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  • [1]The Universal Pictures logo makes a cameo on the screen in the Paradise Theater in the Mall.
  • Various of the Minions' voice clips are reused from the films and short films.
  • It was confirmed by the developers that no content from the films Minions and Minions: The Rise of Gru would be introduced in the game, because they are spin-off films of the Despicable Me franchise. Though, the content from the film Sing was once used.
    • However, the first content related to Minions and Minions: The Rise of Gru to be released in Minion Rush is the Jungle Minion Costume.
  • During the ride in Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios, the riders enter an area very similar to the track of Gru's Lab, though there are slight differences, including the track being green and a cactus being present in some of the lanes.
  • In some Jelly Lab levels or stages in the missions, minions react in different ways depending on the locations.
    • Previously, if you touched the minions in "choose your minion" page, they would react in different ways.
  • There are various animations that will play whenever the minion crashes into an obstacle and gets hurt. Anong all reactions, those that appear in all locations include:
    • Falling backwards and pouting
    • Falling on his face
    • Falling backwards, punching himself in the hand and screaming in pain
    • Falling backwards stumbling, all dazed looking
    • Being hit by a moving vehicle or other obstacle and thrown against to the screen
  • The main theme music played when minion rushes in the game, called Minion March, is the same music played during the scenes in the first Despicable Me when the Minions hurry to meet Gru. It is also played when the Minions steal the shrink ray from Vector. Part of it is also heard when the Minions crash into the mall entrance in Despicable Me 2.
  • The game's gameplay is very similar to games on handheld devices such as Temple Run and Subway Surfers.
  • The appearance of bosses in this game is hinted to the player by a sudden disappearance of obstacles and items in their path. The Villaintriloquist battle is an interesting case, it is the same green caterpillar mouth that leads to the rollercoaster section-the caterpillar mouth appearing after the minion turns at a fork leads to simply the rollercoaster, the caterpillar mouth appearing straight ahead leads to the Villaintriloquist.
    • In addition, the caterpillar mouth leading to the Villaintriloquist is always preceded shortly by a blue arch.
  • It's unknown how and why Vector would appear in the game, as he was already stranded on the Moon at the end of the first Despicable Me film with no method of returning to Earth.
    • It is also debatably unknown how El Macho appears in the game.
  • None of the locations added after the Jelly Lab update feature bapples or location change forks.
  • Before the Jelly Lab update, going to either El Macho's Lair, Minion Beach, or The Mall involved a cutscene showing the minion being abducted off the path.
  • Before the Jelly Lab update, there was a unique repeating background music piece for each of the eight locations (Gru's Lab, Residential Area, El Macho's Lair, Minion Beach, The Mall, Downtown, Anti-Villain League, Super Silly Fun Land) when the minion stands still and is waiting for a start in the main page. However, since the update till now, except for Happy Gru, the music played in Gru's Lab, the other seven theme songs have disappeared almost completely in the game.
  • The Residential Area soundtrack was later used while player riding Fluffy Unicorn.
  • Part of The Mall soundtrack was next used soundtrack of the first elevators in Vector's Fortress and AVL Secret Areas. As well as opening a Prize Pod and the Shopping Cart Mini-game.
  • The AVL soundtrack was used in the intro for the Rumble in China special mission.
  • The Downtown, SSFL, El Macho's Lair and Minion Beach soundtrack actually disappeared from the game.
  • The intro video has changed many times along with the game updates.
    • During June 2013-July 2014, Dave goes into Gru's Lab alone; the plot and the lab's layout often changes depending on the new content of the update (such as Halloween, Christmas, The Mall update, and the Super Silly Fun Land update).
    • During July 2014-June 2015, Dave goes into the Jelly Lab and is vacuumed by a tube and gone. In addition, Paul dresses like Vacationer Minion instead of previously Worker Minion.
    • During June 2015-December 2016, Jerry appears and replaces a tall minion besides Dave; Carl also appears. During the fight of the Minions, Dave, Carl, and Jerry go into the Jelly Lab and fight for the rank (symbolizes the Minion Race) before they are vacuumed in a tube.
    • Since December 2016, the mission intro has changed to be the special mission clip.

History of Updates

As of version 1.6.0 in January 2014, players are able to upgrade every costume's special ability.

