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The Arctic Base is a location in Minion Rush and can be unlocked by completing the 6th operation of the Global Goals. It first appeared with the Christmas update in 2014. It is the 11th location to be featured in the game.


This location features as part of the Christmas update, as well as one of the many locations while playing in the Jelly Lab. While running in this location, players must roll under or jump over gates, as well as dodge moving snowmobiles, walls, toilet stands and barrels. There are icy areas that behave similar to the slides in other locations. Much like in The Mall, the player has obstacles in his way to dodge, however, instead of plants, the player must dodge snowmen while sliding.

This location also features a secret area, which involves the player entering one of the PX-Labs and collecting Bananas inside before exiting out the other side. Two Banana Splitters and a Banana Vacuum spawn inside, however players must be aware that both items cannot be used at the same time.

This location also features an prop exclusive to it, which is the Snowboard and later on the Minion Sled. Unlike other items, Snowboards or Minion Sleds do not spawn during regular gameplay unless they are rewarded to the player (allowing three to spawn randomly in one run) or paid 50 tokens to spawn three of them randomly.

During the Festive Festivities and New Year's Chase special missions, the area was re-decorated to include Christmas decorations in the background, making the area look more festive. The Arctic Base was temporarily renamed to Santa's Base. During the Fluffy Unicorn ride, the player catches a glimpse of El Macho’s Magnet Ship that appeared in Despicable Me 2, while riding higher and higher.



  • There are several bugs in this area:
    • For some reason, when minions are hit by the players, their clothes change - that is, before the smash they wear white coats, but after the smash they changed to their normal minion outfits instead.
    • While riding the Fluffy Unicorn in The Arctic Base, the main running music can also be heard.
  • When the minion runs into a portable toilet, the door opens and another minion can be seen inside.
  • The Arctic Base is the first location to hold two or more special missions.


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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)