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Jelly Lab, formerly the beginning of Minion Rush. The showing location is The Volcano.

The Jelly Lab was a setting featured in Minion Rush that was inspired by the Minions producing jam and jelly in Despicable Me 2, and it was introduced in update 2.0.1 on 26 August 2014 at 11:50 AM. It was formerly the main feature of the game. Players had to collect the required number (instead of skipping by spending tokens) of fruits in order to move to the next area, receive certain prizes, or gain higher multiplier. It is, unfortunately, removed in the 5-Year Celebration update, along with Downtown the Props and Minion Races.


The Jelly Lab was similar to Gru's Lab, and all locations in the game were included in this "lab". There were many levels and Jelly Machines which the player's minion could stand on, and when clicking into either one of level, the player saw which task need to be done in that level and start running. In version 2.0.1 on August 26, 2014, the update brought a new home base, Jelly Lab, at the beginning of the game, which allowed the player to collect fruits from 8 locations (17 at the end) to create the tastiest Jelly ever.

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Jelly Lab Progress

However, in comparison to previous versions, collecting three Bapples as part of the daily events in exchange for Silver Prize Pod no longer exists in the game, and was replaced by receiving Tokens and other prizes for each day played in a row. Players can no longer run through two or more locations in one run, nor they could play a run freely without being tasked to do so in the Jelly Lab's levels. Locations were now unlocked by collecting the needed amount of fruits per location in the Jelly Lab, instead of being unlocked by simply playing them in the game or purchasing them. The Pyramids was the last location unlocked in the entire game (it was unlocked at level 235).

Missions by Gru, Dr. Nefario and the girls (Margo, Edith and Agnes), who formerly boost the multipliers, no longer exist in the game, as they were replaced by the Jelly Lab levels. This also means that power-ups were forcing the player to purchase in order to proceed. Players could also no longer skip missions by paying a certain amount of tokens, nor can Jelly Lab levels could be skipped.

Lots of locations had been upgraded to feature new types of obstacles and traps, such as the effects of the Fart Gun done by Minions has been strengthened to blind the player completely for a few seconds when the gas is passed through. The game sped up much faster throughout runs than before, making some Jelly Lab tasks rather difficult. Finally, bosses never spawned during runs unless a mission's objective in the Jelly Lab involved one.

As of update 3.6.0, there was an extra bonus activity called Jelly Jobs; the player had to unlock level 50 to participate.

List of Levels[]

As to the list of Jelly Lab levels, see here.


  • There were a total of 14 types of fruit in the Jelly Lab, and the most common fruit was apple (7 machines), while the most infrequent fruits were grape, kiwifruit and cherry (all 4 machines each).
  • There were 1,098 levels in the entire game until the 5-Year Celebration update.
  • The Jelly Lab also makes a cameo appearance in the 5-Year Celebration update mission clip.
  • Despite being discontinued for iOS and Android, jelly lab is still on the PC and Apple TV versions of the game.


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Permanent Locations: Gru's Lab | Residential Area | El Macho's Lair | Minion Beach | The Mall | Downtown (discontinued for iOS and Android) | Anti-Villain League | Super Silly Fun Land | The Volcano | Vector's Fortress | The Arctic Base | Minion Park | Eduardo's House | Pier 12 | The Pyramids | Bratt's Lair | Prison | Freedonia
Limited-Time Only Locations: Residential at Night | Holiday Lab | Halloween Volcano
Game Modes: Jelly Lab (discontinued for iOS and Android) | Special Mission | Minion Races (discontinued for iOS and Android)