As of version 2.0.1 in July 2014, the update features a brand new Jelly Lab, which has become a new home base at the start of the game that allows players to collect fruits from 8 locations to create the tastiest Jelly ever; some brand new costumes are also introduced, such as Jelly Jar Minion, Lucy Minion, and Disguised Minion. Like previous versions, the update also features some bug fixes and optimizations.

As of version 2.5.0 in December 2014, players can participate in a new game mode called special mission. In this update, the first special mission was introduced, called Holiday Quest, and a new location, The Arctic Base, also became available. It is put before the Jelly Lab, but players can switch between both modes independently, and by collecting all (special) items players can get many more prizes than normal events.

As of version 2.7.1 update in March 2015, Carl minion was introduced; also, a new special mission April Fool's Prank, a new location Eduardo's House, and the new prop, the BMX Bike were also introduced in the game. Special mission trophies were introduced, which replaced the removed bapple hunt, and players became required to collect three Stars daily instead of bapples. The update also features some bug fixes and optimizations. However, completed missions in Jelly Lab no longer allow players to collect free Tokens, as the run instantly stops, once again making tokens very rare and difficult items to collect without purchasing them with real money.

As of version 2.8.1 in May 2015, Jerry is also introduced as the third playable Minion. If players have both Carl and Jerry, then, including Dave, players can use either one of them during the game, changing to another one with 5,000 bananas and 15,000 bananas for the other one. The fourth special mission Spring Is Back! is introduced, and a new item known as the Minion Glider is featured.

As of version 3.0.1 in June 2015, daily and weekly events in the game have been removed and are replaced with a new independent game mode, minion races, and a new set of gadgets introduced to use during the race. However, as many players complained about the upgraded power-ups becoming less useful (as only gadgets can be used in races), some of the global events were put back and sometimes exist with races simultaneously. The fifth special mission was also introduced in the update.

As of version 3.4.0 in November 2015, Disco Minion is introduced and it can be unlocked only by a new currency, Blueprint.

As of version 3.9.0 in August 2016, the game menu has a brand-new appearance and the player can filter the playable characters by some settings and show or hide costumes in the menu.

As of version 4.2.0 in December 2016, the introductory video changes from showing Dave, Paul and the others messing up in Gru's Lab to new exciting videos related to the new special mission. In this update, content from Illumanation's holiday movie, Sing was featured with the new Dave's costume Leotard. Also, the Market appeared with a new currency the Market Tickets.

As of version 4.5.0 in April 2017, the old-style props were discontinued and gave way to a new type called Fever Mode. When the minion takes the fever disc, lights dim out, awesome colors appear and special mission items spawn in order to collect them. The minion runner doesn't warp to a new area to collect items, but stays in the same area. When in fever mode, it gives a feeling of running in a parallel universe, seeing things that normally wouldn't be visible before.

In version 4.7.0 in June 2017, a new area came, Bratt's Lair, from Despicable Me 3.

As of version 4.8.0 in August 2017, a new runner was added to the list of runners, Mel. To obtain Mel, the player needed to collect Mel tickets as prizes from a number of Special Missions that would follow. This is a new form of currency to prevent players from getting the costume too soon.

In version 5.0.0 in November 2017, a new area came, Prison, also from Despicable Me 3.

As of version 5.1.0 in December 2017, Mel's new hat "I-Love-Gru" was added in Mel's tab in Shop.

As of version 6.0.0 September 2018, the first version of the new 5YCU was released. This version was a beta version and not accessable for everyone.

As of version 6.1.0 in October 2018, a new re-vamped game style was introduced to the game. The Jelly Lab is gone. All progress associated with the Lab is now a Milestone achievement described in a player's profile. The player needs to perform a number of tasks as instructed by the AVL. Dave, Carl, Jerry and Mel are now agents and are awarded with titles as they Rank up. There is no differentiation between the runners, as they are all grouped together under Wardrobe, the former Costumes shop. Costumes can also no longer be purchased with tokens, blueprints, market tickets, or real money.

As of version 8.0.2 in September 2021, the endless run was reinvented. The room had been inactive throughout the entire updates 8.0.0 and 8.0.1. In this room, players are required to collect robonanas. Robonanas are robots that look like bananas.

  1. Even though there are four bosses in total, only two of ‘em appeared in the movies, Vector and El Macho. Meena and the Villaintriloquist never appeared in any of the movies.