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The Intro.... ------------- 1a. Introduction 1b. TED (The Essential Disclaimer) 1c. Legal Information 1d. Version History And Development Notes 1e. Contact Details 1f. Contributors 2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories -------------------------------------- 2a. Basic Information On GTA:LCS 2b. The Characters Of GTA:LCS 2c. Home Sweet Home: A Plot Synopsis Of GTA:LCS I: Portland II: Staunton Island II: Shoreside Vale 2d. The Conclusion Of GTA:LCS 2e. Conclusions About The Conclusion 2f. Random Musings (a) Characters (b) Continuity (c) Cutscenes (d) Miscellaneous (e) Unanswered Questions (g) Film References (h) Other References (i) Advertisements (j) Mistakes 2g. Mission Order 2h. The Cast Of GTA:LCS 3. Assorted GTA Related Links 4. ....And The Outro 5. About The Author ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. The Intro.... ================ 1a. Introduction ---------------- Hello and welcome to this plot guide for the PSP and Playstation2 game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In the guide I'll attempt to lead you through the story of this most recent addition to the GTA series and explain how this game's plot fits in to the GTA continuity. The GTA series, as ever, is going from strength to strength and with Grand Theft Auto IV and GTA: Vice City Stories recently announced by Rockstar Games I've decided to use the available free time I have to finally finish off my GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas plot guides and add this one to the collection. Of course, if you've played through the storyline missions in the game there isn't going to be a lot more for you to see here, but there are many interesting ideas in GTA:LCS, and the new side-story continuity is just one of them. ************************************************************ *Obviously this guide is going to contain a ton of spoilers* ************************************************************ GTA:LCS adds a new twist to things. If Rockstar are prepared to make more of these 'Stories' series of games we'll probably see characters from previously released games, no matter how small their part, taking a lead role. I've decided to use the same format for this guide as my other plot guides, so if you get a stong sense of deja vu, you're not going mad, and you can take that psychiatrist off your speed-dial. Before we begin, I just *love* using acronyms.... GTAIII - Grand Theft Auto III GTA:VC - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City GTA:SA - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas GTA:LCS - Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories GTA:VCS - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Unreleased) GTA:A - Grand Theft Auto: Advance GTA:IV - Grand Theft Auto IV (Unreleased) a.g.g-t-a - The alt.games.grand-theft-auto newsgroup ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1b. TED (The Essential Disclaimer) ---------------------------------- Before we get on with the guide, let me explain something. Imagine these words in a size 50 font in bright red lettering: ************************************************** *NOBODY HAS A FRIEND WHO WORKS FOR ROCKSTAR GAMES* ************************************************** I am fairly convinced that you don't meet up with Dan Houser or any other member of the Rockstar team for drinks down the local pub, and you didn't inspire any member of staff about any of the character definitions. Unless you've got any good feedback or constructive criticism for this guide, do NOT send me email. I won't reply and you'll be killfiled instantly, so even if you subsequently *DO* have something interesting or relevant to say, I won't receive it. ************************************************************************ *IF YOU DON'T TAKE THIS TO HEART, I GET TO HIT YOU WITH SOMETHING SHARP* ************************************************************************ I don't wish to sound like an utter bastard, but it's going to tax my sanity if I get 100+ emails from people claiming they know all of Rockstar's in-house secrets when it's quite obvious they don't. Does anybody actually think I'm stupid enough to believe that a company that's made millions from some of the most popular and anticipated games in history is going to tell someone they've never met just what they've got planned? At the time of writing the next instalment, Grand Theft Autos IV and Vice City Stories, has been announced. I know for definite that Rockstar haven't shown us anything as yet. I also will not tolerate people mailing me for gameplay advice. There's a *huge* selection for both games on gamefaqs.com. The closest this guide comes to a walkthrough or strategy guide is where I've Toni a specific method of, say, killing somebody. Again, please note this is based on how I completed the game. Sure, there are certain elements of gameplay which affect the plot, but I'm not answering any questions on gameplay, just what's relevant. Thanks go to Dan Birlew and Thomas Wilde (a.k.a President Evil) for general concept inspiration, read their Resident Evil plot analysis on gamefaqs.com. Bloody good show chaps. TED (The Essential Disclaimer) appears courtesy of Vincent Merken. Many thanks to my squeeze Olivia for putting up with the surly bastard I am and making me happy. I'm hoping one day she'll get in to the GTA games as much as I have.... A big thank you to GameFAQs for letting people like me contribute and finally cheers to your good self for reading this. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1c. Legal Information --------------------- This guide is 100% copyrighted to me, Rob White. It must be distributed without charge, and may only appear on Gamefaqs. This is the ONLY website I am submitting this too. If somebody puts this on any other website I'll see you in court. Copyright violation isn't just annoying, it's against the law. It's happened enough over the years to seriously make me consider writing anything at all. Incidentally, GameFAQs has to be one of the best gaming resources on the net. Have a good look around, you won't be disapointed. At a later date, I might decide to allow this guide (And my GTAIII guide come to that) to appear on a few other select websites. I already have a few good ideas where it will be appreciated. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1d. Version History And Development Notes ----------------------------------------- V1.00 - First off the production line and no doubt riddled with typographical errors and bad grammar (Not). V1.01 - This version. Fixed a few things and added a new random musing. Th next update should be a biggie, I've got an awful lot of feedback from some of the forum guys and gals. 07/07/06 - Having got hold of the Playstation2 port of GTA:LCS, I've started work. So far I'm at the start of Staunton Island. 09/07/06 - Now at the start of Shoreside Vale, but also now have all mission cutscenes and relevant information on video (Something I couldn't have done on the PSP). 12/07/06 - Guide started. I thought the plot synopsis should come first whilst the bulk of the storyline is fresh in my head and I still have videos of the cutscenes and important plot points. 12/08/06 - Due to work commitments the guide has taken a while but....has finally been finished. Just need to go through it, correct any mistakes and make sure that the layout matches my GTAIII plot guide. 18/08/06 - (Early hours) Lack of sleep has made me go through it again. I'm satisfied it'll make an entertaining and informative read. I think I need to be sedated. 23/08/06 - V1.00 is ready to rock'n'roll and has been uploaded to Gamefaqs. 25/08/06 - Last minute tweaking, *now* it's uploaded. Informed a.g.g-t-a and a few of my favourite forums. Hoping for lots of feedback. 29/08/06 - New random musing added ('Summer Of Sam'), 04/09/06 - Minor update, I'm just processing feedback for the next version. Bizarrely, I've started to receive a lot of mail for my GTAIII guide again too This guide was made on an Acorn A3020 computer running RISC OS 3.11 and an Acorn PocketBook palm-top (For writing in the park on a glorious sunny day) and uploaded to the net on a StrongARM'd RISC PC700 machine. Long Live British Computers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1e. Contact Details ------------------- I can be contacted by email at email@example.com This is no doubt a shameless plug but Google really does have an excellent service. I only signed up a few months ago and already have 2.7gb of storage space. A friend of mine who's been with them from the start has over 8gb! The new address is more convenient as everyone seems to be using HTML email clients and my faithful Acorn's software can't display it properly. In accordance with TED, please do not send me unsolicited emails. Anything not related to GTA:LCS or previous guides and FAQs I've written will be deleted without viewing so don't bother. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1f. Contributors ---------------- None yet. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories ========================================= 2a. Basic Information On GTA:LCS -------------------------------- GTA:LCS was released on the Sony Playstation Portable to considerable fanfare on the 24th October 2005 in North America and the 28th October 2005 in Europe. What really upped the anticipation was that it was announced as an exclusive game for the Sony Playstation Portable hand-held console and and marked the beginning of a new breed of Grand Theft Auto game. What really stands out as a technical achievement is the fact that Liberty City now uses the modified engine used for GTA:VC and thus takes advantage of the gameplay improvements Rockstar made (Ability to pop tires, smoother graphics, motorcycles that use proper physics, to list but a few). Furthermore, they squeezed it on to a Sony Universal Media Device (UMD), the format that PSP games and movies play on. Due to the tremendous success of the PSP version, a Playstation2 port was announced in the second quarter of 2006 and released on the 6th July 2006 in America. A European version soon followed