Despicable Me: Minion Mania – Review

On October 19, 2010

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Despicable Me: Minion Mania – Review

Our rating:

By: Namco Networks America, Inc.

Version #: 1.0.2

Date Released: 2010-06-27


Price: 0.99

User Rating:

When ‘Despicable Me’ was released in the theaters this past summer, Namco released a franchise iPhone game.  With the release of the DVD, that same game has had it’s price decreased by 80%.  Now you can have your very own Minions for a buck.

Ironically, the game has very little to do with the actual movie (it’s more of a prequel) and does something fairly original.  You control two or more Minions in Gru’s lab.  You have to escape each area of the lab by moving one Minion to a control or key that would deactivate a certain trap or blockade and keeping it there while moving the other Minion past the trap or blockade.

Controlling the Minions is somewhat confusing.  Even worse, it’s difficult to remember which Minion you’re actually controlling and may unintentionally move a Minion to somewhere you don’t want it to be.  Even even worse, it’s tough to figure out exactly where the control for the trap or blockade actually is, but determining that is half the fun of the game.

Another downside to the game is the ease at which one can get to the finish.  While this is worth it for a buck, it’s tough to justify for the original price of five bucks.

Ultimately, ‘Minion Mania’ is a puzzle game and a pretty good one at that.  It could just as easily worked with any generic scientist and assistants.  The fact that someone took the effort to think of something original to do with the franchise says only good things about this game.


Quick Take

Value:Medium to High

Would I Buy Again:Yes, but I like the Minions.

Learning Curve:Low

Who Is It For:Those who like cute puzzle games.

What I Like:Good graphics and concept.

What I Don't Like:Game controls are difficult to master.

Final Statement:If you ever needed a minion or two, this game is for you.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Celebrate the box office success and outstanding “A” Cinemascore with Despicable Me: Minion **This version is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd Gen 16Gb and higher.**

Become one of the world's greatest supervillains in Despicable Me: Minion Mania, based on Universal Pictures' new 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me. In this playful puzzler, command Gru's army of tireless Minions through a top secret laboratory, training them for Gru's next big heist. Play through 20 stages while using all of Gru's gadgets to aid you in your missions.


- Based on Universal Pictures' new 3-D CGI feature film Despicable Me!

- Play through 20 sneaky stages!

- Tons of wacky gadgets!

- Addictive gameplay and spectacular puzzles!

- Customize the minions with different outfits for a unique gaming experience.

What's new
**This version is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd Gen and higher.**

-Bug Fixes

-Lower end device fixes

-Disclaimer prompts for unsupported devices.

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