FAQ/Walkthrough - Guide for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
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Basics A. Controls on Foot D-Pad----------------Move around Left Control Stick---Move around Right Control Stick--Look in first person mode (you can't move) Start----------------Pause Select---------------Toggle camera view X--------------------Hold to sprint Square---------------Jump Circle---------------Use current weapon Triangle-------------Enter vehicle L1-------------------Center camera L2-------------------Change weapon back L3-------------------Crouch R1-------------------Target lock-on R2-------------------Change weapon forward R3-------------------Look back --------------------- B. Controls in Car D-Pad----------------Turn vehicle Left Control Stick---Turn vehicle Right Control Stick--Turn vehicle Start----------------Pause Select---------------Toggle camera view X--------------------Accelerate Square---------------Decelerate (Reverse if stopped) Circle---------------Drive-by (Hold L2 or R2) Triangle-------------Exit vehicle/Bail L1-------------------Change radio station L2-------------------Look left L3-------------------Horn R1-------------------Handbrake R2-------------------Look right R3-------------------Side missions (if applicable) (L3 and R3 buttons are accessed by pressing down on corresponding control stick) --------------------- C. Special Controls in Helicopter or Plane Control Stick Up-----Move forward Control Stick Down---Move backward X--------------------Accelerate/Gain height Square---------------Decrease altitude Circle---------------Fire missiles (Hunter only) Triangle-------------Suicide bail R1-------------------Fire machine gun (Hunter only) R2-------------------Turn right, hold to spin R3-------------------Brown Thunder (Vigilante, Hunter only) L2-------------------Turn left, hold to spin L3-------------------Hover in place --------------------- D. Radio Stations V-Rock--80's Rock Station--Hosted by the great Lazlow Wave 103--80's Pop/Rock Station--Hosted by Adam First Emotion 98.3--80's Love Station--Hosted by Fernando Martinez Flash FM--Classic 80's Station--Hosted by Toni Wildstyle Pirate Radio--80's Rap Station--Hosted by Mr. Magic Fever 105--80's Dance Station--Hosted by Oliver Biscuit Radio Esperanto--80's Jazz Station--Hosted by Pepe K Chat--Chat Station--Hosted by Amy Sheckenhausen Vice City Public Radio--Chat Station--Hosted by Maurice Chavez ---------------------- E. Good Citizen Bonus Since the whole world has e-mailed me about it, I'm posting it. If you see a cop running after a guy, beat the other guy to oblivion. You get $50 for knocking him down, and $50 for every time you kick him on the ground. The kicking thing works three times. Another good way to earn money fast. ---------------------- F. General Game Strategies i. **** the Police! This section will contain strategies about the police, stars, and how to avoid getting busted. 1. If you have one star, just drive around. Police will come on foot and beat you with a night stick, but just driving will drop your wanted level. 2. At two stars, you should drive to your hideout and change clothes. That will get rid of the level. Police will now be shooting at you, so you're not that safe. 3. At three stars, police get vicious. They spawn everywhere, so find a Pay-and-Spray and lose that level. Also, undercover cops in Banshees and Cheetah start showing up, and they're a bit faster than normal ones and great for Vigilante Missions. There are also annoying as hell spike strips out and road blocks. 4. At four stars, the SWAT comes in, and they have rifles. You can be plunked down in no time. GET TO A PAY-AND-SPRAY. 5. At five stars, the FBI is coming, and hell is breaking loose. Their Ruger's will eat you alive, and their cars are very fast. Find a frickin' Pay-and-Spray! 6. At six stars, the army is here. M60's, tanks, Barracks OL's... Run, just run for your life...towards a Pay-and-Spray...or take a tank. 7. Memorize Police Bribe locations, when in need, drive to them. This can ease missions up a ton. 8. Never run over a cop. That's two stars right there and that will lead to more very fast... ii. How Not to Die... This section will, of course, tell you ways to save yourself before death. 1. Car on fire? BAIL! You can get out of a moving car and take minimal damage. Don't explode. 2. Motorcycles are dangerous. Too many falls and you'll get wasted. 3. Long jumps are bad. Falling can take some massive health away. 4. Try to always keep full health and armor. Learn locations of the pick ups and grab them before missions. 5. Don't piss off a gang without protection. Gangs hang in packs, and pistols will own melee weapons anyday. iii. General Mission Strategies Most missions have a common point to them, and a general strategy can give you a basis on how to go about them. 1. Fast cars are good for timed missions, but for those that aren't, safety is first. Don't get blown up, busted, or killed stupidly. 2. Motorcycles are fun to ride but handle not so good...it's very easy to take a lot of damage if you hit something. 3. Some missions will piss off gangs, make a copy of the save before this mission so you can make sure you haven't lost something valuable. 4. Can't pass a mission? Go do something else. Kill some people, go package hunting, do someone else's missions, or turn the game off and read a book. Take some time to ease up, and then focus on the task at hand. It makes life much easier. 5. Helicopters are your friend. Anything that says 'Get to point A to point B', and doesn't give you a set vehicle, try a helicopter. It keeps you out of most gunfire. iv. Making the Blingy Blingy and Early Money Money actually serves a purpose in this game, unlike GTA3 where it was a joke almost. You receive less money for many things, and have to buy your weapons and hideouts for good money. First of course, is doing missions. Missions will earn you good money, but advance the game, which may do bad things (like angering gangs). Phone missions are notorious for this. Taxi missions are very easy, and can land you some good profit over time. Vigilante missions are pretty challenging, but give good rewards as well. All of the R3 missions are profitable. The newest feature to GTA is to rob stores. This earns about $1000 every time, and you can rob the same store many times. My favorite is the Corner Store, head over to that section for details. Early in the game, money is hard to come by. The best for this is taxi missions. Earn quick money, then buy a Pistol from Ammunation. Find the store closest to a Pay-and-Spray and rob it. Repeat this until you have enough to buy a couple of hideouts. Do some missions, and keep this up. When you get to the west island, get a Firetruck and get a ton of money that way. Keep robbing stores. Once you can buy assets, get Sunshine Autos. Complete its missions, and then get a ton of money from the street races. I have over $3 Million, and that was basically my strategy. I was only short on money a few times, and that was because I died. v. More Stuff If I have a tip I feel like adding, it will go here. G. 100%, The Legacy What you need for 100%: All 21 Storyline missions completed All Assets completed All Cuban, Haitian, Love Fist, Biker, Avery Carrington, and Phil Cassidy missions completed All Phone missions completed (Assinations) All Hideouts owned All Checkpoint races completed All Street races completed (1st place) All Arena challenges completed (1st place) All RC challenges completed 100 Hidden packages found 36 Unique jumps completed 35 Rampages completed Shooting Range completed Level 12 Vigilante completed Level 12 Paramedic completed Level 12 Firefigher completed Level 10 Pizza Boy completed 100 Taxi passengers dropped off All 15 Stores robbed NO CHEATS SAVED WITH Yea, easy right? Of course. Hey, at least you GET something, unlike in GTA3, where all you got was the 'glory'. If I missed something above, tell me. What you get for 100%: 200 Max Health 200 Max Armor Cars you drive can take twice as much damage Infinite Ammo! A couple of bodyguards The "Frankie" outfit--A white shirt with black letters, "I completed Vice City and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt." ******************************************************************************* IV. Vehicle Database (stats for every car coming soon) A. Four-Wheeled Cars Admiral--A basic 4-door coupe with a spiffy decal on the hood. Speed: 5 Handling: 5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4 Baggage Handler-A slow cart for putting bags on airplanes. Speed: 4 Handling: 4 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 5 Banshee--An eighties 'vette with enough speed to outrun cops. around. Speed: 8 Handling: 8.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 8 Benson--A slow, large carrying truck similar to a Yankee or Mule. Watch out, it flips really easily. Speed: 4 Handling: 3 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 3 BF Injection--A dune buggy with many exaust pipes, no doors, and roof lights. Speed: 7 Handling: 6 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 7 Blista Compact--A Honda CRX look-alike, and a pretty boring car. It has a domed back. Speed: 6 Handling: 6.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4 Bloodring Banger--An Oceanic (see below), but with a destruction derby paint job and mesh windows. A racing car for Bloodring. Speed: 7 Handling: 3.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 6.5 Bobcat--A light pick-up truck with BOBCAT written on the trailer. It has horrible handling. Speed: 6 Handling: 3 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 3 Boxville--A box with wheels. Seriously, it's a box-shaped van. Speed: 4 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 3 Burrito--A decently speed van with a spoiler. Get a Gang version instead, it's spiffier. Speed: 6 Handling: 3.5 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 4 Bus--A schoolbus looking vehicle, similar to the Coach, but just shaped differently, as the doors are in front. Speed: 5 Handling: 5 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 5 Caddy--A golf cart...probably found on golf courses. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 6 Cheetah--The fastest non-secret sports car in the game, and a very sweet ride. It's a Ferrari. Speed: 9 Handling: 8 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 8 Coach--The giant bus from GTA3 is back, and it looks exactly the same. Great for starting traffic jams. Speed: 5 Handling: 6 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 5 Comet--A Porsche-style sports car with enough gas to fly. Speed: 8 Handling: 7 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 7.5 Cuban Hermes--A Hermes painted in spiffy black with flames. Speed: 7 Handling: 6 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 7 Deluxo--A Delorean. It's the car from Back to the Future. No gull-wing doors, which is kind of a let down. Fast as light though. Speed: 8 Handling: 8 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 9 Esperanto--A stretched-out Caddilac that turns like it has grease for wheels. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 3.5 Flatbed--A long military-style pickup, with what appears to be a bomb in the back bed. Coolness. A Barracks OL look alike, too. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 5 Gang Burrito--A fairly quick van with spoiler, cool paintjob, roof mounted foglights, and a teddy bear on top. Speed: 7 Handling: 5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 6.5 Glendale--A Chrysler "K-Car", or so says Sir Coleman. Speed: 5 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 3 Greenwood--It looks and feels just like a Glendale, no difference to me, but there is some difference. It has a vinyl back. Speed: 5 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 3 Hermes--Think of PT Cruiser. It's actually a '46 Mercury, or so says blackbic. Nowadays, it still looks like a PT Cruiser. I don't care what anyone says. It looks like a goddam PT Cruiser, just lower. Speed: 5 Handling: 5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4 Hotring Racer--A stock car with excellent handling and speed. Speed: 9 Handling: 8.5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 9 Idaho--An Esperanto look alike, but it's a bit slower and handles a bit better. It has a vinyl top as well. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4 Infernus--An 80's Lamborghini. Commence with the drooling. Second fastest car in the game. Speed: 8 Handling: 8 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 8 Landstalker--The annoying SUV that rolls in the wind is back, try not to get in one. Speed: 5 Handling: 3 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 2 Linerunner--A semi without a trailer. It's very slow, but durable as anything. Speed: 6 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 8 Fun Factor: 5.5 Love Fist--A pink pimped out limo owned by the Love Fist band. Speed: 6 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 5 Manana--A styrofoam block with wheels; it flips in gusts of wind...It's more or less an old Chevy coupe. Speed: 4 Handling: 4 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 3 Mesa Grande--A jeep that isn't as fast as it should be on dirt. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 6 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5 Moonbeam--An ugly six-windowed minivan--looks just like the one from GTA3. Speed: 5 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 4 Mule--Another carrying van with bad handling, slow acceleration, but decent speed. There is really no difference between all the carrying vans/trucks. Speed: 4 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 3.5 Oceanic--Yet another 60's Chevrolet sedan look alike, and it's just as common as the others. I think it's a bit faster though. Speed: 4 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 4 Fun Factor: 3 Packer--A large car carrying truck that works as a portable stunt ramp. Speed: 5 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 7 Patriot--A military style Hummer. Handles very well off road. Speed: 6 Handling: 7 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 6.5 Perennial--An ungodly slow four door station wagon. Keep away. Speed: 3 Handling: 3.5 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 2.5 Phoenix--Another lightning fast sports car with about the same driving stats as the Banshee. A Pontiac Firebird. Speed: 8 Handling: 7 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 7.5 Pony--A little van with two back windows and solid otherwise. It's well rounded in almost every feature besides lower acceleration. Speed: 5 Handling: 5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4 Rancher--A Blazer looking SUV, nothing to gawk at. Easily confused with a Landstalker. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 4 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 4 RC Bandit--An RC Car... Speed: 6.5 Handling: 4 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 6.5 RC Bandit--An RC Plane... Speed: 5.5 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5.5 RC Raider--An RC Helicopter... Speed: 5.5 Handling: 1 Durability: 2 Fun Factor: 2 Regina--A GTA3 Perennial-style wagon...that should bring back some bad memories. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 3.5 Romero's--A large black hearse, perfect for stuffing those skeletons in your closet... Speed: 5 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 4.5 Rumpo--A Pony with an extra window on each side. Faster with better acceleration as well. Speed: 5 Handling: 5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4.5 Sabre--A medium speed sedan that is very well-rounded. Nothing special though. It's an Oldsmobile Cutlass. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 6.5 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 4 Sabre Turbo--A faster version of the Sabre with a racing stripe and spoiler. Take it if you're driving a Sabre...it's better. Speed: 7 Handling: 6 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 7 Sandking--An awesome monster truck with fog lights and a spoiler. Nice speed both on-road and off-road. Speed: 7 Handling: 7 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 7 Securicar--The same blue armored car from GTA3. Speed: 5 Handling: 4.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4.5 Sentinel--A dumbed down version of the Sentinel XS. Much slower and definitely not as stylish. Possibly an 80's Camry. Speed: 5 Handling: 5 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 4 Sentinel XS--The sports version of a Sentinel. Speed: 7 Handling: 6 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 6.5 Spand Express--A large work van similar to a Mule. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 4.5 Stallion--A Dodge Challenger convertible that spins out when off road very easily. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 4 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 4 Stretch--The same limo from GTA3. It looks like a regular limousine. Speed: 5 Handling: 6 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5 Stinger--A nice convertible sports car. A Ferrari "Daytona", a car from Miami Vice. Speed: 8 Handling: 8 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 8 Top Fun--A van with the words "Top Fun" written on the sides. This starts the RC races. It's like a TOYZ van in GTA3. Speed: 6 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5.5 Trashmaster--A large green garbage truck that races snails for fun. Speed: 3.5 Handling: 5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 5 Virgo--A Coupe style car with a vinyl back. Speed: 5 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 4.5 Fun Factor: 4 Voodoo--A 60's Chevy Impala, perfect for pimpin' out yo' ride foo. Comes with hydraulics. Speed: 6 Handling: 6 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 7.5 Walton--A farmer's pick-up. Put the chickens in the back. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 4.5 Washington--Another Sedan type vehicle, this one has a roof. Speed: 5 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5 Yankee--Yet another Mule/Spand Express look-alike. Almost exactly like a mule. Seriously, no difference. Speed: 5 Handling: 4 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 4.5 ------------------ B. Motorcycles To do a wheelie, get on a PCJ-600 or a Sanchez. Pull back on the control stick and keep your balance. Too far back and you fly off, to far forward and your wheelie won't last long enough to count. To do a stoppie, get a bunch of speed on a PCJ-600 or Sanchez, then press Square and slam forward on the control stick. You'll keep going on your front wheel. Angel--A Freeway with an American Flag on the side, and a red, white, and blue paint job. