Despicable Me: Minion Rush tips, tricks, and cheats

By Adam Zeis on 18 Oct 2013 09:45 am EDT

Despicable Me: Minion rush is now available for BlackBerry 10 devices, and if you're already addicted you're probably looking for ways to maximize your efforts. We've compiled a list of the best tips, tricks and cheats for making your way through your runs collecting bananas, tokens and being the best minion you can be.

There are a few ways to make your runs even more awesome and we'll show you how. With a few quick tips and some fast fingers you can be a top-scorer in no time at all. 

Go Bananas!

Obviously one of the biggest parts of the game is collecting bananas, so don't be shy. Of course you'll try to collect them as you run, but keep in mind the more you get the better. Bananas can be used to buy power-ups in the shop such as the Freeze Ray, Fluffy Unicorn or Minion Shield, so having a large stockpile is never a bad thing.

Consider playing at times just to collect bananas while not worrying about other power-ups or getting to far. Just go in with the sole purpose of getting bananas to stock up. A few bananas go a long way.

Golden Banana

If you're not opposed to spending real money (gasp!) you can always grab the Golden Banana for $4.99 and make any bananas you collect worth double FOREVER. Technically it's not cheating. Technically.

Power Up!

Keep an eye on your available power-ups as they will help you get further and achieve a higher score. Some are relatively cheap and can help out a good deal. The Banana vacuum is one of my favorites as you can just worry about avoiding obstacles and let the vac suck up the bananas for you. The Banana Splitter is a close second. 

Disco Room

The Disco Room is a bit hidden but not too hard to find if you know what to look for. 

A bit into your run you'll see some bananas off the track to the right. If you catch it in time, swipe right and you'll jump onto the pipe and head into Gru's Disco Room. Here you'll find bananas all over the place (along with some funky tunes) that you can snatch up for a quick score. 



Costumes not only help you personalize your little dude but also give you some added bonuses. Each costume has a special ability that can really help out during your run. The only catch here is that some of the better ones are pretty damn expensive in game terms so you'll need a lot of tokens to get one. The lower one's are all bananas, but if you want to go big you'll need lots of tokens. Again, you can always spend some real cash to get more tokens if that's your thing.

Here's a breakdown of the costumes:


Gift Codes


You also have the option to enter gift codes to unlock certain perks. You can do this from the Options screen by tapping the gift box in the top right corner. Enter the codes below to unlock the perks.

  • 5 Score Perks - Maid + Dancer + Baby
  • Free Referee Costume - Baby + Fireman + Dancer
  • Kung Fu Taunt - Fireman + Golf + Classic
  • Laughing Taunt - Golfer + Baby + Dad
  • 5 Banana Perks - Dancer + Dad + Firefighter


That's about it! If you have any other great tips or tricks for Despicable Me: Minion Rush, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

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Despicable Me: Minion Rush tips, tricks, and cheats


Hey Adam, I'm not really into these kinds of games, but I took your advise the other day and download it. Let's just say my wife and kid hate me right now. Thanks. I think.

Posted via CB10

Game is awesome guys gotta thank gameloft!! My gamer tag is Gus__ and my BBM channel is C00045DCF feel free to add and join guys

Sent friend request...

If anyone wants to add me, my name is Derlitz. (surprised?)

Posted via CB10 from my seksi Z10 (STL100-3 | OS

Adam, It appears that all you have done this past week is play Minion Rush.
Does Kevin normally allow you to play games all day?
My boss is nothing like that! Maybe he just doesn't get it. :)

If u must cheat in games then u shouldn't play them. That said keep coming. Not downloaded this. Not played this. Time for sleep

Only a fool thinks they know me.

This game came at the wrong time, I have thesis's to write, tests to study for, things to create, fantasy to prepare for and now it looks like ALL of that is on hold til I conquer this game........the minions are widely addicting and so much fun to play

Now can I get it on my PlayBook?

Posted via CB10

Thanks and needless to say I'm loving it!!! Just can't let my Z10 off my hands!!

Posted via CB10

Very beautiful game. I've had it for a while on my iPad but never played it, I preferred Subway Surfers instead. But now on my Z10 I'm addicted!! Though I'm facing a lot of lag when there are high jumps or during the transition between swiping and tilting. I have an STL100-1, is that it?

Posted via ZCB10

The only downside of this game is, it is laggy a bit in my Z10, I own model stl 100-1 though. I don't know how well it's progressed on the other models btw, so how it was fellows?

Never thought this game was so good, I'm now addicted to it. I can't spend the day at work without playing it and once you start it's hard to stop. Great game

Posted via CB10

I know this is probably a dumb question, but can you add friends from other platforms? Or is it strictly from BB10 games?

Posted via CB10

You have to avoid his drones. And the ones with the red you tap to throw them at him. My 4 year old beat him the first time. He schooled me. Haha good luck!

Posted via CB10

The social part don't seem to be up yet... you can't challenge your BBM friends either... but awesome that they have integrated it into BBM!

Posted via CB10

It's good, but comparing it to the version on my work issued iPhone 4s it's graphically inferior and lags a lot more.

I'm using. Z10 STL100-2.

Maybe they will keep working on it and optimise it mire for BB10 devices.

Anyone running it on a Z30 who can let me know how it runs on their device?

Posted via CB10

Whenever I enter the codes it says "invalid code". Am I doing something wrong? I've tried ten times with different codes.

Did you already put the codes in at another time? If you did, you can only put them in once. Other than that.... I'm not sure how to help you.

Posted via CB10

Great game... especially for a blackberry is a little laggy though...but I can get past most of it..also it's very addictive.....gotta stop playing it at work....

Posted via CB10

Jamvs addictive to it he is only 4. I am his mom cheering for him yepeee! Why some time the minion sleep, freezing the page?

Any way to change bananas to tokens? No way I'm spending $50.00 to buy costumes. Have 600k bananas.and nothing to spend them on.

The new update is here! Anyone played Jelly Lab yet? Hey Guys

I've been addicted to it. On Level58 currently. I was a little overwhelmed by it..but once you get the right powerups and the right costumes...without using real money..its not that hard to pass the levels.

Just started a tumblr about it with basic tips. Have a lot more coming on Costumes - which one should be used for which level, events, insider tips on the different locations, where to spend your bananas for best utilization, etc.

Stay with me and it'll be fun...underwear (Thats 'I swear' in Minion Language). Follow me on: