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Review Minion Rush
Conquer tracks by managing Minion
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 15 Dec 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Neat animation, quality 3d graphics, unusual game play, one-finger controls
Minion Rush is a very bright and colorful runner from the studio Gameloft where you are to meet characters of the animated film "Despicable Me". There will be a huge number of Minions. One you will manage, others will help you overcome big abysses by lining in chains, while third ones can become a nuisance or cause of loss.
GameplayThe events of this game take place very rapidly and in order to survive in it long enough, you will have to be alert every second. While passing the game, the environment surrounding the main character gets changed very often, and you will have to adapt to it very quickly as well. One could say that you will see your mentee only from the back until he looks back from time to time to show you his admiration for how you help him cope with all the difficulties.
Initially, the main character is forced to run on the track divided into three lanes, and from time to time to turn to the right, then to the left avoiding obstacles and collecting bananas. The latter affect the overall game score and allow to unlock various bonuses, but the main in-game currency is gold coins which in most cases you will have to buy for real money since it is incredibly hard to earn them during the game. Aside from buying bonuses, the game currency will allow you to change the suit of the main character to one of the 14 available in the embedded store. At that, the character changes as well, acquiring these or other certain habits when in the main menu, as well as the demeanor during the game.
Gameplay featuresOver time, the track begins to change its appearance and the main character will switch from running to sliding. At that, the controlling is fully transferred to accelerometer and if you do not tilt the smartphone in the right direction timely, Mignon will simply fly out of the trench and then disappear into a deep abyss. Riding a roller coaster will not last long and after a few seconds you will be back on the road and the controlling will again become touch. Moreover, the path which you have to run on, may be much narrower than the previous site and not have protective borders preventing the main character from falling down.
ResumeThe quality of graphics in the game is implemented at a very high level, and all the events occurring on the background of a location, give the impression that you have happened to be in the cartoon. The sound is great and you will surely enjoy it. We recommend the game to all lovers of high-quality runners and other dynamic arcades.