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 7 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 5 Faggio--A cute little motor scooter, damn slow. Speed: 4 Handling: 5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5 Freeway--The biker gang's hog of choice, a nice looking ride, too. It is pretty fast and handles better than all the bikes. Speed: 6 Handling: 7.5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 5.5 PCJ-600--A super fast sports bike sure to fit your needs...except handling. Watch your speed or you'll be eating gravel. Speed: 9 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 8 Sanchez--An uber-cool dirt bike that's great for stunts. It's very well- rounded with decent speed and good handling. Speed: 7 Handling: 6.5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 8 ------------------ C. Boats Coast Guard--A small speed boat with a life ring on it. No difference than a Speeder really. Cuban Jetmax--A Squalo painted Red and Yellow. Speed: 7 Handling: 5 Durability: N/A Fun Factor: 5.5 Dinghy--A James Bond style inflatable raft with two motors. Decent speed. Marquis--A spiffy looking fishing boat. Reefer--A decent sized fishing boat. Same one as from GTA3. It's slow as snot. Rio--N/A Speeder--A sleek speed boat...hence the name "Speeder." Speed: 6 Handling: 5 Durability: N/A Fun Factor: 5 Squalo--A speed boat with a white overhang covering it; the words "Squalo II" are written on it. It's "The Fastest Boat". Speed: 7 Handling: 5 Durability: N/A Fun Factor: 5.5 Tropic--A large two-story yacht. -------------------- D. Planes and Helicopters Maverick--A normal looking helicopter. Nothing special. Speed: 5 Handling: 7 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 7.5 Police Maverick--The police's version of the Maverick. Duh. Speed: 5 Handling: 7 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 7 Sea Sparrow--A Sparrow that can land on weater. Yup. Has a machine gun! Speed: 7 Handling: 6 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 8 Skimmer--The famous sea plane. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 4 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 6 Sparrow--A helicopter with a bubble shaped windshield. Speed: 7 Handling: 6 Durability: 5.5 Fun Factor: 7.5 VCN Maverick--A smaller blue version of the Maverick, found in a mission, but available elsewhere, on the VCN building. Thanks to Iama Fakeperson. Speed: 5 Handling: 7 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 7 --------------------- E. 'R3' Vehicles Ambulance--An ambulance. It looks like an ambulance. You can do ambulance missions. It handles like absolute crap. Speed: 7 Handling: 2 Durability: 4 Fun Factor: 4 Barracks OL--The army truck from GTA3 makes a return. Speed: 6 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 7.5 Fun Factor: 7 Cabbie--...and so does the Cabbie from GTA3. It looks like an old taxi cab from the old days. Slower than a Taxi. Speed: 4 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 5 Enforcer--The SWAT van from GTA3 is back as well! Hooray! Speed: 6 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 6.5 FBI Rancher--The FBI's version of the Rancher. Speed: 7 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 6 FBI Washington--The FBI's version of the Washington. Speed: 6 Handling: 6 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 5.5 Firetruck--It's a firetruck! AMAZING! Speed: 6 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 7 Fun Factor: 6 Kaufman Cab--This looks just like a Cabbie except 'Kaufman Cabs' is written on the sides. Faster than a Cabbie as well. Speed: 5 Handling: 6 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 5.5 Mr. Whoopee--An ice cream van! And you get to deliver ice cream! Awesome! Speed: 4.5 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 5.5 Pizza Boy--Deliver pizza to the hungry citizens on this very slow moped. Speed: 3.5 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 6 Police--A regular police car, these ones are white with gold stripes on the sides and green on the hood and trunk. Speed: 8 Handling: 7 Durability: 6.5 Fun Factor: 7 Predator--The police boat, so you aren't safe at sea. Speed: 6 Handling: 5 Durability: N/A Fun Factor: 5.5 Rhino--Our favorite tank is back, and just as evil as before. Speed: 3.5 Handling: 7 Durability: 11 (out of 10) Fun Factor: 8.5 Taxi--A normal yellow taxi with more speed than the other taxi cars. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 5.5 Durability: 4.5 Fun Factor: 5 Zebra Cab--I'd assume a taxi with black and yellow stripes...Opened after completing all the Kaufman Cab Missions. Speed: 5.5 Handling: 6.5 Durability: 6 Fun Factor: 6 Ultimate Vehicle--The Hunter. An Apache helicopter with two machine guns and supposedly missiles. Find all 100 packages to unlock this. It's super amazing and stuff. Press R3 for the Brown Thunder Vigilante missions. Speed: 7 Handling: 7 Durability: 5 Fun Factor: 9 Yup, those are all the vehicles. Hooray... Lots and lots of car info from Jnco904. Thanks. *huggles Jnco* Even better info from Sir Coleman. ******************************************************************************* V. Item and Weapon Database A. Item Database Armor Icon--Gives you 100 armor, so you won't die as fast. Heart Icon--Replenishes your health back to 100. Money Icon--If you own an asset and have finished it's mission(s), you'll see this outside it. It makes a certain amount of money per day. Pill Icon--An adrenaline pill that puts the game in bullet-time and gives Tommy super-human strength. Move cars, punch people through glass... Police Bribe--A blue star icon that lowers your wanted level by one. Skull Icon--This spawns a rampage, see below for a description. Tiki Icon--This is a hidden package, there are 100 hidden in the game. Every ten nabs you a nifty item for your hideout. --------------------- B. Weapon Database Brass Knuckles--Fist--Put these own and make those punches hurt. Hammer--Melee--A tinker tool...OF DEATH. BWAHAHAHA... Screwdriver--Melee--Pop some tires, stab some people, screw stuff over. Golf Club--Melee--Please be courteous and yell 'FORE!' before swinging. Night Stick--Melee--The same stick the police use to beat you with when you're naughty. Baseball Bat--Melee--Hit a homer...or a car...or that guy...it doesn't matter. Knife--Melee--A steak knife...good enough to make someone bleed. Meat Cleaver--Melee--Good for chopping vegetables, fruits, and limbs. Machete--Melee--A long, sleek knife, perfect for disfiguring unwanted pedestrians. Katana--Melee--Take some Ju-Jitsu and slice your enemies to peaces. Chainsaw--Melee--Rev it up and tear the world apart. Grenades--Explosive--Lob one of these and let the carnage reign. Molotov Cocktail--Explosive--Fire in the hole! Make sure it doesn't hit you. Bomb and Detonator--Explosive--Set the target and wait for your time... Tear Gas--Explosive--A grenade that doesn't hurt cars, but makes people cry like they just saw Old Yeller for the first time. Colt 45--Pistol--A handgun good enough for a basic killing. Colt Python--Pistol--The Colt 45 with some extra BANG. Fires slower, but kills in one hit. Chromed Shotgun--Shotgun--Your average shotgun. Spas-12 Shotgun--Shotgun--Another shotgun with an automatic firing mechanism. Stubby Shotgun--Shotgun--A sawed-off gun with worse aim, but more power. Tech-9--Sub-Machine Gun--An Uzi style gun good enough to make some blood pools. Ingram MAC--Sub-Machine Gun--Another sub-machine gun with a bit more fire-power. Uzi M9--Sub-Machine Gun--Run and fire, then drive and fire, it's all good. MP5--Sub-Machine Gun--A gun similar to an Uzi, but more power. The FBI's weapon of choice. The most powerful of the class. Ruger--Rifle--Great for hunting...people! Has manual aim. Colt M4--Rifle--The 45 is turned into a machine gun for a much faster death. Sniper Rifle--Sniper Rifle--Zoom in and pop some heads. Great for shooting out tires, or popping heads. PSG-1--Sniper Rifle--A sniper rifle with a laser scope for easier aiming. Mini-gun--Heavy Weapon--Heavy indeed, just pull the trigger and watch the fun. M60--Heavy Weapon--Although it isn't an M16, it functions like the one in GTA3. Exactly like it, so Rockstar screwed up with the description. Not me. Leave me alone with the e-mails. Rocket Launcher (RPG)--Heavy Weapon--So...so very sweet... Flamethrower--Heavy Weapon--Torch your enemies to a burning carcas. Those are all of the weapons. REMEMBER THIS! You can only hold 9 weapons at a time. 1 Melee (Chainsaw) 1 Pistol (Colt Python) 1 Sub-Machine Gun (MP5) 1 Rifle (Colt M4) 1 Sniper Rifle (PSG-1) 1 Heavy Weapon (RPG) 1 Shotgun (Spas-12) 1 Explosive (Grenades) 1 Fist (Brass Knuckles) All Sub-Machine Guns are drive-by capable. THERE IS NO WEAPON LOCKER AT YOUR HIDEOUT! I HAD BAD INFORMATION! ******************************************************************************* VI. Store/Hideout/Costume Database A. Stores Ammu-Nation There are 3 of these. You can't rob them because the clerk is packing a shotgun. Downtown Colt Python--$2000 MP5--$3000 Spaz-12 Shotgun--$4000 M4--$5000 PSG-1--$6000 Body Armor--$200 North Point Mall Colt 45--$100 Uzi 9mm--$400 Stubby Shotgun--$600 Sniper Rifle--$1500 Grenades--$300 Body Armor--$200 Ocean View Colt 45--$100 Ingram Mac 10--$300 Shotgun--$500 Ruger--$1000 Body Armor--$100 Bunch of Tools The hardware store in Washington Beach. Robbable, and it has stuff. (1/15) Screwdriver--$10 Hammer--$20 Meat Cleaver--$50 Baseball Bat--$80 Machete--$100 Corner Store Located north of the Shady Palms Hospital, on a corner of Vice Point. Nothing here, but it is robbable. (2/15) Deli A small dougnut shop located in Little Havana, down the main road. Nothing to buy here, just rob it. (3/15 Dispenary A pharmacy where you can get free health and an Adrenaline Pill. Located in Vice Point as well, down the road from the hospital. Robbable as well. (4/15) Gash A clothes store in the mall where you can pick up Casual Clothes. Another store you can rob. (5/15) Jewerly Store You can't buy anything at this store, but you can stick it up and rob it as one of 15 stores. Three locations, one in Downtown near the music studio, in Vice Point down the road from Well-Stacked Pizza, and another in North Point Mall. (6-8/15) Laundromat Look in the northwest part of Little Havana. Nothing to buy, just rob it. (9/15) Music Store A small record store at North Point Mall. Nothing here but a clerk, so rob him. (10/15) Pay-and-Spray (NOT ROBBABLE, NOT EVEN A STORE) Drive your car in the garage, and for $100, lose your wanted level, get your car fixed, and get a new paint job (doesn't work on some cars). Pharmacy Same as the Dispensary but located in Downtown. Down the road from the music studio and right next Jewerly Store. (11/15) Phil's Place After completing the mission for Phil, Boomshine Saigon, you can buy the heaviest weapons in the game for a hefty price. M60--$8000 Rocket Launcher--$8000 Minigun--$10,000 Bomb and Detonator--$1000 Robina's Cafe In Little Havana, the place where you get the Cuban missions from Umberto. Just rob it. (12/15) Ryton Aide Pharmacy Located next to the Pay-and-Spray in the west island. Second, it's the same as the Dispensary, just different name and different location. (13/15) Screw This The ultimate hardware store, found in Little Havana, just off the main road. (14/15) Screwdriver--$10 Hammer--$20 Meat Cleaver--$50 Machete--$100 Chainsaw--$500 Tool It Up The hardware store in North Point Mall. (15/15) Screwdriver--$10 Hammer--$20 Meat Cleaver--$50 Knife--$90 Katana--$300 All of these store are robbable, I will also list what you can buy at these stores later, as I find them. To rob a store, take a gun and aim it at the clerk. Keep this up until he drops 4 cash pickups. Now get in a car and drive away as you now have 3 stars, but are $1000 richer. Get to a Pay-and-Spray. If you don't need the money, but just need to knock the store off, take a one hit kill weapon (Colt Python or a shotgun) and just wait for him to drop one cash pickup. Blow him away. You only get one star, and you get credit for it. 0 Stars--$50, but two stars once you kill him. 1 Star---$150, but two stars once you kill him. 2 Stars--$550 3 Stars--$1050 The Pay-and-Spray costs $100. O, and never rob an Ammunation or the Malibu Club. The clerks have Shotguns...And they hurt. Some info from Jnco404. Thanks. ---------------------- B. Hideouts Elswanko Casa $8000--A nice big house with a useless swimming pool. Many people have told me there's an assualt rifle on the roof, so I guess there is. There is a single one-car garage. It's farther down the road from Links, but it's on your in-box map. Links View Apartments $6000--Located down the road from Leaf Links. Has one garage. Ocean Heights $7000--Located near the Pole Position Strip Club. It's kind of hidden in some vines. It's on your in-box map. This has a garage as well. Hyman Condos $14,000--Located next to the Hyman Stadium on the west island. Has two two-car garages, a FOUR-CAR garage, and a helipad with respawning Maverick. 1102 Washington Street $3000--Located amazingly in Washington Beach! Not sure where, I'll fix that tomorrow. No garage, but a save point for when you need it. 3321 Vice Point $2500--Located on the north side of well, the North Point Mall. So it's an easy find. No garage, just another save point. Skumhole Shack $1000--This thing is a joke, but is required to own all property. It's located on a roof in Downtown, and is literally, a shack! No garage. It's behind the Greasy Chopper, head up the stairs located on the east side of that block. You can buy these as soon as the game starts, there are others that you can buy later. See the next section. ----------------------- C. Gangs Vice City has gangs of course, but most of them serve no purpose. Yup...This section is in a small beginning, I'll fix it up later. The Bikers Location: Downtown Clothes: Leather jackets, tattered jeans, black bandanas Vehicle: Angel/Freeway Desciption: The best gang ever. They pack heat and ride hogs. Their leader is Big Mitch Baker. Yup... The Cubans Location: Little Havana Clothing: White shirt, jeans, red bandana. Vehicle: Cuban Hermes Description: They gonna cut off your tongue son...most of them are packing heat, so beware. They are in a gang war with the Haitians. The Golfers Location: In and around Leaf Links Clothing: Purple shirt, pink shorts, optional visor. Vehicle: Caddy Description: Old fogeys in golf clothes. Run them down, but beware of the golf clubs of death. The Haitians Location: Little Haiti Clothing: Purple shirt, jeans. (second color of clothing in 2.01f...) Vehicle: Voodoo Description: ...they're Haitian. They pack heat too, and of course, are at war with the Cubans. After the last Auntie Poulet mission, they'll hate you, so beware when in Little Haiti. The Sharks Location: Prawn Island Clothes: Denim jackets, jeans. Vehicle: Gang Burrito Description: I'm not even sure if that's their name...but whatever. They hang around in Prawn Island and do nothing. The Streetwannabe's Location: Vice Point, in and around the North Point Mall Clothing: Leather jacket, red pants, white undershirt. Vehicle: None Description: So hardcore that they have to be a gang. Very few of them have guns, but they manage to be very annoying anyway. Vercetti Gang Location: Around all assets you own Clothing: Stuff...I forget...look in 2.01f) Vehicle: None Description: They're your own gang, so it would be mean to kill them. Bwahahaha! They're chopped liver and Uzi ammo. Beat them to bits, they won't fight back. ----------------------- D. Costumes Bank Job Outfit A blue suit with a white hockey mask (can you say, Jason?) Spawns at the Malibu Club after its mission, "The Job." Casual Clothes A brown shirt and light pants. Very bland, but easy for a change of clothes. Found at the clothes store at North Point Mall. Cop Outfit You look just like a cop, brown shirt, brown pants, brown cap. Walk the beat and bust some people. Found inside the Washington Beach police station after the mission "Cop Land". You'll have the ability to enter the Air Base immune to gun fire when you wear this. Coveralls Be a hick! This is a white T-shirt, work gloves, and blue overalls. You can find these after "Riot" at "Tool It Up". Havanna Outfit The Cuban gang outfit. Keep on thuggin'. Found at the clothes store in Little Havana after the mission "Two Bit Hit". Mr. Vercetti A very nice suit with tan vertical stripes and a bright pink under- shirt. Found at Collars & Cuffs after you complete the Strip Club asset. Soriee Outfit A nice suede suit for when Tommy needs to dress up. Found at Rafael's after completing "The Party". Street Clothes The 'Tommy Verceti' look. A blue Hawaiian shirt and acid-washed jeans. (thanks Tommy Russel for the acid-washed heads up). Found at your hideout after "The Party". Tracksuit A jogging suit of different colors. It looks hot...Found at the Laundromat in Downtown, and in other locations. ******************************************************************************* VII. Walkthrough NOTICE TO ALL! If you are submitting a suggestion via e-mail, and it involves a helicopter, it will not be accepted. Every mission that tells you to get from Point A to Point B is made easy by a helicopter. Oy... A. KEN ROSENBURG, THE LAWYER This is your first boss of the game, and his missions are pretty easy and self explanitory, but I must include them for the sake of the guide. He can be found by going to the "L" on the mini-map. 1. *The Party* Difficulty: 1/10 Head to the clothes shop showed on your mini-map and grab some threads. Feel free to take that Freeway showed in the cinematic. Now follow the next blip to Cortez's yacht, and watch the cinematic. You can now take his daughter with you in your car (or bike). Take her to the club. Reward: $100 -- Street Clothes delivered to save point. 2. *Back Alley Brawl* Difficulty: 1.5/10 Follow the blip to the club and meet Kent Paul. He will tell you to meet a chef in an alley. Go the blip shown on the mini-map. Use your fists to punch is lights out and take his cell phone. Three more chefs will appear after the cinematic with Lance. Feel free to kill them and take their Meat Cleavers, or just follow Lance. If you do kill them, make sure to grab the nearby Police Bribe. Take Lance and his Infernus to Ammunation where you can grab some nice artillery. Now drive back to your hotel. Reward $200 -- Cellphone 3. *Jury Fury* Difficulty: 2/10 *Note: Just before this mission, you should get a meaningless phone call. I mention this so you can keep count of phone calls.