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

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I got a notification for update and when I updated it it got stuck at downloading. I had to delete it. Now I know what happened. :/ sad I have to download the data all over again.

Not at all working on my device since I used those minion combinations for unlocking new content, couldn't even tap on store,and after the update, always gets stuck on 94% (in game downloadable content) installation, hope any one can help

Same here. I redownloaded it from the Windows Store and the in game download is still stuck at 94%.

Need a fix quick, dying to play the game. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

LOL

Daniel,first time seen you make a punctuation error ,so quickly edit it before the grammar nazis arrive :p

Second para,first line, "*was removed"

Yes. It is behaving mysteriously after the previous update, sometimes the minion will get replaced by a black arrow thing and I have to go back to menu to correct the bug.

Same thing happening to Temple Run 2 on my Lumia 625.In a nutshell, everything is blown out of proportions.Bonuses appear every meter, the wheel bonuses give out crazy bonuses (like 300 gems and 50k coins per roll).It didnt bother me much but now its just ruining my game.

You aren't 'stuck' on 94% the game is just installing what it downloaded at this point, Keep it on and be patient in like 5 mins you'll be good to go.

Downloaded the update earlier didn't look at the game until I read this. The cheats are crazy god mode and all sorts im not updating the app again lol

It's because Gameloft are greedy bastards. This is the crap I do when these kinds of games are on Win8. To be truthful, this game is heavily XORed. Can't edit values.

never instaleed it again since it is laggy on my 520.Hats off to imagni for making temple run 2 smooh on 512 ram devices.