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The Prisoner Minion Costume is a playable character in Minion Rush. It costs 50 costume cards and 10 coins to unlock or can be won in occasional bundle offers in the Shop.


  • The Minion's original coin price was 1000, but the game makers changed it to 10 coins to help all players unlock it easier.
  • The costume's original power (in the old version) was additional Free Revives after punching a number of minions without help from Perks and Power-Ups.
  • In previous versions, some minions on the screen of a Prison would act just like this minion.
  • He snaps to a beat, tries to push something from a dumbbell up, and then puts up a plunger and says "Go!"
  • Its skills changed upon the release of the game update v.6.5.0 (formerly shorter penalty in Avoid Missions, currently more meters in Avoid Missions). Currently, a task that this costume's skills are required is running a distance while avoiding collecting bananas and this costume's powers may seem to be a lot better than Striker's or Barker's, but avoiding bananas missions are extremely hard to complete. The old skills (shorter penalty) that were offered in the late jelly lab versions were much more helpful. As a matter of fact, until update v.6.4.0 there were no avoid missions at all, making this costume's powers useless. The game makers probably thought that giving shorter penalty in any costume made the avoid missions too easy even without any boost on distance in this case.
  • in the 2017 film Despicable Me 3, it was used in the jail scene.

Costs and Upgrades[]


Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Cost 50 cards / 10 coins 20 cards / 500 coins 40 cards / 1,200 coins 100 cards / 3,300 coins
Passive Ability Get 60% more meters while running in Avoid Missions Get 120% more meters while running in Avoid Missions Get 180% more meters while running in Avoid Missions Get 240% more meters while running in Avoid Missions
Power-Up duration 10s 14s 18s 22s
SP's given 20 10 15 25
Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Cost 200 cards / 7,600 coins 400 cards / 17,300 coins 800 cards / 39,200 coins 1,600 cards / 88,000 coins
Passive Ability Get 300% more meters while running in Avoid Missions Get 360% more meters while running in Avoid Missions Get 420% more meters while running in Avoid Missions Get 480% more meters while running in Avoid Missions
Power-Up duration 26s 30s 34s 38s
SP's given 35 70 115 175


Minion Rush Characters
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Carl (Beehive CarlCarnival CarlDoctor CarlFluffycorn CarlFrigid CarlIce-Tober CarlSage CarlSanta Carl)
Jerry (Beekeeper JerryCarnival JerrySanta Jerry)
Mel (Despicable MelI-Love-Gru Mel)
Stuart (70s Lady StuartArtist StuartIce Cream StuartKung Fu StuartLayup StuartOld-School StuartShortstop StuartSnakey StuartSorcerer StuartSpelunker StuartStooartThong Stuart)
Bob (Airline BobHoliday BobKing BobEngineer BobPajama BobSkeleton BobSweet Bob)
Kevin (Hippie KevinSporty Kevin)
Phil (Anniversary Phil)
El MachoMeenaThe VillaintriloquistVector