* Two juries are about to sentence a very important man, convince them that he is innocent by scaring the bageezes out of them. Grab the hammer in front of you and head south. Go up to the jury's car and beat it to a pulp with it. The jury will come out of the building and Tommy will say something (the phrase is random, I've done it 3 times). Now head back North and find the other jury. Hit him with the hammer and watch as he gets in his car. Wait a second, as a van is about to box him in. Hit his car with the hammer until he gets out. Ignore the police if they come, as the wanted level will go away after the mission. Reward: $400 4. *Riot* Difficulty: 2.5/10 (see a pattern yet?) *Note: Before this mission, you should receive a call asking where the money is. This is meaningless except to add story. However, a few minutes later, you get another anonymous call. You can now receive missions from a phone near your save point.* Some workers are protesting, but you have to make it a full-blown riot. First, head to the clothes store and grab your Coveralls, then drive over to the point of riot. Attack four workers then run out of the area for a bit. The four workers you attacked will follow you, so beat them down one by one. Next, grab a weapon (you should have a pistol at least), and run back in. Shoot the explosive barrels near the van and watch as they explode. Do this for all three and claim your reward. Reward: $1000 -- Coveralls at Tool It Up *Note: Just after this mission, you get a fourth phone call. This is from Cortez saying that you can come work for him. Avery Carrington is already on the map, so we'll go see him next, as Ken is done with you. -------------------- B. COLONEL CORTEZ, THE BIG CUBAN MAN After finishing Riot, you'll get a call from Cortez. Find him on his yacht, located by the 'C'. 1. *Treacherous Swine* Difficulty: 1.5/10 Easy easy mission. Take the chainsaw and hop into Cortez's Cheetah. Go to the blip to find the "swine". Try to kill him in his house to make it easy, but if not, unequip the saw and run in front of him, grab the chainsaw, turn around, and kill him. You now have two measly stars, so head to the Pay-and-Spray to finish the mission. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kent Neale has this strategy: Simply park the car you drove over in outside. Walk in the building. The dude you're after runs away. Jump in your car and run him over. Simple yet effective. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reward: $750 2. *Mall Shootout* Difficulty: 3/10 A bit harder than the previous, but easy nonetheless. Take the Cheetah again and head to the mall. Watch the cinematic and try to cap the French man in the mall. Otherwise, run after him, grab a bike, and get ready for a chase. Either drive-by him or force him to fall and run him over. Now depending on your location, go to a Pay-and-Spray, or directly to Cortez. Two stars is nothing. Reward: $500 3. *Guardian Angels* Difficulty: 4/10 The hardest mission just far, and it reminds you of Bomb Da' Base from GTA3. Go the car park near your hotel and grab the Ruger. Now go with Lance to see Diaz. Get to your vantage point and crouch if you'd like to. Watch as the waves of Cubans come out to attack, and pop them. The Ruger is a one hit kill, so aim once and move on. After a while, two dirt bikes will come buy and take the money. Grab the bike that gets left behind and follow the other one. His path is winding, so try to keep up. Again, either push him off his bike or drive by. Take the money back to Diaz. Reward: $1000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lots and lots of people have this streagy: Who said you have to stay at the vantage point. Jump down and take a weapon with auto-aim and blow the crap out of everyone you see. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the mission Diaz calls and tells you to come see him for work. ---------------------------- C. RICARDO DIAZ, THE CUBAN THAT SAYS 'DICKHEAD' TOO MUCH Diaz is located by the large 'D' on your minimap, on Starfish Island. 1. *The Chase* Difficulty: 3/10 This mission is very easy as long as you can run long enough. The more you sprint, the longer you become able to sprint. First, drive to the blip on your minimap, which is located northeast of your locating, at a hotel. Do as the game says and peer through his window, when the short cinematic shows your man, RUN. Follow him on his butt, ignoring all gun- fire and random cinematics; they can't hurt you. Now when he gets in his BF Injection, and his friend gets on top to play turret, take your super fantastic vehicle--the Faggio. He drives slow, but erratic, and the gun- fire is annoying, as it can do damage to you, but inevitably, it blasts your tires out. Stay on the tail of him until you end up at Prawn Island, and the location where Diaz's associate was stashing the money. Mission passed. What? You don't kill him?! Not yet at least. Reward: $1000, and the opening of Starfish and Prawn Islands, but no access to the second huge island yet. Keep waiting. 2. *Phnom Pehn '86* Difficulty: 3-6/10, depending on your aim This mission is a test of aim, something that must be acquired, not learned in a guide. The Ruger is your weapon and you'll be firing from a helicopter. There is manual aim, but no scope. Watch as you head over to Prawn Island as Lance flies you there. When you see some gang members standing and shooting (and you'll be very slightly moving), kill them all. Make sure you don't look over one as it can do some damage to the helicopter. The Maverick's (helicopter's) health is very courteous, so unless you are taking constant fire, you'll be fine. Repeat the killing four or five times until you get to a very short cinematic. These guys have hellacious guns, so kill them FAST. Shoot the explosive barrels if you can't hit the people directly. Phineas T. Arbuckle states that if you duck, your aim is much better. Lance will land and let you go off on your own. Ignore the gunfire that is coming from nowhere; it never hits you. Your ammunition will run out on the Ruger if you waste it, so save it for the gang members. Duck and fire, or take quick shots and run as you get to the first set of gang members. Go up the stairs and turn left, going through the hole in the wall. Repeat the proceess you did for the first section, and head up the last set of stairs. Take the briefcase and do a dance. You've reached a huge breaking point in the game. Reward: $2000, Avery Carrington reopens for business, and ACCESS TO THE WEST ISLAND! HOORAY! Helicopters and stuff are now yours for the taking! Note: You receive a phone call from Cortez after this mission, and he reopens as a boss as well. Continue on with Diaz for now. 3. *The Fastest Boat* Difficulty: 5/10 I did this mission once, had no problems, died on the way back to my hideout, reloaded, tried again, and died the second I stepped into the docks...after numerous tries, I have a strategy. First, go behind Diaz's mansion in the hedge maze and take the Sniper Rifle. This will help a lot throughout the mission. Get over to the Vice Port Docks, and keep going as the game tells you to get to the switch. Run the workers with hammers over, click the switch and GET BEHIND YOUR\ CAR. It is your shield for about 30 seconds. Using the snipe-and-duck technique, kill as many people as you can. When your car catches fire, switch to a weapon you can sprint with and sprint- jump to the boat (by this, I mean sprinting and jumping occasionally; this throws off the AI shooting). Get in the boat and FLOOR it. You have three stars. Ignore the police boats, they can't do anything to your Squalo. It's a straight shot to Diaz's mansion. Reward: $4000 Note: You will receive a phone call telling you to get to the phone in Washington Beach. Ignore this for now. 4. *Supply & Demand* Difficulty: 4-7/10, depending on your aim Get to the boat and see Lance, he'll be your turret for a while. Follow the lead boats until you pass them, then navigate to the yacht. This is the easy part. Now, if you had trouble with Phnom Pehn, this will be your Hell. You're going to have to use the Ruger from a boat, and hit people on boats. I can't teach you how to aim, so you're on your own. The first bit is to shoot two boaters that are behind you. Feel free to wreck their boats too. You should take minimal damage from this. Next, a Sparrow flies overhead. Blow it out of the sky. Here comes the hardest part--There are men lining the dock up ahead. As soon as you see someone, fire. Keep firing until you've crossed the dock. I took a lot of damage here. Lastly is a nice break. When you speed in front of a boat in front of you, cap the shooter and destroy the boat. End of mission. Now claim your lovely prize. Reward: $10,000! Note: After this mission, Lance calls and has a small, meaningless to anything but storyline phone call. Now we go back to Cortez for one of the easiest missions in the game. ---------------------------- D. Colonel Cortez II 1. *Sir, Yes Sir!* Difficulty: 1/10 First, my strategy sucks. Ignore it. Seriously. The one submitted below is a lot better. Sorry for misleading a lot of people earlier. Make sure you have Grenades from the Ammu-Nation in the mall, a Sniper Rifle from Diaz's hedge maze, a melee weapon that can damage a vehicle, a fast car, and about $300-$600 you can blow on the Pay-and-Spray. Drive across the bridge towards the convoy. When you see the Patriot drive by, lob a grenade at the Barracks OL (the huge army transport truck). Now get back in your car and drive! Drive north to the Pay-and-Spray to rid you of your wanted level. Now drive back towards the tank, which has now stopped. Run over all the army troops you see. Continue until you know that all of them are dead. Go to the Pay-and-Spray when you need to. Now, there may or not be a Barracks OL with some men in it. If there are, get behind a somewhat nearby median (road divider), and snipe everyone out of the truck. Go to the Pay-and-Spray one last time. Last to kill is the guy holding turret on the tank. Just snipe his head off. Now, pull out your melee weapon and knock off one of the tank's doors. Get in. Although on your minimap, it looks like the garage is up a ramp, between a little alley, but it's not. Drive through the alley and turn left, you should see the pink dot now. Drive the tank into the garage, and get out. You have roughly sixty seconds before the tank auto-detonates, so drive as fast as you can in a slow tank. Reward: A pathetic, measly, lame, $2000... Now isn't that reward lame? Well, I've came up with this! Well, probably someone else has already, but I need some glory here. You have to own the Hyman Condo to make this work. Instead of taking the tank to Cortez's garage, take it to yours! If you know the path, you can do this with roughly ten seconds left. Just get out to where the garage is open, but you're decently far out of it. Watch the tank detonate, and let the door close. Open it again, and you should have a fully reconstructed Rhino. Add that to your $2000... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jason Story and many other have made me feel stupid with this: Instead of bothering with the grenades, just drive alongside the Convoy, and after about two minutes, the sergeant yells "PRIVATE! Go get some donuts!" To which he responds "Sir, yes sir!" Then, When the convoy stops, just hop into the tank and drive it to the garage. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Another strategy by others is: Park a car in front of the convoy. A trooper will get out. Now saw the door down and take the tank. Easy as Pie. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- I know I said that I'd put four submissions in, but these are just too easy to even bother with. God, I feel so stupid. Paul Kent is open. Let's go to him. ---------------------------- E. PAUL KENT, THE ANNOYING BRIT Difficulty: 6/10 Kent is marked by large 'K' at the Malibu Club. 1. *Death Row* And now, back to the hard stuff. Really, this is a hell of a wake up, although it's not amazingly hard, it is a change of pace. You'll need a sniper rifle, a nice weapon with a long auto-target, and fast car. This time limit actually has purpose, and we don't want poor old Lance to get killed. Cross the Leaf Links bridge, cross the road, make a few turns, and stop about halfway down the road to the junkyard. Pull out your Sniper Rifle and kill the three guards around the car. Now get back in and ram the "road block". Pull out your auto-target weapon and start blasting the Haitians. Once the close ones are dead, pull out the Sniper Rifle again and kill the three or four in the distance. Next, drive up a little, and MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE you kill the guy on the tractor. He will kill Lance easily. Pull up a bit farther and switch to the auto-targeting weapon. Kill the guys around Lance's hostage point. Your time should be slim now, so run over to him. Part two is easy. Run over to the Trashmaster and let Lance get it. Get out in front of the four Comets and watch as they bounce of you. It isn't too far of a drive from the junkyard, and once you get a decent lead on the Comets, they'll be hitting too much traffic to bother you. Drop Lance off and save. Mission passed. Reward: Nothing, nada, zilch! Diaz is now open for business. Let's go back to him. Note: Cortez also calls, and his next mission is supposedly hard, or at least so says the e-mails I've gotten. But as I said, let's go to Diaz. It continues this mission. ---------------------------- F. RICARDO DIAZ II, THE SPOILER OF EVILLLL! Difficulty: 6/10 Ahoy there! Yarrr...there be massive spoilers ahead! Beware! You have been warned. 1. *Rub Out* This is the mission where all Hell breaks loose. This isn't much of a Diaz mission, more of a Lance and Tommy mission. Here comes the spoiler! Lance and Tommy have decided that now is the time to kill Diaz, and take over this town. Now, you're going to be given an M4, and that's nice, but you'll need a Sniper Rifle for my strategy, which is the safe, "take no damage but take twenty minutes" method. Lance is not your friend. He only makes the mission easier to fail. Keep him behind you. Start the mission by capping every single one of Diaz's men around you. Beware of the one or two in the pool. Run up to the doors and find out that they are locked. You're going to have to head to the hedge maze. Cap the two men near the start of the maze, and head in. Lance will rush ahead. Follow him with an auto-targeting weapon. Take all the hits that Lance would be taking. Grab the Sniper Rifle a little bit down the way. Once you get out of the maze, you'll enter part two, Diaz's mansion. This is where my panzy strategy comes in. As soon as you see a guard, blow his arm or whatever off with a sniper rifle. To your disadvantage, the AI is very good and usually sees you before you see them. If you have full health and armor, you'll survive no problem. Just make sure Lance isn't taking damage. Once you get to the stairs, go into Solid Snake-style stealth mode. Get as close as you can without being shot and nail anyone you see on the stairs. Head up slowly, and when you see a bullet, back off. Head up a little bit and blow his arm off (as that's all you'll be able to see. There's three or four guards here. When you get level to the dot that is Diaz, head through the door. Now you'll have to bust some heads fast, there's quite a few guards in here, and Lance is in massive danger. When Diaz comes out, auto-target him with a machine gun and start blasting him. When he runs into his little office, finish the job. Watch Diaz's final words and rejoice. You are now the owner of Diaz's Mansion, or should I say, the Vercetti Estate. You open for your own boss, and even though Cortez and the Cubans had first dibs, we'll be doing the Vercetti mission first. Reward: A whopping $50,000, Diaz's entire mansion, a respawning Shotgun, and an M4 in a room, and a two-car garage. Enjoy. Note: Paul Kent will call saying that he's at the studio with some work for you. These are the Love Fist missions. Sonny will call soon afterwards, and this is just for storyline purposes. ---------------------------- G. COLONEL CORTEZ III, ONE MORE DAMNED MISSION Difficulty: 5-7/10, depending on your aim Cortez needs to get out of town, and boat is his only way. However, there is a nice force blocking his exit. You're given a Ruger for this, so use use it to your advantage; it does good, fast damage. Start by killing the guys on the boats behind you, and then run to the front of the boat. There's a huge blockage out front; destroy at least two or three boats, but save your ammo. Use a different weapon to kill the people trying to climb up the yacht. Helicopters come next, and the hardest but fastest way to shoot them down is by killing the pilot. Men will repel down a rope continuously, so make sure you shoot the first two copters down quickly. Now, head back to the front of the boat and kill some of the stragglers still heading up the boat. In about ten seconds, an Apache helicopter will come out from the right and begin firing its massive guns. I was lucky as hell as I capped the pilot in about three shots. If not, keep firing as it makes its passes, it will either catch fire or crash as the pilot falls out. If all of Cortez's men die, you fail, so hurry. If you have a Rocket Launcher (found in the pool of a hotel near Sunshine Autos, next to the airport), you can knock it down in two shots. If not, pray that you have enough ammo. Reward: $5000 and a nice speed boat. I felt really stupid after finishing this mission because I feel off the damned boat as I rode up the docks. I was too lucky to try again. If you have a better strategy, submit it to me... Note: You'll get another call from Paul Kent saying that there's a price on your head and to be weary. I'm not sure what this means...yet. Head on to the rest of the Vercetti missions if you haven't already done them. ---------------------------- H. TOMMY VERCETTI, THE GUY THAT'S...YOU 1. *Shakedown* Difficulty: 4/10 It's time to take over this town! To show that he means business, Tommy needs to offer some protection. Still, stores need a reason to want protection. That's where you come in. The North Point mall has many windows on stores that need busted, grab a good melee weapon that can break stuff (Baseball Bat, Chainsaw, Hammer, Screwdriver, etc.) before this mission. You have five minutes