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The Residential Area is a location in Minion Rush, and is the second available location in the game. It can be unlocked in the beginining of the game. It was the second location accessed in the Jelly Lab


Hence the name, the Residential Area takes place in the neighborhood where Gru's home is located.

Obstacles here include moving/stationary red cars that can be jumped over, moving blue cars with suitcases on top of them, which can only be avoided by switching into the correct lane (jumping on them causes the player to lose), large yellow jeeps which block two lanes or drive towards the player (can be jumped over), large yellow school buses that can only be avoided by switching lanes (unless one has a ladder which allows the Minion to run on top of it, purple cookie trucks, ice cream trucks, electric wires that block two lanes (can be jumped over), and fire hydrants that spout water across the entire road. Sometimes after you punch the door in the house, suitcases can be encountered as sudden obstacles. Bookshelves in the house can sometimes be found being pushed by minions.

Occasionally at times, the path will split in two, forcing the player to go either left or right. There are also times where the player will enter a house and must dodge obstacles on either downstairs or upstairs (depending on which route the player takes as soon as he enters the area) before jumping out the window.

The secret area features the player entering three houses while using the Banana Vacuum to collect many Bananas. Unlike most other secret areas, the player still must dodge obstacles while running in the secret area. Minions here can be found driving bikes (cannot be hit), on top of balloons, or simply in the player's path. Sometimes, two of them can be found crossing the road with a glass window; shattering this window causes the player to receive Despicable Bonus. Once the goal about defeating Meena is shown, Meena will appear occasionally and try to defeat the player. She can be defeated by simply throwing her Cookie Robots at her.

A variation of the location is known as Residential at Night. The main playing method is basically same, but the surroundings was changed to Halloween-themed and it was time-limited. It appeared in Halloween at 2013 and 2016 and some later times.


  • The ability to run on top of the school buses with ladders on front of them is similar to being able to run atop certain trains in Subway Surfers. These buses with such ladders were also encountered in Downtown (discontinued for iOS and Android).
  • Opening up the house door counts as a despicable action.
  • Kyle can be seen briefly at the beginning of this area (only after losing in this area and restarting here).
    • Gru's House is also seen briefly at the beginning of this area after losing and restarting here, however, unlike with Kyle, it is also seen when entering a new location in this area (this screen no longer shows up after the Jelly Lab Update). Kyle is now shown being walked on another screen shown randomly when a Residential Area level is tapped on. 
  • The Residential Area, opposite of Minion Beach, The Pyramids and Freedonia, has the shortest sliding portion out of almost all locations in the game.
  • *Some reactions for minions' fail are more seen in here and don't exist in some other locations.
    • Being shock by electric web and occasionally dancing like a robot
    • Being sprayed by a fire hydrant, falling over and spouting water
    • Hitting a Lane Closed sign, causing it to fall on him
    • Hitting a blue car, and being buried under falling suitcases
    • Being defeated by Meena
  • This location is the location that held the most special missions (including Halloween versions), that being 17 missions.
  • After the player defeats Meena, she says "I'm telling my mom."
  • The run starts from Gru's backyard. After the player hits "Run" and chooses their costume and the run starts, party horns can be heard being blown, and after the player's minion enters from the top of Gru's House, a minion says "Go!"


The music of this location when the player is on the game's home screen is identical to that of when using the Fluffy Unicorn, namely The Unicorn Song; however, the humming tune is absent in it (discontinued after the Jelly Lab Update; as mentioned above).



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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)