Despicable Me: Minion Rush temporarily pulled due to 'superpowers mode'

File this one under funny, but Despicable Me: Minion Rush is now missing from the Window Phone Store.

Don’t you worry though, we’re expecting the game to pop back probably within in a few hours and here’s why. This morning, an update went out for the popular and adorable endless runner. Some of our readers have even reported better support for 512 MB devices (meaning yes, it seems faster), though we have not been able to verify.

The reason it was removed? Evidently this morning’s release had a ‘dev tools’ section, which gave users superpowers, including “Invincibility, the ability to add bananas and tokens, unlock all costumes, puzzle pieces, spawn any powerups [sic]”, so says Reddit user groznyjgrad and a few others.

In short, the developers goofed on the XAP submission and have yanked the app, at least temporarily. Luckily with the new improved Store submission process, the correct version could be live in the next few hours, and that’s what we expect.

It’s a funny little story and if you have the special, super version, chime in on comments (and maybe avoid the next update?). Check on the status of the app by following this Store link.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.