to get to North Point Mall and smash all the stores' windows. This is harder than it sounds, but grab the Infernus or Stinger outside and drive. When you get there, find a logical order to hit the stores depending on your entrance. The Gash has a ton of windows, so you may want to do those as soon as possible. Run around and bust the windows on your mini-map. You'll slowly gain stars, but you can divert the first two with a change of clothes, after that, it gets hard. RUN! Run and jump and sprint and fly or whatever to every window you can find! By the end, you'll have four stores and a mall crawling with cops! Hopefully, you have enough armor to live. Ammunation has some though, but depending on location, it may be hard to get to. There are about twenty or twenty-five total windows. Reward: $2000 and the all amazing ability to buy assets. Take a break to do Cortez's last mission and do the Asset Missions (see Section X), as Vercetti's missions are a bit hard. 2. *Bar Brawl* Difficulty: 5/10 You NEED grenades for this. Buy them at the Ammunation in the mall. Start by capping the two guards at the bar and talking to the bar owner. He tells you to get over to the security building, so do so. You have five minutes, but that's no problem; it's around the corner. Get over to the wall and wind up a grenade, it'll take a few practice shots, but once you lob one or two over, every security guard and car will blow to bits. Drive back to the mansion, or hit a Pay-and-Spray first. Reward: $5000 Lance will call afterwards. He's pissed that you're not giving him a fair cut. Meh... 3. *Cop Land* Difficulty: 5.5/10 This is a fun mission! Seriously! It's fun! One of your men has screwed up and mis-wired a bomb that was supposed to destroy a coffee shop. Now, cops are roaming like flies, and they're bound to find Tommy's tracks. You have to get in and blow it yourself. Start by running a cop over or something and getting two stars. Get a cop car to follow you to the lock-up. Listen as Tommy and Lance mug the cops and take their clothes. Now get in the squad car and head to the mall. Walk in and get to the coffee shop. Step into the circle and RUN! Watch as it blows. You now have FIVE stars. Try to get a non-police vehicle and drive it to the Pay-and-Spray, because five stars is no joke. Do that, and take the easy ride home. Reward: $10,000 and Cop Outfit delivered to Washington Police Station. The Vercetti Mansion has now become an Asset worth $5000 a day. Take note of that. Lance calls again and he's still pissed. Is this leading to something? Probably not. Who cares? ---------------------------- I. THE FINAL MISSIONS, SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR If you have done EVERY SINGLE ASSET! Not all but two, not all but one, ALL OF THEM!, you'll get a call from the Earnest telling you to come down. He's been beat up by Forelli's goons, and they're taxing all your assets. Thus, the more you have, the better and easier. I suggest owning them all. 1. *Cap the Collectors* Difficulty: 3/10 The Mafia are on Sanchez's (what the hell?), so this is amazingly easy. They start at the Boatyard, then Sunshine Autos, then the Ice Cream Factory, then Kaufman Cabs, Film Studio, The Malibu Club, and The Pole Positions is last. I hit them at the Ice Cream Factory and Sunshine Autos. Just get some speed up in a car and ram the Sanchez. Run the survivors over. The Mafia keep coming to the same asset, so this makes this very easy. Just kill them at one place and camp. Reward: $30,000 Lance will call and tell you that Sonny is coming, so come back to get ready. That mission is INCREDIBLY hard, so lets do some of the somewhat- side missions, like the Cubans and Love Fist. Or, if you're feeling lucky, keep reading. Beware! *SPOILERS ARE COMING!* 2. *Keep Your Friends Close*--SPOILERS AHEAD!!! YARRRR!!! Difficulty: 7/10 Head back to the mansion to start this mission. Well, you've done it. This is the last storyline mission of the game. Now, that wasn't so hard now, was it? Ok, it was, but that's beside the point. Tommy's plan goes sour when it turns out that Lance is a backstabbing prick. You start the mission in your main office. Pull out a shotgun of some sort (I had a Spas-12), and auto-target any one that comes near you. Blow them away. When Lance shows up, get as close as you can to him and keep firing an Uzi as you run. If you're lucky, you'll kill him before he can get all the way up the stairs. If not, pull out your shotgun and get ready for some skillful duck-and-fire. Once everyone but Lance is dead, run back downstairs and grab some health and armor from your closet (if you've completed level 12 Vigilante and Pizza so you have 150/150, this'll be much easier, by the way). Head back up and charge Lance, eventually killing him. Ignore whenever the game says that the Mafia is stealing your money, unless they're draining you down to about $10,000, you're fine. Run back to the safe for a second, and watch as Sonny bursts in. NOW RUN! Get away from the gunfire! This is where we play cheap. Run down the stairs and out back, then walk out to the front of the mansion. Blow up the limo's and any Mafia you see straggling around. Get behind the now-destroyed limosines and crouch down to get better aim. Take out your heaviest weapon (hopefully a Rocket Launcher or M60), and blow Sonny away while his back is turned to you. Much easier than trying to get about seven or eight shots off while being fired at now, isn't it? When Sonny hits the floor, the credits roll. Congrats. Reward: $30,000, Hunter now appears at Fort Baxter military base. After the mission, Paul Kent will call. He just met Mercedes and he is in love. Good for him. Cortez will call next, and wonder if the rumors of Mercedes becoming a lawyer is true. Tommy assures him that she won't be, and the Colonel is relieved. Next, Paul calls again, now drunk off of his ass. Ignore him. Last, Ernest from the Print Works calls and tells you that he's doing fine. Good for him, too. Well, onto the side missions and to finish the non-storyline stuff. ******************************************************************************* VIII. *Non-Storyline Walkthrough* There are other missions that don't concern the storyline, but are much too big to go under the next section, "Side Missions." There are phone missions, and missions for gangs, bands, and other stuff. I'll start with the Phone missions. A. PHONE MISSIONS, THE ANONYMOUS CALLER Your caller is found by the telephone icon at different locations. These are the assination contracts you see on your stats page. 1. *Road Kill* Difficulty: 2/10 Very easy mission, just grab a fast car and keep looking at the yellow blip on the mini map. When you see a place you can cut him off, ram the pizza delivery man's pathetic little scooter. He'll fly off, and you can just run him over. Feel free to take the scooter and use it for some Pizza Boy Missions. Reward: $500 2. *Waste the Wife* Difficulty: 3.5/10 I loved this mission. Head to the new phone in Vice Point, and grab a car. A police car is very good for this as it's both fast and durable. Stop in the pink marker as our caller's wife gets in her Comet. She drives damn slow for the car she's in, so ram her until she catches fire, then get the heck out of there. Easiness, but worth it... Reward: $2000 3. *Autocide* Difficulty: 6/10 This phone is in Washington Beach. You'll need a Rocket Launcher (found in the pool of the orange hotel near Escobar International Airport), and a Sniper Rifle. The first guy you can kill by driving up to the top of the Washington Mall car park, and sniping him off. Head back down and drive relatively close to the Securicar. Fire TWO rockets, and blow it to bits. Your next target is in a Bobcat. Fire just one rocket, and he's gone. The next target is hard, but possible. Drive over to the closest land you can get to him, and snipe him off his boat. You may have to take a couple of tries on getting the best vantage point. The last one is driving along on a PCJ-600. If you're in a car, run him over. If you're on a bike, just shoot forward and watch him die. Reward: $4000 4. *Check Out in the Check In* Difficulty: 5/10 This phone is INSIDE the airport terminal. You lose ALL of your weapons when you go in, and they're left outside along the wall. Start by taking the Sniper Rifle and walking until the meter is about half full. Zoom in on your target, and kill her acquaintances. Take the briefcase and run outside. Grab all your weapons and get to a car as fast as you can! Not only do you have two stars and the police after you, but you also have guys in Sentinels shooting M60's after you...this is a lot easier if you own Sunshine Autos, because you can use its Pay-and-Spray and grab a nice car. If you don't...it'll be a long drive... Reward: $8000 5. *Loose Ends* Difficulty: 4.5/10 This phone is in Little Havana, and is the last phone mission. Head into the Cherry Popper factory with a shotgun or Colt Python and just blow anyone you see away. Auto-target can help you or kill you, depending on who it wants to target. Just keep firing until you get to a safe point. Make sure you kill the snipers up on the bilboard. The only trouble on this mission is the fact that it's very easy to miss one person. Just go around every corner and blow anything away. When you get to the top, make sure to kill the guys behind the vents. They have Spas-12 Shotguns. Grab the case and head into the helicopter. Fly away safely. Now, before anyone submits it, the easiest way is to just take a heli- copter up to the top of the factory, ignore all the other idiots, and just kill the two guys up top, take the briefcase, and fly away. To hell with doing things legitimately. Reward: $16,000 That's it for the phone missions. ---------------------------- B. AVERY CARRINGTON, THE TEXAN BUSINESS MAN After you finish Riot, Avery opens for business. His missions are a bit harder. He's at the construction site located with an 'A'. 1. *Four Iron*--I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS MISSION!!! Difficulty: 3.5/10 A big man in town is teeing off at the local golf club. Avery gives you a membership card so you can now get in. Drive in and let your weapons be discarded (no guns in the golf course, state law). First, head over to the sports clothes shop and grab some dorky golf clothes. Now head to the golf course down the road. You should have a bat, knife, machete, meat cleaver, or some melee weapon, and those are acceptable. If you don't, you'll get one from the Caddie sitting out at the beginning of the course. Drive that over to the blip and get out of your car. He will tell his guards to get you, so get in your Caddie and drive away for a bit. Now turn around and mow down all five of his bodyguards. This makes the mission _THAT_ much easier. Now just follow the guy in his Caddie until you can push him in the lake. Mission accomplished. Reward: $500 -- Golf clothes at the clothes store in the mall. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sasha Gajic has another method: I was having no luck running his cart into the lake, and before I knew it, he made it to the parking lot and escaped. My method was a cheap as hell one, but it worked really well. Go up the stairs of the driving range, just enough to hear him tell his guards to get you. Immediately run back down, get in a golf cart, and drive back to the country club entrance. Go through the metal detector, grab the Uzi gun sitting there, place yourself a little ways away from the metal detector on the outside, crouch, and wait for the yellow blip to reach you. As soon as the target runs through the metal detector, gun him down. Simple, and it worked great. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Various People have these methods: 1. Take the Caddy inside and just ram all the other ones into the water first, watch as he tries to run to the door and flatten him. 2. Stay outside the course, and park your car near the little gas can on the left side. Jump on the car and over, and retain all your weapons, thus making him an easy target. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR FOUR IRON!!! 2. *Demolition Man* Difficulty: 5/10 This is a pretty challenging mission, because the helicopter controls are wacky. You may want to do a test mission just to learn how to fly it. Head up the street to the Top Fun van, and grab a bomb. Fly to the construction site and drop it in the pink area. Try not to get hit by the workers' hammers, as they will eventually destroy you. You have to go up the stairs for the next ones, you cannot fly around through windows. Repeat the process for the first one trying not to get shot down or hammered. The time limit is very gracious, so ignore it. It just tries to scare you. After you've done this, enjoy the fireworks. Sasha Gajic also says: "Your helicopter is a mean, lean, construction worker slicing machine if youre getting nervous about all the hammer swinging workers, get ahead of them a bit, lower yourself close to the ground, and fly back into them. Instant salad, and no pressure!" Reward: $1000 3. *Two Bit Hit*--Available after the Diaz mission "Phnom Pehn '86". Difficulty: 3.5/10 Ah, a nice, easy mission. Don't be too excited... The cinematic will bring back memories for the GTA3 players, as Donald Love is in it. Avery's speech is similar to one Love gives to you as well. "Nothing drives down prices like a good old fashion gang war, besides maybe an outbreak of plague or a bomb, but that may be going too far." Anyway, drive over to the clothes shop and grab some Cuban threads. For an extra feel, take a Cuban Hermes. It doesn't matter. Now, park a bit in front of the first car, and get out. If you get the "spotted" message, good. If you don't move up a little. Now, since you're not that close, the gang lord won't get in his hearse, so kill any Haitian that's bothering you, then snipe off the head of the gang lord. It's a short drive out of Little Haiti. If you miss or move to far up, you'll have to chase the hearse. This is pretty easy, just dodge the exploding coffins he drops behind him, ram him into walls and poles until the man finally gets out. Then run him over. Drive-bys make this faster. Reward: $2500, and a call from the Cubans, opening them for bosses. ---------------------------- C. UMBERTO ROBINO, THE CUBAN GANG LEADER 1. *Stunt Boat Challenge* Difficulty: 3/10 Easy mission, very similar to Checkpoint Charlie for the Boatyard. Just hit every checkpoint you get to, making sure you don't overshoot one. There are a few of them that you'll have to hit a jump to get, make ABSOLUTELY sure that you don't miss one of those. There's plenty of time, so just follow course. Reward: $1000 Note: Auntie Poulet will call, these are the Haitian missions. Stick with the Cubans for now. 2. *Canon Fodder* Difficulty: 5.5/10 Get a car that seats four and head over to the war zone. Pull out a big weapon and blow up the car. Pick off any remaining Haitians. When you get the short cinematic, blow the sniper's head off. Head forward a bit more, and kill some more Haitians. In the last area, find some safe ground and blow away as many Haitians that you can find. Make sure that you don't hit any Cubans, as that fails the mission instantly. When you have a break in the waves of Haitians, grab the van and floor through the alley. Head back over to the cafe, ignoring all the Haitian gunfire. Reward: $2000 3. *Naval Engagement* Difficulty: 6/10 Drive over to Rico and get into his boat. When you get to the Haitian base, pull out your Rocket Launcher or M60. Blow the boats to bits, then take out the few on the docks. When on land, finish the last few off. Pull out a sniper rifle and kill any Haitians on the building. Make sure to get the one on the roof, and the one around the corner. Collect all of the briefcases, then watch as Rico and his boat are blown to bits, and your wanted level shoots to four. Run out to the road and pray that you can get a getaway car. I was lucky enough to come upon a Stinger, and on the second time, a Phoenix. Anyway, head across the bridge to the west island, and take your choice of either going to the Pay-and- spray, or straight to the cafe. Either way, you pass the mission. Reward: $4000 You can't do the next Cuban mission until you finish the Haitian's. 4. *Trojan Voodoo* Difficulty: 5/10 The opening cinematic is great, definitely one of the best. Anyway... This isn't too hard of a mission, but it is fun. GTA3 players relate this to the mission "Blow Fish", where you get to wipe out the Triad Fish factory. But I digress...anyway, start by jacking a Voodoo, the Haitian gang car. Take Pepe over to where the other Cubans are, across the road from Kaufman Cabs. Head over to the Haitian factory and wait for them to open the gates. Park at the blip, get out, and start blowing Haitians away. Before arming a bomb, kill all the Haitians, then go up the stairs. Arm the first bomb, run downstairs, arm the second one in the corner, then hit the last one near the door. Now here's where a lot of people get confused. The gates won't open on your way out, but run over by them, turn right, and you'll see some stairs. Run up them and onto the roof (you'll have about ten seconds left), once you get out of range, you'll get to see a nice cinematic of the factory becoming nothing more than a junkyard. Reward: $10,000 Umberto calls afterwards, and he's proud of you. You've got big cojones. ---------------------------- D. AUNTIE POULET, THE HAITIAN MS. CLEO Seriously, I kept waiting for her to say, "Call me now for your free tarot reading!" She's probably the strangest character of Vice City, as she gives Tommy a tea that makes him forget where he is, who he is, and what the hell is going on. She's found in Little Haiti and marked by a voodoo doll on your minimap. 