Despicable Me: Minion Rush for iPhone and iPad review: Temple Run style game play, but with minions!

In Despicable Me: Minion Rush you're tasked with the job of overcoming lots of obstacles in order to become employee of the year and impress your super villain boss, Gru. Flicking and swiping the screen as well as tilting it will guide your minion through each course. The object is to get through each level without running into any obstacles along the way. If you're a fan of Temple Run games, you'll find Minion Rush just as enjoyable, if not more.

As you play Minion Rush, you'll want to make sure you collect all the tokens and bananas you can because if you run into something, you'll have to cough up some of them in order to continue. Each time you run into an obstacle during a level the amount of bananas or tokens you'll need to advance becomes larger. If you don't have any, you can either start the level over again or buy more tokens and bananas for real world money.

The minions are competing to impress their boss, super villain Gru, in order to win employee of the month and the ultimate award, employee of the year. Each set of levels has a unique set of challenges and obstacles you'll have to overcome in order to complete them. You'll also be able to see your friend's high scores via the leaderboards. You can send them entertaining minion messages as well in order to taunt them to compete against you.

Minion Rush also features many fun bonus levels featuring many other characters in the game.

The good

  • Any Despicable Me fan will love the interaction with all their favorite characters
  • Temple Run style game play makes it easy to pick up on but challenging at the same time
  • Interaction with friends is entertaining to say the least

The bad

  • Tokens and bananas can get quite expensive if you decide to buy them in real money

The bottom line

Despicable Me: Minion Rush brings with it some of our favorite styles of game play paired with adorable characters and even unicorns. If you're a Temple Run fan, you'll love the general game play. The bonus rounds and additional content make it even more entertaining.

While bananas and tokens are a little on the expensive side, you're never forced to buy them and you're welcome to just start levels over until you get good enough to pass them without running into obstacles.

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.