games, has just released one of its most popular games, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, for the Windows Phone platform. The huge success of the Android and iOS versions of the game is undeniable – for example, Google Play states that Minion Rush has been downloaded between 50 million and 100 million times and 9 out of 10 times the game has received a five-star rating.

As you might have already guessed, the game is based on the animated movies from the Despicable Me franchise, distributed by Universal Pictures. Just like the movie, the game is 3D as well, and it features vivid, punchy graphics, custom animations and special voiceover effects. In order to enhance the game experience, the camera is not static, but dynamically changes its angle in order to provide a cinematic feel for the gamers.

Apart from the vivid graphics and 3D effects, the arcade gameplay of Minion Rush revolves around the yellowy minions' quest to collect more and more bananas and power ups, while occasionally battling several of the movie villains. You'll have to navigate your constantly running minion through various levels, each featuring different setting, obstacles and random bonuses. It looks like each level will be full of hidden content and it will be up to you to reveal all of it. Speaking of levels, most of them will be quite familiar to you if you have watched any of the two Despicable Me movies. You'd also be able to challenge your friends to beat your high score.

Minion Rush has been available for Android and iOS for quite some time now, and it was high time Gameloft brought Minion Rush to WP users as well. The game has the potential to become one of the most popular titles for the platform and might eat up a lot of your spare time. Although it features some in-app purchases, it's free to download and play, so if you have a Windows Phone 8 device, don't wait any longer, visit the link below and engage yourself in some Minion Rush!

Download: Despicable Me: Minion Rush ( Windows Phone 8 | Android | iOS)

source: Windows Phone Store via WMPoweruser



15. ellieny

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

that's why people you should buy an Iphone...i have iPhone 4s and minion rush runs fast as hell..iPhone 4s is only Dual-Core, 800 mhz, 512 ram.. :)

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Apparently there was no Minions rushing to get to W8. Har har! :)

13. jayjay1973

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

My friends with BBs had this months ago ... And it's runs better then it runs on my 920 ... Thanks for nothing game loft.

12. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

This game was the main reason I was going to switch to a Nexus 5... I know that is very lame, but most people underestimate how much I love Despicable Me. So now I am happy... However, as it has already been pointed out (+1 PapaSmurf), would love to run this on a 5+" screen! Waiting for a new T-Mobile, Windows Phone.

9. Dastrix unregistered

Joe Belfiore was right.

8. chandancherry

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

The App gap is decreasing with a pace. Good to see this. Carry on WP.

3. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Laggy :(

4. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Even on Android... Nexus 4 :/

7. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

All other games on my phone run great, but this one is laggy. looks like ~25 fps :/

6. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

not on my lumia 920 :)

2. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

How about blackberry 10 os?

10. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Already available. You know that you can also run every Android app now (exept some Google Apps).

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One off of a game. Must be great playing it on a 1520. :')

5. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Haha by your recent comments one would say your favorite phone is the Lumia 1520 :) yet you have a Note 3. Why is that?

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1520 is an amazing phone. One been waiting for something like it for awhile.

16. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

What phone did you have before note 3?

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S3. I'm actually planning on getting an iPhone 5S (32GB Champaign) or a Lumia device come spring to try something different. All I need is for T-Mobile to release the a 929 variant and I'm pulling the trigger. As for the 5S, it's been two years since I've personally owned an iOS device. I'll still keep my Note 3 of course, but swap between whatever I choose and my Note. Depending on how my check tomorrow looks, I might pick up an iPad Air for myself. :')

18. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Nice to see people like you who dare to try everything and do not live in a bubble with a company's name on it. I myself want to buy a phablet but is afraid that it will feel too big. Was it easy to adapt from S3 to Note 3?

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

When I first got it, the Note 3 felt huge and thought I would never get used to it. Two days later, I found anything smaller than the Note 3 completely small and unusable. It literally is the perfect size for everything, especially watching videos. I have anOtterBox on it, and it still fits in my pocket with no problem. Charging the phone from 1 to 100% takes about 80 minutes, which is faster than any phone I've ever seen. Pull the trigger and get this phone. I have absolutely no complaints about anything at all. It's literally perfect in my opinion.

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