1. *Juju Scramble* Difficulty: 5.5/10 This is a lot harder than it sounds. Start by grabbing the first case up top of a building. You now have two stars. Get off the roof and drive over to the second one. You now have four stars. On your way to the third one, you'll run into a police bribe. Take that, and then head over to the Pay- and-Spray. You have enough time. Take the easy drive to the final case, and then head back over to Auntie Poulet's house. The hardest part comes with the three-star drive over to the Pay-and-Spray, as it's pretty easy to get your car spun out and wrecked, and you'll lose a ton of time. Reward: $1000 2. Bombs Away! Difficulty: 4.5/10 Dammit, another RC mission. Drive over to the Top Fun van. The hardest part of this comes from the horrendous handling of the plane. Learn to fly it first. Make sure that your first bomb is well aimed, as it'll make the rest of the mission much easier. Try to hit the back of the middle boat, as that should take out at least two boats, and most everyone on the dock. If you can hit the last boat before it takes off, great. If not, chase it down and blow it up. It never gets away, it just circles around. A couple of Cubans will make a getaway in a car. Get as close as you can to it and blow it away. If there was anyone left on the docks, take them out now. If you screw up on your first bomb, just restart. The first one is key. Reward: $2000 3. Dirty Lickin's Difficulty: 4-6/10, depending on your aim I don't know why everyone thought this mission was so hard. It really isn't. Start by taking the adrenaline pill under the stairs, then head up. Do as the mission says and get up to your vantage point. Crouch down and start picking off Cubans. Once the first batch is dead, two vans will come. Pull out a Rocket Launcher or M60 and blow them up before they even get out. If you don't get them, just pick them off. Lastly, a group of about six Cubans will run out from an alley. I took an M60 and just did a spread fire. It took out all of them. Don't bother with the sniper rifle except for the first batch, it's worthless on the vans and the last bit. If you don't have an M60 or Rocket Launcher, use the biggest thing you have. Failing the mission once is good, as it'll let you get used to the location of where the vans come. Reward: $5000 You can now go back to do Umberto's last mission. Auntie Poulet calls now. You're not welcome in Little Haiti anymore. Every time you see a Haitian, they'll be firing at you. Don't do this mission if you haven't covered all the unique jumps, rampages, and hidden packages of Little Haiti. It makes them hard as hell. ---------------------------- E. LOVE FIST, THE DRUNKEN BISEXUAL SCOTS This is the band set up by Rockstar themselves, and are found at the music studio in Downtown. This is marked by a skull icon on the mini-map. 1. *Love Juice* Difficulty: 2.5/10 A nice, simple mission. Take a fast car and drive to the blip down the road. Face towards the road to save time. When the drug dealer rips you off, flatten him off his bike and take his money. Love Fist needs some lovin', so go over to Mercedes house. Face towards the road if you can. When she gets in, be ready to FLY. You have a minute and thirty seconds to get over to the studio, as the Love Fist concert is about to start. I made it with about ten seconds to spare, even in a Deluxo... Reward: $2000 Note: After this mission, Paul calls and says that Love Fist could do with some security work. The Biker gang should do that. They open for business. 2. *Psycho Killer* Difficulty: 3/10 Someone is out to kill Love Fist, and its your job to stop him. Drive over to the record store in the limo. When you get there, you'll watch a cinematic that makes _NO SENSE_ at all, but whatever. Follow the car in the limo and ram it. Then drive-by it until it pops. Hooray. Reward: $4000 You can't do the last Love Fist mission until you complete the Biker gang's missions. See the next section. 3. *Publicity Tour* Difficulty: 4/10 This mission is absolutely hilarious. The Love Fist limo is rigged to blow, and the band members that have to diffuse it are drunk off their asses! Nothing is funnier than drunken Scots! Just keep driving down the main highway of the west island, making a U turn at the end. You should have enough speed to not blow when you make that turn. Do this a couple of times, trying to not to drop the controller laughing at Love Fist's comments, and the bomb will be diffused. Drive them over to the concert hall, and you've completed the mission. For fun, while the bomb is still active, go full speed, then bail, and watch Love Fist explode and kill a huge group of people. It's pretty funny. Reward $8000 That's it for Love Fist and Paul Kent. ---------------------------- F. BIG MITCH BAKER, THE HOG-RIDIN' BADASS 1. *Alloy Wheels of Steel* Difficulty: 4/10 This is another racing mission, so it's up to you. I can't come over to your house to teach you how to drive, so...Start by taking an Angel parked next to you. Go to edge of the block, get a lot of speed, and just tap one of the bikers. This gives you a good two second lead. Now, it's just a matter of not wiping out. I had such a large lead by the end that I was able to fly off my bike, end up in the Police compound, run around it, and get back on my bike. So it can't be that hard... Reward: $1000 2. *Messing with the Man* Difficulty: 6.5/10 A lot of people e-mailed me saying that this was a hard mission...it really isn't. You have two minutes to show Mitch how pissed you are by causing as much chaos as you can in two minutes. My weapon arsenal was the Rocket Launcher, Molotov Cocktails, and a Spas-12 Shotgun. I blew up any car I saw, torched any pedestrians, and fired at any cop. I hid in an alley behind the Greasy Chopper to keep from being flattened. I had about 20 seconds left when I filled the chaos meter. Now, if you have a tank, which you could've easily gotten in the mission "Sir, Yes Sir!", or by getting six stars and taking one the hard way (like me), then this is cake. Just fire the turret and run over anything in your way. With my tank, I did this in about 35 seconds. Reward: $2000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- SoccerOwl has this strategy: All you gotta do is blow up a car outside and repeatedly shoot at it. That's all. Just shoot at the blown up car and your chaos meter will fill. It took me a few days to find that one. Slainte! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. *Hog Tied* Difficulty: 5/10 Some gang has stolen Baker's bike, so you have to get it back. Start by taking a PCJ-600 or a Sanchez. Go over the the stairs you see in the short cinematic, clear the road, and land on top of Ammunation. Jump down and take the bike. Now is where a bit of luck comes in...if you didn't sit with a shotgun and pick off all the nearby gang members, you'll have to hope that your tires don't get flattened. If they do, you're going to have a lot harder time getting back to Mitch. To get out of the little complex, go up some stairs and out. When you do, three Gang Burritos will be on your ass. This is why having flat tires is really bad. I had both of my tires flat, but I managed to get back. Just weave in and out of traffic, as that will throw the Burrito's off. Reward: $4000 Note: You'll get a call from Mitch after this saying that he'll do the security job, so you can go back to work for Love Fist. That's it for Big Mitch Baker and the Biker Gang. ---------------------------- G. PHIL CASSIDY, THE 'MILITARY' DROP-OUT After you finish "The Job" for the Malibu Club, you can do work for Phil. These are marked by *gasp* a 'P' on your minimap, in the junkyard. 1. *Gun Runner* Difficulty: 5/10 Bah, this misson is evil. Take Phil's Patriot and drive it north. Ram the two trucks you see there, then drive-by them until they explode. Try not to rack up a wanted level. Take the weapons, even if you have to swtich out another weapon. Once you take these, Faggio-riders of death will appear. They can shoot out your tires, but are worth $100 each if you kill one. Ram the other trucks, and do the same thing, taking heed of the stupid moped guys firing at you. Reward: $2000 2. *Boomshine Saigon* Difficulty: 4/10 Phil happens to be drunk off his ass on 'boomshine' (moonshine mixed with some battery acid), and Tommy's just in time to watch him show off some fireworks. Sadly, it doesn't work at first. He walks over to get some new batteries, and BOOM. His arm flies off and becomes a bloody stump. You just have to get him to the hospital. The catch--his boomshine is so strong, that you're drunk too! Sho shtake yoush and Phil to sthe hoshpital drunk. If a cop sees you, you get one star, and the mission gets a bit harder. Try not to run one over. Once you get to the hospital, Phil tells you that he knows a 'specialist' in Little Havana. Thankfully, that's right down the road. Drop him off and complete the mission, and get your vision back. Reward: $5000, Phil's Asset Completed You can now buy some heavy weaponry for a price at Phil's place. Let this be known that this is how the Phil in GTA3 loses his arm. Some war eh? Phil will call after saying that he's thankful for saving him. Yak yak... Well, that's it! There's every side mission. You've now completed every single mission in the game. Onto the R3 missions, arena challenges, and all that good stuff. You're a long way from 100%. ******************************************************************************* IX. Side Missions A. 'R3' Missions In certain cars, pressing R3 will begin a special mission. After completing a certain amount of them, you get something. That's a good thing. Vice City has many of these missions to offer. 1. Firefighter Available Vehicles: Firetruck Difficulty: 6/10 Description--Circle fires the hose, the right analog stick aims it. It starts with just a burning car, then a burning car with one person, then a burning car with two people, then a burning car with three people, etc. At level 5, 9, 13, and so on, another car is added, and thus more people. This is pretty hard, so learn how to aim your hose. Reward for completing: Level 12 = Always Fireproof on foot 2. Deliverance Available Vehicles: Mr. Whoopee Difficulty: 5/10 Description--People around the town need their "ice cream"! Drive to them and deliver. Easiness...or not...For every four you sell, you get a star. This is because it's not ice cream...it's magic powder. Yea...magic... Drive around for a bit to get rid of the star, then do four more. For the best results, stay near a Pay-and-Spray. Reward for completing: 50 in a row allows the Cherry Popper factory to earn you daily money. 3. Pizza Delivery Available Vehilces: Pizza Boy Difficulty: 4/10 Description--Someone needs his pizza! Pick it up from the pizza place and deliver it to him. For every level, you must deliver one more pizza. You have five minutes for every level. You are your own worst enemy. Don't hit any cars. You can carry six pizzas at a time, so levels one through six are damn easy. After that, you'll have to plan your paths well. You only get thirty seconds for dropping off six pizzas and coming back for more. This is pretty easy, and well worth it. Reward for completing: Level 10 = 150 Max Health 4. Paramedic Available Vehicles: Ambulance Difficulty: 8/10 Description--You have a set time limit to drive to a patient on the street, and get him back to the hospital. For every level you go up, you have to pick up another patient. You gain time by picking a patient up, and for dropping 3 off. For every bump you make (hitting something), their life ticks by faster. Drive safely. This is the only time I condone cheating. Put the perfect handling code on, enter the health code to heal your ambulance, it's that damn hard! I haven't broken down yet...but I'm coming to that point. Reward for completing: Level 12 = Infinite Sprint 5. Taxi Driver Available Vehicles: Cabbie, Kaufman Cab, Taxi, Zebra Cab Difficulty: 4/10 Description--Find a person who needs to be taxied, then take him to his location in a certain amount of time. You get money for delivering people faster, and the money goes up incrimentally. You get bonuses at five, ten, fifteen, et cetera. If your taxi gets too beat up, your passenger will flee. If you have enough time, get to a Pay-and-Spray. Otherwise, start over and get a new taxi. Reward for completing: 100 Taxi Passengers = Hyrdraulics on all taxi vehicles. 6. Vigilante Available Vehicles: Enforcer, FBI Rancher, FBI Washington, Police, Rhino, and the Ultimate Vehicle (Hunter). Difficulty: 5/10 Description--You have a set time to find a criminal driving around the city, force his car to stop by ramming it, flipping it, forcing it to a corner, anything, and then kill the driver and the passenger. There's a pattern here. For every level, another criminal gets put into the car. For every four, a new car is added. After 12, the cars split up, and you'll occasionally end up with a sniper as a criminal, or someone inside somewhere. The Hunter has a special Vigilante mode called 'Brown Thunder' that is incredibly easy. The challenge comes from not wrecking yourself. I made $400,000 in the Hunter just by getting to level 22. It gets boring after a while. Reward for completing: Level 12 = 150 Max Armor ---------------------------- B. Arena At 20:00-23:59, the downtown arena holds challenges. The money earned depends on time, number of other things done (destroying cars, etc.), and how many other arena challenges you've done. Bloodring--A demolition-derby style race for checkpoints. Difficulty: 5/10 This is fun! If being rammed to bits will trying to grab one damned checkpoint is your idea of fun. This sucks I tell you! You only have to get to one minute, so it isn't too hard, but the other cars will ram you and force you to spin. Flipping costs you between five and ten seconds, so beware. As soon as you hit one minute, you win. You get more money for destroying cars as your race. Complete this mission and you can grab a Bloodring Racer on the left side of the arena. Thanks to Racer #27. Dirt Ring--32 Checkpoints, 1 Sanchez, No Time Difficulty: 6/10 Reward for under 5 minutes: $50,000! Reward for under 10 minutes: $10,000. Reward for over 10 minutes: $1000. I absolutely DESPISE this. Some of the checkpoints are hell to get. My record time is about fifteen minutes. Feel free to laugh. Grab the checkpoints along ground in the small track first. Then, hit all the ones that require you to simply gain speed and jump. Then, go to the loops and other semi-simple ones. Fourth, go for the ones that require you to cross a slim piece of wood or piping, but don't involve cars. Lastly, get the ungodly hard checkpoints that involve crossing a slim board over uneven cars. To note, you cannot get a checkpoint on foot. Hotring--A 12 lap race Difficulty: (for first) 8/10, (for second) 6/10, (for third) 5/10 This is not easy at all. I was off my nut when I posted the first info. The first six cars want to race. The last six are hell bent and destroying everything around them. Get a quick jump into the top five off the start and try to get up to first or second within a couple of laps. There will be the occasional pile of cars in the middle of the track that will ram your car and slow you to a halt. If your car reaches a sliver of health get to the pit stop! Losing a few places is better than losing the race. You get $500 for third, $1000 for second, and $2000 for first. ---------------------------- C. Rampages There are 35 Rampages hidden throughout Vice City. In these, you have a certain amount of time to kill a certain amount of a certain type of people, or destroy a certain amount of cars. These can be very challenging. As I find these, I will post the location and how to pass them. You get incriments of $50 for every completion. Unlike GTA3, there's only one location per rampage. Hooray. You have two minutes for every rampage. Major, major credit to qwertyuiopasd of GameFAQs.com for writing a truly awesome rampage FAQ, and then letting me use his locations and number order. He helped me get the last six I needed, and thus, you can see them here. For his FAQ go to: http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/grand_theft_auto_vice_city_rampage.txt Tips: 1. All of these are easier with 150 health and armor. 2. If you've pissed off the Haitians, it's all that you'll get. This makes melee rampages evil. 3. Always come in full health and armor, so you don't die as fast. 4. This is dishonest, but it does all of your tough rampages for you. The tank turret, the Hunter missiles and minigun, and the Sea Sparrow minigun can do the rampages for you! Abuse the hell out of this if you have to. Thanks to Feitclub. 5. Try to get a score of 45 at the Shooting Range after the mission "The Shootist". You'll have a quick reload ability that makes this amazingly easy. ------------- 1. This is on the beach south of your hideout, near a bush. It's pretty easy to find. Weapon: Molotov Cocktails Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: Keep the Cocktails as far away from you as possible, as they drain 69 health everytime one hits you. Keep chucking them, and ignore the police. Not too hard, just throw them far. 2. Between the lighthouse and the main beach. Look around, it's in plain sight as well. Weapon: Running Over Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: Make sure you already have a car, as it'll save a ton of time. This is incredibly easy. Just go up and down the sidewalk running over packs of gang members. I had 90 seconds left when I finished. 3. On a hut south of Colonel Cortez's docks. You'll need to have completed the first set of Cortez's missions to access a boat. Go out to the uncompleted hut, and it's right there. Weapon: Rocket Launcher Misssion: Destroy 10 Vehicles How to do: Boats are your targets. Just hope that enough spawn out there and just keep firing. Don't destroy your own boat; you need it to get back. You could also use a helicopter to get there, then fly back to mainland and do this easily. 4. On top of the Washington Mall (check the map that came with the game). Use the spiral ramps to get up there. It's in plain sight. Weapon: Shotgun Mission: Kill 25 Gang Members How to do: The hardest part is that you won't always kill in one shot. So when a target hits the ground, fire a security shot. You can either jump down from the roof, or "snipe". Whatever works for you. 5. Drive south from the Washington hospital and look for a grey 'L' on your map. It's in there. It's hard to find the general spot, but once you get there, you'll find it. Weapon: Katana Mission: Kill 10 Gang Members How to do: This is patheticly easy. Go up to a couple packs of gangs and cut them up. Laugh as they fall to the ground headless. 6. Directly across from Rafael's clothes shop, in an apartment conplex. Weapon: Chainsaw Mission: Kill 20 Gang Members How to do: This is pretty easy. Go up to a pack of gang members and slice them up. You can keep the chainsaw attacking by holding down circle. 7. In the car park near your hotel, drive up the little ramp at the top and fall off. In the corner, you'll find this. Weapon: PSG-1 (Sniper Rifle with Laser Scope) Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: This thing has rapid fire. Keep tapping Circle and watch as it blows the heads off a group of gang members. The cops won't touch you, and they won't either. Just have fun watch limbs blow off. 8. Down the road from the Ocean Beach hospital, in the second house with stairs. It's on a wall, run and jump to get it. Weapon: M4 Mission: Kill 25 Gang Members How to do: Whee! Just aim the weapon manually and blow a pack of gang members away. Before they realize what's going on, they'll be dead. Stay on the ledge where you picked this up from, as you have a nice vantage point. 9. Right next to the bridge leading to Starfish Island (I mean RIGHT NEXT) is a set of stairs. Run around up there to find this rampage near a long pool. Weapon: MP5 Mission: Kill 25 Gang Members How to do: No, you can't drive by with this. Just keep aiming and re- aiming at any gang member you see, kill them, and wait for his cronies to come after you. Cap them one-by-one. 10. South of the Malibu Club is a huge hotel. Go around back of it and you'll find this in the bushes. Weapon: Spaz-12 Shotgun Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: Man, this is too easy. You can take out two or three people in one shot, and then kill them six more times. Overkill doesn't count, so make sure to re-aim. 11. Same location as the last one, but keep heading north. It's at the top of the diving boards. Weapon: PSG-1 Mission: Kill 10 Gang Members How to do: Stop laughing. Aim. Fire ten shots. Yay. 12. In the little cul-de-sac near Leaf Links. Very easily found. Weapon: Drive-By (Uzi) Misson: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: Drive around the cul-de-sac firing until you have enough kills. This is easier on a motorcycle because you can fire forward. Just keep killing them. If they come up to your car, kill them before you get pulled out. 13. Near Leaf Links, on a dock behind the apartments. Weapon: Chainsaw Mission: Kill 20 Gang Members How to do: Rev it up and charge at a pack of gang members. By holding down Circle you can keep attacking with it. Just mow them down one-by-one. Twenty isn't that hard to do. 14. North Point Mall, second level, near the escalator. Weapon: RPG (Rocket Launcher) Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: You are your own worst enemy, one wrong shot and you're in more pieces than you'll ever find. Just keep firing near the packs of gangs, and try not to hit police, as it racks up wanted levels. 15. Outside the doors of the North Point Mall's east side. Weapon: M4 Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: Same as the other M4 rampage. Just aim at a pack of gang members and kill them before they know what hits them. The M4 fires mad fast, so this is pretty easy. 16. Along the huge beach, behind a house. It's between the North Point Mall and the beach. Weapon: Colt Python Mission: Kill 25 Gang Members How to do: Ready. Aim. Fire. When you see a pack of gangs, aim and cap them one by one. If some run at you, great! Easy kills! The Python is a one-hit death, so this isn't too hard. You can sprint as well, and that makes any rampage easy. Cops will come, but ignore them. 17. Go to the very north of the island, just north of the North Point Mall's parking garage is a house with two ramps. Go up one of them around back and grab this. Weapon: Drive-by (Uzi) Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: Same as the last drive-by one. Motorcycles work best, but you can do it in a car. Just keep firing at anyone you see. Except cops. Cops aren't supposed to be shot. Don't get pulled out of your car, either. 18. Heading west on Starfish Island, go to the very center and look right. There's a small alley there. Turn left as you go down it, and at the very end, head into a housing area. At the beginning of the drive-way (at the house), is the rampage. Weapon: Running Over Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: Man, these are easy. Take the car near the rampage, and drive it over the ramp. Now that you're on the street, run over any gang members you see, and laugh as they crunch. Damn, I'm evil. That's it for the east island and Starfish Island. 19. On that huge ship at the docks. It's between some of the boxes. Weapon: Rocket Launcher (RPG) Mission: Destroy 15 Vehicles How to do: Argh. This is the suck. Vehicles never spawn when you need them, so destroy any you see. If you have to, blow people up and get some cop attention. Cop cars are vehicles too. 20. Near the airport is a huge orange hotel. Go around the left of it to find this rampage. Weapon: Grenades Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: This is a hard one as well. You can easily blow yourself to bits, and if a gang member chases you, you can't kill him so easily. Try to stay away from the packs and lob them far away, so you have time to run if they start following you. There is some luck in this. 21. Hit the unique jump at Escobar Airport--the one in the Surf VC bil- board. Fly off this on top of the airport terminal. It's at the very north edge of it. You can use a helicopter as well. Weapon: Rocket Launcher (RPG) Mission: Destroy 12 Vehicles How to do: Whee! More of this crap! Use the same strategy as in #19. 22. Inside the airport terminal, it's in the back. Weapon: Spaz-12 Shotgun Mission: Kill 25 Gang Members How to do: All right, a fun and easy one! The Spaz makes all things easy, so just lock and load. Cops won't bother you much as you're inside. 23. Near the Fort Baxter Air Base, behind a sign. Weapon: Minigun Mission: Destroy 15 Vehicles (DAMMIT!) How to do: If you can get a car to stop traffic beforehand, you'll pass this easily. I was able to get about seven cars in about fifteen seconds. If you rack up a wanted level, great! Cop cars are vehicles, aren't they? The hardest part of this is to get enough cars to come, and you can't run with a Minigun on hand. 24. Down the road north of Sunshine Autos, in a little alley. Head up the stairs and grab this on the roof. Weapon: Ruger Mission: Kill 20 Gang Members How to do: Anything less than 30 is easy. Use the same strategy of the M4. Find a pack of gang members and blow them to bits. The Ruger has some choppy aim, but since one hit kills, it's no matter. 25. Take a helicopter and head the Starfish Bridge. Head directly west from it to find this rampage on the corner of a roof. Weapon: Crappy Sniper Rifle Mission: Kill 20 Gang Members How to do: This thing reloads after every shot, very slowly at that. If you can't find enough gangsters, let go of R1, turn around, then aim again. A bunch of people should show up. You have a long scope, so just kill them as fast as you can, and ignore anyone that runs away. 26. Behind the "El Corrupto Banko Grande", which is down the main road north, on the left side. It's not too far from the Starfish bridge. Weapon: Katana Mission: Kill 10 Gang Members How to do: Finally! Some pathetic easiness. Just run up to a pack of gang members, do some kung-fu fighting, and watch your enemies bleed, grasshoppa. 27. In the very center of Little Havana, in the middle of some basketball courts. Very hard to miss. Weapon: Shotgun Mission: Kill 25 Gang Members How to do: As said, this usually takes two shots to kill, so always fire an insurance shot. Stay behind the fencing of the courts, as it wards away a lot of gunfire and leads your enemies into uncertain doom. Twenty- five isn't hard to do. 28. In an alley behind the Print Works in Little Haiti. Weapon: Tec-9 Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: Kind of easy. Just lock on to any gang members you see and blow them away. It takes a good second of fire to kill one, so don't unlock until they fall. As long as the Haitians don't hate you, you'll have no problems. 29. Head north towards Kaufman Cabs, but stop when you see a large bilboard reading, "Welcome to Hell". Look to your left to see an alley. At the end of this, and around the left corner, is the rampage. Weapon: Spaz-12 Shotgun Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: This should take out two or three gang members per shot, so just watch as they fall to the floor in a bloody heap. Hehehe..."heap." 30. As you head north down the main road, you'll find a huge pool of water. In the same little area is a parking lot, and in the the east corner of it is the rampage. Just go into the lot and turn around. Weapon: M60 Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: Ah, some nice heavy weapon, and my weapon of choice. Just find a pack of gang members and hold down circle. It kills in one hit, and is very accurate, so have fun. 31. Behind Rock City and Well-Stacked Pizza in Downtown. Weapon: Drive-By (Uzi) Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: This rampage is pretty hard. Make sure you have a car before you start...I messed up on that bit the first time. Drive up and down the road firing at the packs of gang members. If one comes up to your car, drive away and run him over. One missed kill is better than being torn out of your car. The cops can get annoying after about 25 kills, because if they ram you, your aim gets thrown off. 32. Across the road from the Downtown Ammunation, up a long flight of stairs that are also a unique jump. Weapon: Colt Python Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: Run down or just jump off of the staircase. Aim, fire, re-aim, fire, and continue the process until you've killed 35 gang members. The cops will probably come, but as always, ignore them. They go away after the rampage. 33. On the road that has Ammunation on it in Downtown, keep looking to your left. When you see a building with long, winding stairs, walk up them to find the rampage. Weapon: Molotov Cocktails Mission: Kill 40 Gang Members (wow...) How to do: If you've completed level 12 of the firetruck missions, you'll love yourself, and love this rampage. If not, throw them far and stay away from your targets. Cops hate fire and you'll have three stars by the end of this. This is the single hardest rampage in the game, unless you are fireproof. 34. In the Sahuman Health Center Downtown (check the in-box map.) Weapon: Minigun Mission: Kill 35 Gang Members How to do: Have fun. Stay a decent distance away from the gang members, because if one gets up close, you're screwed. You can't run or jump, and you'll get killed by one guy with a fist because you can't stand still long enough to shoot. With that in mind, hold down Circle and just let 'er rip. It took me 37 seconds to do this. 35. Near the helipads on Hyman Arena. Weapon: Flamethrower (burrrrnnn...) Mission: Kill 30 Gang Members How to do: When fire is around, you'll be your own worst enemy. A couple of poorly shot flames and it will come back at you. Full health and armor is a must for this. For the strategy, just walk around finding gang packs and torch them. I was lucky to only get one star, but if you get two, the police won't do much to you, as they'll never get up the arena stairs. Again, major credit to qwertyuiopasd and his rampage FAQ. http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/grand_theft_auto_vice_city_rampage.txt ---------------------------- D. Unique Jumps There are 36 Unique Jumps in Vice City. These are sometimes hidden, and sometimes blatant. By hitting a certain jump and landing in the correct spot (sometimes), you complete the jump. These are shown in cinematic view and are very cool. You get incriments of $100 for every jump. Unless specified otherwise, every jump will be hit best on a PCJ-600 motorcycle. Let's start with the huge alley south of the Malibu Club and north of your starting hotel. There are lots of jumps here. 1. There's a wooden plank set up against a wall along the road. Rev up from the grass and hit it. 2. As you head down the alley, you'll see a flight of stairs (the ones you used in 'Guardian Angels'. Hit it and fly onto the next roof. 3. Same alley, different staircase. These are the ones Lance used in 'Guardian Angels'. Rev up the beach wall and hit the staircase, landing on the police station's roof. 4. Farther down the alley is another flight of stairs, hit them and land on the ajacent roof. 5. Even farther down is a little wooden box, get a ton of speed, and hit it facing slightly left. Land in the middle of the alley to get credit; DO NOT LAND ON THE ROOF! That's not the jump. 6. Still farther down, and facing north, is another box. Get some speed and hit this one, landing on the roof across the road. Now, we go to the Malibu Club, where a few jumps reside, or at least, I can give good directions to the stuff from here. 7. To the west of the entrance is large cement barrier, hit this, and go across the river. 8. Facing south from the same spot, rev up and go down the grassy area, where you'll see another cement barrier, hit this, and go over the bridge. 9. Go across the bridge you just jumped, all the way to the Starfish Island bridge. Turn around, get some speed, and hit the little dirt mound, and go over the river. 10. Now, turn around from number 9, and you'll see yet another cement barrier. Hit this, and fly over the river. 11. Now, we go over to the construction site. There's one that has some partial windows, and one that doesn't. Go to the one that doesn't, all the way up to the third level. Get a decent amount of speed as you go somewhat north off the edge of the rail. These ones have some hard locations to describe, but I'll try. They are all in the Ocean Beach area. 12. There's a large car park west of your starting hotel. It looks like a capital T. Go up to the top and hit the ramp, facing south. 13. There's a building with white stilts and a staircase leading to a useless door in Ocean Beach. If someone has a better location, e-mail me. Anyway, go down the alley and hit the stairs facing south. Fly over and land on the adjacent building. 14. Now, if you're on the same roof where you landed, hit the staircase in front of you. Now you should see three vents. Two face south, one faces east. Hit the left vent facing south and go over the ajacent building for this jump. 15. Find the Washington Mall car park, which I believe is near the police station in Washington Beach. Go up to the top, and face east, towards the shotgun pick up. If you had enough speed, you'll fly over to the next building. 16. Hopefully, you're still on the roof that you landed on in jump 15. You'll see a bunch of vents, but rev up and hit the one on the far left, clearing the next building. 17. If you have completed the first set of Colonel Cortez missions, you can access the northernmost docks. Go in, and turn left at the first split in the docks. Get a ton of speed and hit the jump. 18. Continuing your steam from jump 17, hit the next jump on the docks. Slam on your REGULAR BRAKE (not the handbreak) or else you'll end up in the water. If you're paranoid, bail as you land, then take a boat in to shore. Hooray, halfway through. There is only one jump on Starfish Island: 19. Coming from the west, make the first right and head to the inter- section in the center. Stop, look right, and you'll see an alley. Go through it and turn right. You should see a large orange house. Go around it and find a small staircase. Go as far back as you can from it and use it as a ramp. There's jump 19. There is also only one on Prawn Island: 20. On the far west part of the island, turn right to see a long white staircase, hit this, hit another ramp, and you'll be on the correct roof. Look right to see a long ramp, rev up and hit this to fly over the film studio doors and complete the jump. Now, we go to Escobar International Airport, which has eight jumps, all of which are in the main airport...place. It's the largest one, and it contains the main airport terminal (the one with a sloping roof). 21. As you go into the airport, you'll see a large "VC Surf 3D" bilboard. Heading south, it has a ramp. Hit this and land on top of the main terminal building. 22. Inside the main section, along the side and facing east, is a mobile staircase (okay, there are a lot, but this is the right one). Hit it, and land in the street or on the VC Transport building. 23. Further south is a large lift ramp, it's pretty hard to miss. Hit the left one and land in the street. 24. There's another set of mobile stairs that is facing west and leading over the easternmost loading bridge (the long white things =P). Sail over it and try not to face plant into the plane. 25. There's another loading bridge west of the one you just jumped. Do the same thing, still heading west. 26. Now turn around after this jump to seee yet another set of mobile stairs facing east over the same loading bridge. You guessed it; jump it. 27. Farther west from the loading bridges is a large red radar. Facing east of this is a mobile staircase. Hit it (wow), and sail over the low part of the radar building. 28. Get a ton of speed facing west and hit a yellow and black striped runway marker. Use it to jump the radar building. Face a bit to the right as you hit it so you only jump the low part. You'll never make it over the radar. Now, to Little Haiti and Havana, where four jumps reside. 29. East of Kaufman Cabs are a bunch of containers and a floating police bribe. Head around the road left to see the ramp you need to hit to grab it. Get some speed and go over. This is incredibly easy, but try to go over the bilboards as to avoid some head trauma. 30. Now south of Kaufman cabs is a broken down bus near some houses. Look north to see the ramp you have to hit. Jump the bus. 31. From where you are now, there's a large sewage channel that runs north to south. Facing east, in the middle, is a ramp. Hit it and clear the channel. 32. This one too me ages to find. Go north from the Cuban's cafe. You'll eventually come to a set of alleys that make a '+' type intersection on your minimap. Take the south one, and keep hitting the ramps until you end up hitting the one you need to. Lastly, we go to Downtown. 33. Facing Ammunation is a long flight of stairs. Get some speed and you can land on the building. You do this in the Biker mission, 'Hog Tied', but you can do it any time. The last three can be hit anytime, but it's stupid. You do them during the last Film Studio mission, G-Spotlight. 34. When you start the mission, you get this one as you crash through the glass onto the huge building opposite. 35. Eventually, you'll come to a ramp on top of the hospital. Use it to clear the road and land on the Secondhand Circuitry shop. 36. The last one! Are you psyched? No? Meh, you shouldn't be. You don't get $1,000,000 when you complete all the jumps. Just $10,000. Poopy foo. This is the last jump of the mission; the one that leads to the spotlight. Lots and lots of credit to an e-mail by Wayne Taylor. I know he copied it from somewhere, but who cares? It was good info. O, and let me laugh at VICKAKERS, who tried to rip this section of my guide off. May he burn in hell for his insolence. Send him hate mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. He deserves it. ---------------------------- E. Hidden Packages Again, there are 100 packages in Vice City. These are absolute HELL to find, however, the rewards are very good. For every 10 packages you find, something is delivered to a location. It can be armor, a weapon, a car, it just depends. However, I am much too lazy to post the locations of all of these, and I couldn't tell you how to get to them if I had to... Read bradsnet's Hidden Packages FAQ for a very detailed list of how and where all the packages are. He's the best. I swear. http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/grand_theft_auto_vice_city_packages.txt Here's a list of all the prizes you can get: 10 hidden packages: Body Armor at hideouts. 20 hidden packages: Chainsaw at hideouts. 30 hidden packages: Python at hideouts. 40 hidden packages: Flamethrower at hideouts. 50 hidden packages: PSG-1 at hideouts. 60 hidden packages: Minigun at hideouts. 70 hidden packages: Rocket Launcher at hideouts. 80 hidden packages: Sea Sparrow behind the huge mansion on Starfish Isle. 90 hidden packages: Rhino at Fort Baxter Air Base. 100 hidden packages: Ultimate Secret Vehicle (Apache Helicopter) ---------------------------- F. RC Races These are spawned from Top Fun vans. Each one you complete is worth incriments of $100. 1. RC Bandit Plane Race--Located at the top of the multi-story car park near the North Point Mall. Difficulty: 6/10 This is very hard, as the plane likes the mishandle up and down, and the checkpoints always seem lower than they are. As long as you don't miss a checkpoint, you have a smooth victory. The other planes are very slow. 2. RC Bandit Car Race--Near the Dirt Bike track at the very north of the beach, at the starting line. Difficulty: 5.5/10 Not easy, not easy at all. Try to get a lead by the first lap, if you get into first place and stay there for about 10 seconds, all the other cars will virtually disappear until you wipe out. So get a quick lead, and drive *gasp* safely. 3. RC Raider Checkpoint--Escobar International Airport, near the southern- most entrance. Difficulty: 7.5/10 This is, in my opinion, absolute hell. It's not that the checkpoints are hard to get to, find, or that you even have a time limit. The handling on your stupid helicopter SUCKS. You press forward too far, you crash into the ground. You press R2 or L2 too hard, you'll spin out. You can pass this by going about five miles per hour and crawling to every checkpoint, but to try to go full speed is another story. ---------------------------- G. Checkpoint Races You get $100 for the first completion every time. Trial by Dirt--There's a huge dirt track around Downtown on the west island. Hop onto the Sanchez next to it to start the checkpoint race. It's kind of hard on the second lap because three Haitians with Machete's will come after you, and it rains...you get money every time you beat a record time...so do like 10 minute races and then milk it. Difficulty: 5/10 Test Track--There's a Landstalker next to the Sanchez. Same thing, only now the challenge comes from not flipping. Difficulty: 4.5/10 PCJ Playground--On the side of the building across the street from the Malibu Club, there's a PCJ-600 resting next to the wall. Start by hitting the first jump and grabbing 1 and 2. Go off the wall and up the stairs, grabbing number 3. Grab 4-6 in the alley below while gaining speed to hit the wall and take 7 and 8 from the roof. Drop down off the wall again and pick up 9-11. Hit a little ramp and grab 12. Take 13-17 in the alley. Drop down into the mall for 18 and 19. Go up the stairs for 20. Grab 21 and 22 along the road. Go down the alley and rev up. Get full speed and hit the stairs in the parking garage. You'll grab 23 in the air. SLAM on the brakes and stop on the roof for 24. I beat the 120 second time limit by 30 seconds... Difficulty: 6/10 Cone Crazy--On the roof of the parking garage near your starting hotel is a Stallion. There are five checkpoints with cones around them. Collect them all. You start with 12 seconds, and get 12 more for every one you grab. Start in the top right corner, and take the two up on the ramp. Go down to the opposite corner and grab the other one. Turn around and go through the 'U' turn of cones, taking the fourth, then park into the last one. Difficulty: 3/10 The next four checkpoint races are all done with Sparrows, and have unlimited time, like Dirtring. They're very easy. Difficulty: (average) 4/10 Ocean Beach Sparrow--Behind the Pay-and-Spray in Ocean Beach is a pink building. On top of it is the Sparrow that starts the checkpoint race. This is a pretty easy one, just watch out for palm trees. Vice Point Sparrow--Across the street from the Pay-and-Spray is a large apartment complex. Turn right as you enter and you'll see it in plain sight. A bit harder than the Ocean Beach version, but still easy. Little Haiti Sparrow--This one is best reached if you already have a helicopter. A few blocks behind Kaufman Cabs and on top of a roof is this race. Pretty easy, but watch out for Haitian gunfire when you fly low. Downtown Sparrow--If you remember the mission G-Spotlight, it's on the same building you used to start it. It's down the road from Ammunation and on your first left. Look for a white staircase. It's in plain sight. This is the hardest one as you have to fly through the hospital and a large skyscraper. ---------------------------- H. Street Races (Sunshine Autos) If you own the Sunshine Auto Car Showroom, you'll notice the pink circle with the map in front of it. These are the street races, and they are one of the best ways to make lots of money fast. Tour! is the best for this. For all of these, the Hotring Racer is your best bet. It's fast, it's durable, and it handles well. It's the prize for completing all four Showroom car lists. Remember, hitting a cop car is one star, running a cop over is two. Losing a few seconds on a race is better than ramming a cop. If you get a large enough lead, you'll never see the other racers again, so drive like a panzie after that. Some suggest blowing the other cars up with a Rocket Launcher before the race, but that's stupid. Two stars only makes the race harder. If it's raining, don't bother. You'll have too much trouble on corners. ALWAYS start the race by getting speed and knicking the front car. This automatically starts the race and gives you a good two second lead. Difficulty: (average) 5/10...V.C. Endurance: 6/10 1. Terminal Velocity Length: 1.1 Miles Entry Fee: $100 Difficulty: 3/10--Pretty easy, just watch out on some of the sharper turns. This is a short race, but don't blow it by hitting a cop. You should finish this with flying colors. Reward: $400 2. Ocean Drive Length: 1.65 Miles Entry Fee: $500 Difficulty: 2/10--It's longer, but the turns are so easy it's hilarious. Just drive. Reward: $2000 3. Border Run Length: 1.93 Miles Entry Fee: $1000 Difficulty: 3.5/10--If you've pissed off the Haitians, then you'll be in a lot of trouble, as this goes right through Little Haiti. It also goes through Little Havana. The turns are sharper on this, but it's nothing too hard. Reward: $4000 4. Capital Cruise Length: 2.44 Miles Entry Fee: $2000 Difficulty: 4.5/10--Kind of hard. Lots of turns, and cops love this place for some reason. Keep your speed up and don't wipe out. Reward: $8000 5. Tour! Length: 2.86 Miles Entry Fee: $5000 Difficulty: 4/10--Don't let the length confuse you, this is easy, and pretty fun. It's the best way to make money, as you get a $15,000 profit. There are lots of turns, but most of them aren't very sharp. Beware of the massive amounts of cars around here though. They make evil traffic jams. Reward: $20,000 6. V.C. Endurance Length: *6.1 Miles!* Entry Fee: $10,000 Difficulty: 5/10--A mix of durability, cornering, and speed. Hey! That's what the Hotring Racer has! Get an early lead and drive safely. If a car comes up on you, just speed up for a while until he goes away. You can win this race if your car explodes and you find another fast one because it's so long. It's also very easy to hit one wandering cop, but meh...it's worth the reward. Reward: $40,000! ---------------------------- I. Other Stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else goes here...yep. 1. Shooting Range Difficulty: 4-7/10, depending on your aim At the Downtown Ammunation, you can do the shooting range challenge as long as you've completed the Malibu Club mission, "The Shootist." It's the same as round one. Start by taking out all but the heads on the first two targets, and then just continuously take out the back one. It's worth three points, and it's the only way you'll hit the target on time. If you run out of ammo or time, the mission ends. Reward: 30 Points -- $500 45 Points -- Fast Load Ability (very useful) ******************************************************************************* X. Assets, Making This Game A Living Hell Assets are technically side missions, but they're just so huge that they deserve a section of their own. Once you complete the mission "Shakedown", you'll be able to buy assets. Each one has a certain mission or goal to do, and then it makes daily money. Some of them have more rewards than one. I've only bought the Sunshine Auto Show Room, but now that I have money, I'll be buying the Film Studio next. A. BOATYARD Price: $10,000 Location: Essentially the huge docks found in Viceport on the west isle. $ Per Day: $2000 Mission: 1. *Checkpoint Charlie* Difficulty: 4/10 Get in the Squalo or Cuban Jetmax sitting on the docks to start this. The thing that makes this an absolute bi--hard thing is that there are three jumps you have to hit to get some checkpoints. EVIL. Make sure you hit every one of them head on. Keep going through picking up all the checkpoints. The 2:30 time limit isn't bad if you don't miss any of them or just blatantly screw up. As I said, the jumps are the hardest part. Reward: $1000, and the Boatyard Asset completed. ---------------------------- B. CHERRY POPPER ICE CREAM FACTORY (best name ever) Price: $20,000 Location: Between Little Havana and Little Haiti. $ Per Day: $3000 Mission: Deliverance... 1. Deliverance... Difficulty: 4/10 A fancy way of saying, "Give 50 people their 'ice cream' in a row". For every four you sell, you get a wanted level. This is because it's not ice cream...it's magic powder. Yea...magic...Drive around for a bit to get rid of the star, then do four more. For the best results, stay near a Pay-and-Spray. Do this, get out of the truck, and you'll get your prize. Reward: Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory Asset completed. ---------------------------- C. POLE POSITION STRIP CLUB Price: $30,000 Location: South of your hotel. $ Per Day: $4000 Mission: Go through the hallway in the back and enter the first door on the left to see a strip dance. Spend $600 on her. Difficulty: 14,887,764/10 This is tough...change channels, get on the computer, go jogging, or watch the BOOBS. It's actually really stupid. Do it anyway. Reward: Pole Position Strip Club Asset completed. ---------------------------- D. KAUFMAN CABS Price: $40,000 Location: At the north end of Little Haiti. $ Per Day: $5000 Missions: Get in the Kaufman Cab on the left side of the garage to start these missions. 1. *V.I.P.* Difficulty: 3/10 It's time to go pick up a very important person from Starfish Island. Get out to the main road and head over there. If you have fifteen or more seconds left, face west back towards whence you came. When you stop and honk, a rival taxi will come and still your fare. Now, if you were facing west, just force into the nearby wall and drive-by him until the V.I.P. gets out, but DON'T SET THE TAXI ON FIRE! It's going to go kamikaze on you after you take the guy. If you weren't facing west, just turn around, and whack him into the wall and do the same thing. Drive the guy to Escobar and drop him off. Reward: $1000 2. *Friendly Rivarly* Difficulty: 4/10 You're losing fares all over town. Take out three rival taxis to fix this. Just do the same thing as in V.I.P., drive up to the taxis and drive-by until they pop and explode. Easy as pie. Reward: $2000 3. *Cabmaggedon* Difficulty: 5.5/10 This is a fun mission. Seriously, it is. Drive to the ally at the docks and honk for Mercedes. When you do, six taxis will show up. It's the demolition derby of all cab-osity. Don't go back towards the gates like I did because they're locked. Drive around for a minute avoiding as much contact as you can. Try to force as many as you can into the sea without going in yourself. Once the time limit expires, a Zebra Cab will show up. Either do the drive-by and ram tactic, or get out and make one well-aimed Rocket Launcher shot. Even if the car explodes, the driver lives...so run him over. Reward: $5000 and the Kaufman Cab Asset completed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joey D. has this strategy: First, before you honk for Mercedes, get a Packer (I was lucky and jacked one right outside the gate) and drive it down toward the containers. You'll notice one of the upper containers is missing. A perfect fit for your cab! Set up the Packer so you can drive your cab into that area. Next, grab the small straight job that's by the gate and bring it to 8-balls which is right across from the containers. How convenient! Park it next to the Packer. Honk for Mercedes, then drive up the ramp in-between the containers and detonate the bomb. BOOM! All cabs are wasted and you suffer no damage. Now back off the containers and waste the last cab! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------- E. SUNSHINE AUTO SHOW ROOM Price: $50,000 Located: Down the road from Escobar Int'l Airport, on the edge of Little Havana. $ Per Day: $1500, $4000, $6500, $9000 (depending on how many lists) Missions: Car Boosting (4 Lists) This is such a great place to buy first, because it has the best profit. You get $500 per car, $20,000 per list, a bonus in your daily revenue per list, and a secret car for every list! Hot damn! Difficulty: (average) 5.5/10, sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's amazingly hard. It just depends on how fast you find the cars. LIST I--SUV's and Mid-Price Cars Landstalker--Go grab the one from the Test Track mission. Idaho--Keep driving around. Read the vehicle database for info. Esperanto--Same as Idaho. Stallion--Same as Esperanto. Rancher--Hardest car of this set because it is easily mistaken for a Landstalker. Blista Compact--Rare sometimes, then on every corner. Beware or something. Most of these are easy to find. Nothing real big here. Reward: Daily revenue up to $1500, and a Delorean in the showroom. LIST II--Sedans and a Limo Sabre Virgo Sentinel Stretch--Parked outside of Diaz's mansion on the right side of the stairs. Washington Admiral All of these cars are rare sometimes, but other times, they're everywhere. This could take you ten minutes or two days... Reward: Daily revenue up to $4000, and a Sabre Turbo in the showroom. LIST III--Sports Cars Cheetah--In a garage on starfish island. Infernus--On the left side of Diaz's stairs. Banshee--Out everywhere, check the streets. Phoenix--Same as the Banshee. Comet--Parked out front of the golf course. Stinger--Starfish Island, in the house with a locked gate. Reward: Daily revenue up to $6500, and a Sandking in the showroom. LIST IV--Random Specialty Cars Voodoo--The neat little car with hydraulics, look in Little Havana. Cuban Hermes--The Cuban gang car. Check Little Havana. Caddy--The golf cart, check around the golf course. Baggage Handler--Check around the airport. Pizza Boy--A random scooter that appears behind pizza places. Mr. Whoopee--You'll have to own the Ice Cream Factory first, then check behind it for a free one. Reward: Daily revenue up to $9000, and a Hotring Racer in the showroom. Head back to the Side Mission for info on the street races, also part of the Car Showroom. That's it for the Car Showroom. This is the best profit for any place cost-for-reward. ---------------------------- F. FILM STUDIO Price: $60,000 Location: Prawn Island; check your in-box map. $ Per Day: $7000 Missions: 1. *Recruitment Drive* Difficulty: 4/10 It's time to do some Tommy Vercetti-style porn film work...go pick up Candy Suxxx in Downtown. When you do, her pimp will show up and drop off some men. Kill them, get back in your car, and follow the pimp's car. If you have an explosive, just blow up his car at a stop light. If not, just keep ramming him, and ignore whatever men he drops off. Once he's dead, go pick up Candy. Now you can head over to Mercedes at the near-by Pizza Place. Take an easy drive back to the studio. Reward: $1000 2. *Dildo Dodo* Difficulty: 6/10 This is a tough mission, because the planes in this game fly like crap. You need to pull up a little bit, you'll go nowhere, or way too far. If you turn right or left, you lose lots of altitude. I started by going south to Viceport. Every time you pick up a blue checkpoint, a red one appears, and you'll have to go to that one next. After the first one, I just followed the checkpoints to Little Havana, then back down to Escobar. Then back up around and into Downtown. If you can keep your plane in tact, you'll finish this. Note that if you touch land, you're screwed. The Skimmer cannot take off on land. Reward: $2000, and a SKIMMER RESPAWNING BEHIND THE STUDIO!!! 3. *Martha's Mug Shot*--Best opening cinematic ever. Difficulty: 4.5/10 Get in the Sparrow and follow Candy's limo. After a little bit, you'll see a cinematic with the mayor of Vice City, who would rather be called "Martha", and Candy. Park your Sparrow on the beach near the marked hotel and leave one of the doors open (don't ask, just do). Go up the many flights of stairs until you get to the top. Take the three pictures and run down the stairs. You now have five stars, and that's no joke. The last two sets of stairs have FBI agents on them, so either charge in with a shotgun or pick them off safely with a Sniper Rifle. Your call. Head to te beach adn grab your Sparrow. If it's not there, have fun trying to beat the FBI to the Pay-and-Spray, even though it's not too far away. If not, just fly safely back to the studio. Well, sort of safely, the police helicopters will shoot at you, but it takes quite a few shots to bring you down. Note: About 4.6 billion people have IM'ed me about this, so I'll add it. You can land the Sparrow on a balcony of said hotel. Take the pictures and fly away unscathed. Reward: $4000 4. *G-Spotlight* Difficulty: 3/10 This is just a matter of how well can you handle a motorcycle. Take the PCJ-600 and head to the blip. Go up the stairs, around the building, and into the elevator. When you reach the top floor, head to the last easy to find blip. Now push slightly forward on the analog stick to lean and gain speed. Ram through the glass and to the other side. The goals here are to not fall off the building, not wreck your bike, and to not get wasted by taking too much jump damage as you go across. Follow the checkpoints over the buidlings, hitting the jumps as needed. You'll get to two "checkpoints", where stairs will be dropped for you in case you miss a jump or something. The last jump is HARD. Push forward to get more speed and hit that ramp flying, slam the brakes on and pray you made it. Adjust the spotlight to see the BEST ENDING EVER. Reward: $7000, Film Studio Asset completed, and three unique jumps. Note: If you're lazy, just take a helicopter and land at each of the checkpoints. No unique jumps, but easy as cake and stuff. ---------------------------- G. PRINT WORKS Price: $70,000 Location: Northeast of Escobar International Airport in Little Havana. $ Per Day: $8000 Missions: 1. *Spilling the Beans* Difficulty: 4.5/10 The Print Works is about to get into some counterfeiting business, but you'll have to find out when the plates are being delivered. Drive to the docks and go into the boat. Kill only the guards that are in your way and head up the stairs until you get to the pink dot. Once you get your info, do the same thing back. Kill all the guards that you have to, and get back in your car. You have two stars, but don't bother with the Pay- and-Spray; the Print Works is right down the road. Reward: $2000 2. *Hit the Courier* Difficulty: 3/10 Now, it's time to get the plates. Contrary to instinct, DO NOT JUST RUN IN WITH GUNS BLAZING! There are many...errr...well...chicks with guns. Some have Shotguns. Don't screw with them. Wait for the courier in the helicopter to get in her Sentinel XS just run her off the road after you have gotten away from the psychos. Once she dies, take the plates back to the Print Works. Reward: $5000, and the Print Works Asset completed. ---------------------------- H. THE MALIBU CLUB Price: $120,000 Located: Down the road east of Leaf Links. $ Per Day: $10,000 Missions: 1. *No Escape?* Difficulty: 5/10 This is the first of some damn hard missions; the Malibu Club isn't just some lame errand running place. Make sure you have full health and armor as you're bound to take some hits. Drive over to the Washington Police Department and go into the locker room. Come back out in your cop uniform and head up the stairs. Grab the key card and the hidden package, then head downstairs into the small prison. Bust out Cam and get in your car. If he hops in, great! If he doesn't, feh...come back later. Drive like nuts to the Pay-and-Spray, as you have four stars. The cops will be on you like locusts. If you see a road block, go around it along the side- walk. There are spike strips. Survive the trip and remove your wanted level. Take Cam to his house across the bridge. Reward: $1000 2. *The Shootist* Difficulty: 4-7/10, depending on your aim. Another mission where I can't really help you. It's all about your aim. Drive to the downtown Ammunation and meet Phil. You're about to start a shooting challenge. For the first one, aim for the back one and hit any target that comes in front of it. Conserve the ammo to last the entire time limit. Hopefully, you'll get 30 points here. The second course is a bit harder, and every target is only worth one. Try to get about 20 points here, because the third only has a few hittable targets. The last bit is pretty hard (I'm still on the third; don't get confused), which is why I wanted you to get about 50 points by this time. Hit whatever targets you have to. When the third portion ends, walk over to Phil if you met the quota. You now have your shooter. Reward: $2000 3. *The Driver* Difficulty: 8/10, seriously BAH! This mission sucks! You have a Sentinel, Hilary has a Sabre Turbo. Totally fair...this has a lot of luck and a lot of driving skill in it, neither of which a guide can give. Try to force him into a car or pole, then get a huge lead. Take any grassy shortcut you can. If you manage to beat him, congrats. This is a hell of a mission. I got lucky; a cop rammed the crap out of him. The strategy that many have is to park a Hotring Racer on the first turn and take that, playing catch-up with Hilary. Reward: $3000 4. *The Job* Difficulty: 6.5/10 This is a damn hard mission, but rewarding, and fun. Start by driving in the taxi over to blip. Get out and let Hilary start driving around the building. Cross the street and get into your Bank Job outfits. Run in and watch as Tommy, Cam, and Phil take over. There are five stray security guards--One on the balcony up the stairs, one around the corner upstairs, one guarding the safe, one in a small room with body armor on the second level, and one near the manager. Take them out quickly. Go to the safe killing the three guards, then head back down. Take out the two guards and grab the body armor. Talk to the manager and drag him up the safe. Go check on Phil, and you'll watch as the alarm is set off. The SWAT is coming in, so back off and prepare to blow some heads away. Once you've killed them all, walk out the door. Hilary drives up, and gets blown away. Hooray! Take out the SWAT guards around you and get into the taxi. Push past the Enforcers and get to the Pay-and-Spray. What sucks here is that although no more police will come, the ones left from the bank will still be there. Drive over to Cam's safe house and revel in your rewards. NOTES: Cam is allowed to die. Phil cannot die until you've exited the building (although he shouldn't be able to die ever, I'll explain why). If Cam and Phil die, you fail. If you die...you fail... Reward: $50,000, The Malibu Club Asset completed, and the Bank Job outfit delivered to the club. After this mission, Phil will call and tell you to come do some work for him. In my experience, I've had Phil die twice...and he still called me. So it's either a bug, or Phil is a spirit from beyond the grave. Congratulations! You've completed every asset mission and now have a daily earning of $48,000, or $53,000 is you've completed the Vercetti missions. Make sure you take the time to drive around town and grab cash whenever you have the chance. Credits to Damemorder and his e-mail with all the assets, their prices, and a description of what you must do to make money. Credits to Straitor Clark for even more good info. ******************************************************************************* XI. Cheats, Codes, and Secrets Remember, cheating for fun is good; cheating to beat a mission is bad. Create a file just for cheating, and feel free to mess with it, it's safer. Rockstar has a knack for making you unable to get 100% if you cheat. By this, I mean you'll get stuck at 99% forever. FOREVER!!! A. Cheats U = Up D = Down R = Right L = Left X = X O = Circle T = Triangle S = Square R1 = R1 R2 = R2 L1 = L1 L2 = L2 Gameplay Cheats R1, R2, L1, R2, L, D, R, U, L, D, R, U----All Weapons #1 R1, R2, L1, R2, L, D, R, U, L, D, D, L----All Weapons #2 R1, R2, L1, R2, L, D, R, U, L, D, D, D----All Weapons #3 R1, R2, L1, X, L, D, R, U, L, D, R, U-----Full Armor R1, R2, L1, O, L, D, R, U, L, D, R, U-----Full Health R, L2, D, R1, L, L, R1, L1, L2, L1--------Commit Suicide R1, R1, O, R2, L, R, L, R, L, R-----------Raise Wanted Level R1, R1, O, R2, U, D, U, D, U, D-----------Lower Wanted Level O, X, L1, L1, R2, X, X, O, T--------------Ladies Man (Girls follow Tommy) Character Skin Cheats R, R, L, U, L1, L2, L, U, D, R------------Change Clothes L1, L2, R1, R2, D, L1, R2, L2-------------Ricardo Diaz O, L2, L, X, R1, L1, X, L1----------------Lance Vance O, R2, D, R1, L, R, R1, L1, X, L2---------Candy Suxxx R, L1, U, L2, L1, R, R1, L1, X, R1--------Ken Rosenberg R1, O, R2, L1, R, R1, L1, X, R2-----------Hilary King D, L1, D, L2, L, X, R1, L1, X, X----------Love Fist Guy 1 R1, L2, R2, L1, R, R2, L, X, S, L1--------Love Fist Guy 2 R, R1, U, R2, L1, R, R1, L1 ,R, O---------Phil Cassidy O, L1, O, L2, L, X, R1, L1, X, X----------Sonny Forelli R2, L1, U, L1, R, R1, R, U, O, T----------Mercedes Vehicle Spawning Cheats O, O, L1, O, O, O, L1, L2, R1, T, O, T----Rhino D, R1, O, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, L, L---------Bloodring Racer U, R, R, L1, R, U, S, L2------------------Bloodring Banger R1, O, R2, R, L1, L2, X, X, S, R1---------Hotring Racer 1 R2, L1, O, R, L1, R1, R, U, O, R2---------Hotring Racer 2 D, R2, D, R1, L2, L, R1, L1, L, R---------Romero's Hearse R2, U, L2, L, L, R1, L1, O, R-------------Love Fist O, R1, O, R1, L, L, R1, L1, O, R----------Trash Master R, L2, D, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, O, L---------Sabre Turbo O, L1, U, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, O, X---------Caddie Other Vehicle Cheats R2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, S, T, O, T, L2, L1--Blow Up Cars R2, O, R1, L2, L, R1, L1, R2, L2----------Aggressive Drivers O, L1, D, L2, L, X, R1, L1, R, X----------Pink Cars 1 O, L1, D, L2, L, X, R1, L1, R, O----------Pink Cars 2 O, L2, U, R1, L, X, R1, L1, L, O----------Black Cars R, R2, O, R1, L2, D, L1, R1---------------Low Gravity T, R1, R1, L, R1, L1, R2, L1--------------Perfect Handling Weather and Other Cheats R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, D--------------Sunny Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, T--------------Cloudy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, S--------------Very Cloudy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, O--------------Stormy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, X--------------Foggy Weather O, O, L1, S, L1, S, S, S, L1, T, O, T-----Speed Up Time T, U, R, D, S, R2, R1---------------------Slow Down Time D, L, U, L, X, R2, R1, L2, L1-------------Peds Riot D, U, U, U, X, R2, R1, L2, L2-------------Peds Hate You New Cheats O, L1, D, L2, X, R1, L1, R, X-------------Robocops (don't ask) R2, O, U, L1, R, R1, R, U, S, T-----------Media Level Meter R, R2, C, R1, L2, S, R1, R2---------------Hovering Cars (DRIVE ON WATER!) R1, X, T, R, R2, S, U, D, S---------------Weird Wheels R1, R2, L1, L1, L, D, R, U, L, D, R, U----Car Speed Doubled WARNING! WARNING! If you save with the "Peds" codes, they will NEVER go away! If you die or get busted with a character code, your game may freeze! This is not my fault! As you can see, I have EVERY code. STOP SENDING THEM TO ME! PLEASE! I beg of you! I have over 300 e-mails, and about 75 of them are codes. These are all courtesy of www.gamefaqs.com and its codes page. Thank you. NO MORE CODE E-MAILS! (Sorry for raving like this, but it does get really annoying sending the same e-mail copied-and-pasted over and over again...) -------------- B. Secrets Indestructable Admiral--Fail Guardian Angels by killing Cortez, but take his Admiral. It can't take damage. Awesomness. Thanks to Brian Noel. Bulletproof Sabre Turbo--In "The Driver", fail the race, and then push Hilary's car into a garage. It will eat him, and the doors will unlock. Enjoy. The Hunter--The Hunter is the Ultimate Vehicle, the Apache helicopter. There are two ways to get it. First is to beat the mission, "Keep Your Friends Close". It will then be at the Military base. You'll need the cop uniform to get in without being mauled to death. Second is to get all 100 packages. It will then spawn at a helipad south of the hotel. If you have both, it will alternate locations. Parking Meters--In Downtown, there are lots of parking meters. Knock them over for easy cash. Thanks to the lots of people that submitted that. Helicopters or Boats with Wheels--Take a helicopter or boat into the Pay-and- Spray, and it'll have wheels when you come out. Amazing. Beachball Challenge--Take the eastern entrance to Starfish Island. Go to the first house on your right and go into the yard. There's a beachball in the empty pool around there. Run into it and watch it fly. Watch the shadow and hit it again. Numbers will appear over your head. It serves no purpose except as a stat on that page as "Keepy-Uppies". Thanks to Mark Kowalski. -------------- C. Easter Eggs An Easter Egg is something stupid put into the game for a quick laugh. Look below for some examples. Blue Thunder--"Brown Thunder", the name of the Vigilante missions that occur whenever you use the Hunter comes from an (awful) 80's movie called "Blue Thunder", which featured a helicopter, named Blue Thunder, with a massive chaingun and many, many gizmos. The guy in the movie used the helicopter to prove his innocence. Or something like that. Also, the helicopter was able to perform flips, a feat impossible for any helicopter today save a select few. My massive powers of deduction tell me that Rockstar threw that one in for laughs. Thanks to DodgedBullet Video Games--If you own Kaufman Cabs, look at the right wall and the games. One is the in-game advertised, Degenatron, and the other is GTA3's Pogo the Monkey. Super Moon--If you shoot the moon with a sniper rifle a few times, it will grow to an enormous size. Phone Numbers--Certain numbers are spoken on the radio, and they work. YOU USE A REAL PHONE FOR ALL THE _IDIOTS_ THAT ASKED ME HOW TO USE THE CELL PHONE. 1-866-9-SAVE-ME for Pastor Richards Salvation Statue 1-866-9-BURY-ME for The Farewell Ranch 1-866-PILLAGE for Thor's Self Help Line 1-866-434-SELF for Think Your Way to Success (thanks to Jeff) Neon Wang--On the hotel you take pictures from in "Martha's Mug Shot", look at the lights around 23:00. They look like a giant wang. (thanks to quasi) GTA3 Poster--In Tommy's room in the hotel, the GTA3 guy is firing a gun in front of a taxi. Yay. More coming soon. If you want to submit, send mail with the title "Easter Egg". -------------- D. Glitches Cycle Save--NEVER SAVE THE GAME ON A MOTORCYCLE! It's bad! It makes your file get all corrupted. That's bad. Stuck in the Wall--Take a bike or a really fast car and slam into a wall or door, you'll get stuck halfway through. Tommy the Bike--Position a bike on a clothes pick up so that when you get off, you don't pick it up. Get back on, and Tommy will turn into a bike. Press triangle to undo this. Unlimited Taxi Time--If you drop someone off as the time ticks of zero, you'll end up with infinite time on taxi missions. Now, not only is it boring, but very easy to get 100 drop offs! Thanks to Ryan Crites. Coming soon. If you want to submit, send mail with the title "Glitch". ******************************************************************************* XII. FAQ Q: When was Grand Theft Auto: Vice City released? A: Some stores put them on shelves the day they were received, October 28th. However, the set date was the 29th. Q: What is GTA: VC's ESRB rating? A: M (17+), get a parent/college student to buy it for you. Q: Why can I only hold 8 weapons?!? A: Because, if you had all 35 some-odd weapons to scroll through, it would become very annoying. Plus, most of the weapons are very similar. Q: Where can I get a helicopter?! A: Complete the Diaz mission, "Phnom Pehn '86". The whole city is then opened up. The first place to get one is at the Hyman Condo, purchased for $14,000. It has a helipad and a free Maverick. You can get them later at the airport. Also, there is one on top of the west island's police station at the northern section. Climb the stars and grab it. There is also one on top of the VCN buidling, and it's called the VCN Maverick. Check your in-box map. Q: When is the entire city unlocked? A: After the Diaz mission, "Phnom Pehn '86". Q: Where is the DeLuxo? A: Finish the first set of cars for the Sunshine Autos garage and it's a prize. Q: Where is the Sparrow helicopter? A: There's one on Diaz's helipad if you can get 80 hidden packages. Q: I can't find any planes! Where are they? A: I HAVE FOUND ONE! Thanks to many e-mails, if you complete the mission "Dildo Dodo" for the film studio, a Skimmer appears behind the lot. There. You have a plane. Quit asking me where one is. Q: Why can't I buy assets yet? A: Complete the mission "Shakedown" to buy them. There's a huge spoiler in the mission before, so I can't say any more yet. Q: Why don't I have a garage? A: You have to buy a new house, and it will come with one. Leaf Links Apartments is $6000 and has one garage, some more expensive ones have three, and the Hyman Condo has a helipad as well as three garages. Q: How do I rob a store? A: Go up to the store clerk, aim your gun at him, and keep this up as the money is put on the counter. At three stars, you'll have four stacks of money. Get ready to drive as fast as possible to a Pay-and-Spray. Congrats! You're $1000 richer. Q. How do hookers work? A: Get a nice car and drive up to a hooker. Honk at her, and she'll get in. Drive to a secluded place and watch the car rock, she'll get out after you have 125 health. Now run her over and get your money back. This works better at night. By secluded place, I mean in some bushes or in a dark alley. Q: How do I access the last missions? A: Complete EVERY SINGLE Asset! Not all but one, not all but two. ALL OF THEM. Q: Where can I get the Ultimate Vehicle, the Hunter? A: There are two ways. First is to beat the mission, "Keep Your Friends Close". It will then be at the Military base. You'll need the cop uniform to get in without being mauled to death. Second is to get all 100 packages. It will then spawn at a helipad south of the hotel. If you have both, it alternates in locations. Q: How do I get into the Hyman Arena in Donwtown? A: It's in the guide, but it's only open between 20:00 and 23:59.' Q: What is "Fishes Fed"? A: How many times you've drowned. Q: How do I get the strip club to work? A: Go through the hallway in the back and enter the first door on the left to see a strip dance. Spend $600 on her to get $4000 a day. You can also see Pole dances here. Q: Why didn't you post my submission/reply to my e-mail/read my IM? A: I received 170 e-mails in one day, and over 80 IM's. I am very busy, so some stuff never gets read. Odds are, if it says "I have codes", I don't care. Most of the codes are already posted here, and the rest are probably crap. Q: I can't beat this mission, and you don't have it up yet! Why won't you help? A: I'm writing this FAQ, playing GTA: VC, and going to a very strict school. I have lots of stuff to do... Q: I found this and it's not in your guide, and you want it, how do I send it in? A: Awesome! My e-mail is email@example.com! Remember, you get full credit for good finds. Q: I have a question that should be in this FAQ, can I send it in? A: Sure...it may not be posted, but it's worth a try. by master_vivi