and was released on the 23rd June 2006. It represents brilliant value for money and despite not having some of the quality, difficulty and longevity seen in other GTA games is a worthy addition to any gamers' collection. Only one change was made to this port; the multiplayer was removed. The story is set in 1998, three years before the events of GTAIII. You take control of Toni Cipriani who was once a trusted wise guy with the Leone Mafia family. After an unspecified time of absence away from Liberty City waiting for everything to cool down after killing a made man, Toni has returned to work for his old boss Salvatore Leone. Liberty City, which has recently won the vote of 'Worst Place In America' for the eighth time in twelve years, is a city on the edge of destroying itself. The three warring families of Mafiosi, the Leones, Sindaccos and Forellis now have to put up with other gangs, political corruption, drug trafficking and union strikes. With all of these problems plus his Mother's interference, Toni is forced to take action to secure his place in leadership with the Leone family. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2b. The Characters Of GTA:LCS ----------------------------- This is a near-complete list of the characters in GTA:LCS. As you'll see, many return from previous games and add yet more depth to the GTA storyline. Small part characters, as in new characters we only see once or twice throughout the game, are not included. Small part returning characters (Like Miguel) are included however. I've tried to organize this section in order of appearance, phonecalls or cutscene mentions. If you think I've missed anybody please do get in touch. Toni Cipriani ------------- Your controllable character throughout the game, Toni had to leave Liberty City for an unspecified time (It's referred to as 'a long time' in cutscenes) and has now returned to continue working for the Leone Mafia family. In GTA:LCS he's relatively small time, but obviously becomes a boss by the events of GTAIII. He carries out his orders with a professional quality and is quite the hardened criminal. He's a no-nonsense kind of protoganist, just what a GTA needs as a lead character. Salvatore Leone --------------- The don of Liberty City's strongest Mafia family, Sal hasn't changed much since we first encountered him in GTA:SA in 1994. He's still very much concerned about the other gangs muscling in on his business. and is ruthless in his quest for vengeance against anyone who stands in his way. The bond between him and Toni progresses throughout the game and despite his paranoia rightfully considers Mr. Cipriani a trusted ally. Vincenzo Cilli -------------- "Lucky" doesn't have much of a backstory, but appears to be quite a figurehead in the Leone business. At certain times throughout Portland's missions it would appear that he's one of Salvatore's right-hand men. Toni will start working for him from the start but ends up quite annoyed at the way Cilli pushes him around. Towards the end of Portland, Vincenzo is killed after leading Toni in to a trap in the mission "The Portland Chainsaw Masquarade". JD O'Toole ---------- Joseph Daniel O'Toole is the manager of the Sindacco-run Revue Bar in the Red Light District. It's clear from his cutscenes that he's quite the pervert, from a disturbing interest in snuff films to S&M right down to some deeply suspicious lines ('I Haven't felt this nervous since the day the FBI searched my harddrive') which insinuate that he's a paedophile. JD defects to the Leone family, supplying information about the Sindacco's movements. After the bar is under Salvatore's control, JD foolishly thinks that Salvatore is going to make him a made man, but is killed by Mickey Hamfists. Ma Cipriani ----------- Toni's mother is one of the few characters who's important to the plot but doesn't get much of a chance to have their role expanded. It would appear from the cutscenes that Toni didn't tell her he was leaving Liberty City, and didn't tell her he was back either. She constantly criticizes Toni's actions ('Why can't you be more like your pa?') but after Toni is made becomes the loving mother. Giovanni Casa ------------- Casa runs a deli in Portland and is a respectable businessman, despite having a penchant for dressing up as a baby. He stops paying his protection money after Toni takes photographs of him partaking in his fetish. Toni kills him to prove a point to his mother ('I wish you had Giovanni's guts....'). Other than that, there's not a lot more to say. Dan Sucho --------- Sucho only appears once (In "Grease Sucho") and is involved in streetracing. According to Ma Cipriani he treats his mother with real respect, which is Toni's cue to kill him and make an example. Jane Hopper ----------- She's the head of the worker's union who's transport strikes are causing untold problems for Salvatore. The ferry port and the docks in Portland and the lift bridge in Staunton Island are picketed, making it difficult to gain entry. Toni scares her in to dropping the strikes towards the end of Portland's missions. Maria La Torre -------------- Good old Maria is another character who hasn't changed much. Towards the end of GTA:SA, the start of GTA:LCS and all the way through GTAIII her role is to be the sleazy Italian-American girlfriend of Salvatore. This is the first game in the GTA series which has her firmly down as a drug addict and a nymphomaniac. If she did survive after GTAIII (Remember the closing scene's gunshot?) it's entirely possible she'll try and get with the next protoganist. She's already tried it on with Claude and Toni. Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay -------------------------- Wayne is a biker who only appears twice. After Maria puts herself up for first prize in a bike race around Portland in "Booby Prize" Toni steps in to win the race and save her, but she goes off with Wayne. In "Biker Heat" the opening cutscene has Maria lying on a bed after being beaten up by Wayne, and Toni finds him and kills him. Nothing more to say, his role is pretty minor. His full name is given in the graveyard in Staunton Island (See Section 2f Random Musings). Miguel ------ Miguel is a Colombian who, despite his important role in GTAIII, only appears once during the mission "Contra-Banned". Nothing much is known about him but it's clear that during the three year period between GTA:LCS and GTAIII he's one of the senior members of the Colombian Cartel. It's also unknown whether Catalina has hooked up with him yet. Massimo Torini -------------- A Sicilian who's keeping his eye on Salvatore's business , Massimo is the suspected rat in "Calm Before The Storm". He has apparently been sent to Liberty City as Salvatore has stopped paying his tribute back to the old country (Basically, a cut of his profits). He is also the one responsible for the Diablos and Triads gaining much-needed Leone turf. He is killed by Toni in the final mission "The Sicilian Gambit" on the Portland lighthouse island. Mickey Hamfists --------------- Mickey is a made mobster working for the Leone family. He appears twice in GTA:LCS (In the missions "A Made Man" and "Making Toni") and a couple of times in GTAIII where he's Luigi Goterelli's bodyguard. He assassinates JD O'Toole during the former mission, and Toni has his doubts about him in the latter. For Rockstar to include him in GTA:LCS in such a small role makes me wonder why they didn't give any of the other small-part gangsters names. Mayor Roger C. Hole ------------------- R.C. Hole is the Mayor of Liberty City and is under the control of the Forelli Family. He's hassling Salvatore about his affairs so Toni is asked by Sal to whack him whilst he's jogging. It's only later on when Toni has retrieved Hole's phone that Salvatore finally gets to know about the Mayor being Franco Forelli's man in office. Donald Love ----------- Donald love returns to the GTA series for the third time. This time his character has been given much more insight, and we now know he hosts infamous 'morgue parties', is a possible cannibal and has had a taste for the high life for quite a while. Donald runs for office in the Mayoral elections and almost wins before a popularity slump makes him lose to rival businessman Miles O'Donovan. The election bankrupts him to the tune of $20million, and later on is found residing at the Flophouse in Shoreside Vale where Toni helps him get back on his feet. Donald asks Toni to kill his old mentor Avery Carrington who is doing a deal with the Panlantic Construction Company. After Avery's death the deal goes through, but this time with Love making a profit. Donald is the person who introduces Toni to 8-Ball as he is supplying the explosives that lay waste to Fort Staunton. Donald leaves the city shortly after this as the Colombians are trying to kill him. Finally, The Love Media empire seems to be very small in GTA:LCS, but by the time of GTAIII has expanded. Ned Burner ---------- "Father" Ned is apparently the priest who can be found giving the missions for the church confessional. Later on he's exposed as a reporter working for the Liberty Tree newspaper, is killed by Toni at Donald Love's request and his last appearance is at Love's morgue party. Miles O'Donovan --------------- O'Donovan is the Mayor-elect running against Donald Love for leadership of Liberty City. He wins thanks to Toni's nefarious activities and is later kidnapped by the Sicilians and rescued by Toni and Salvatore. His rescue means that Liberty City now has a Mayor under Leone control, at least until the events of GTAIII. Franco Forelli -------------- Head honcho of the Forelli Mafia family, GTA veterans might remember his brother Sonny being blown away by Tommy Vercetti in GTA:VC. In GTA:LCS Franco's organisation has control of Mayor Hole and are being pushed by the Sicilians to initiate a gang war between all three Mafia families. Franco and his brother had control of most of Liberty City during the 1980s but since Sonnys death and the disastrous partnership with the other families to run Caligula's Casino their business has suffered quite a bit. Franco's whereabouts are unknown after 1998. He doesn't even turn up in GTAIII. Leon McAffrey ------------- Every city should have a dirty cop, and Liberty City is no exception. Leon is an old associate of of Salvatores and gives Toni information about the numerous gangs struggling to gain and hold territory. All he's interested in is his share of the profits. After the mission "Munitions Dump", he contacts Toni to sever all ties. In 2001, he's killed by Claude for being a suspected rat by.... Ray Machowski ------------- ....Ray Machowski. In 1998 Ray is forty years old, has only just become a detective and is still pretty naive when it comes to McAffrey's particular method of police work. He appears in GTA:LCS in the missions "Crazy '69" and "Munitions Dump". In years to come he'll leave Liberty City when the authorities get wise to his actions, which have gathered steam since he was a rookie working with Leon. Paulie Sindacco --------------- Paulie is the leading man of the Sindacco family and has quite a lot of turf and influence around Liberty City. He either co-headed the organisation or became leader after his brother Johnnie was killed in 1992 by Carl Johnson (Well, he did *cause* the heart attack). The Sindacco-owned Revue Bar named after Paulie is taken from them by the Leone family and the chap running it, JD O'Toole, is feeding them information. This causes the Sindaccos to lose a substantial part of the Red Light District. Paulie is killed by Toni during the mission "Dead Reckoning". It's unknown who takes over the family after GTA:LCS, but whoever it is must have decided to leave Liberty City and concentrate their efforts on Caligula's Casino. There's no mention at all of any Sindacco family member in GTAIII three years later. Lionel ------ Lionel is Toni's lawyer alter-ego as this is the only way Toni and Salvatore can talk to each other when Salvatore gets arrested late in the game. Funnily enough, he looks just like Toni but with a smart suit, groomed hair and glasses. Avery Carrington ---------------- Donald Love's old mentor is still very much in to property since we last saw him in in 1986 in GTA:VC. He arrives in Liberty City to close the Panlantic Contruction deal involving Fort Staunton. Toni kills him to get the Panlantic plans for Donald. GTA veterans might remember seeing him as the 'Vegas Vic' cowboy sign in Las Venturas, San Andreas. 8-Ball ------ 8-Ball returns in GTA:LCS as Liberty City's premier supplier of explosive devices. This time it's to furnish Toni with a van packed with explosives at Donald Love's request so that Fort Staunton gets destroyed. Other than that we only see him twice, once in "No Money, Mo' Problems" and again "Bringing The House Down". Toshiko Kasen ------------- Toshiko is the downtrodden wife of Kazuki. She asks Toni to ridicule and eventually kill her husband for his neglect over the years. She mentions during the drive to the opera house in "A Date With Death" that Kazuki would not have become waka-gashira if it wasn't for her. After she hears of Kazuki's death she commits suicide by jumping out of her high-rise condo window. Kazuki Kasen ------------ Kazuki is the waka-gashira of Liberty City's Yakuza gang. He owns and runs the Big Shot Casino and has all but forgotten his wife Toshiko exists. He eventually twigs that it's his wife who's giving the opposition information and after ordering his men to kill Toni in a surprise attack he is killed himself on the casino roof. Phil Cassidy ------------ The One Armed Bandit returns for a third time in a GTA game. Since leaving Vice City some time in the late 1980s or early 1990s Phil has set himself up as an arms supplier (Irony?). He owns the Fully Cocked gun shop but says to Toni during his one appearance (In "Shogun Showdown") that he wishes he'd set himself up at Staunton Island ferry port as that's where the majority of his business takes place. Phil obviously stayed in Liberty City after GTA:LCS as he features in GTAIII. Uncle ----- Not much is known about this elderly gentleman as he only appears the once (In the final cutscene of the game after "The Sicilian Gambit") and isn't exactly talkative. He's Sicilian and has come to Liberty City to talk with Salvatore. When the problem with Salvatore's tribute 'to the old country' has been rectified he shuffles off. Something tells me that if there's another GTA game featuring a Mafia theme this old boy will probably make a reappearance. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2c. Home Sweet Home: A Plot Synopsis Of GTA:LCS ----------------------------------------------- And here we have the main body of this document. Remember one thing: This guide is laid out in the order that I completed the missions. In a seperate section afterwards is the mission order used. Please note that this guide is only following the storyline missions. It does NOT include (Deep breath): Hidden Packages, Unique Jumps, Rampages, Taxi Driver, Paramedic, Vigilante, Fire Fighter, Trash Dash, Any of the bike or car races, Noodle Punk, Scrapyard Challenge, Bumps And Grinds, Any of the RC missions, Any of the rail shooters, Pizzaboy, Avenging Angels, Car or Bike saleman, Love Media garage list, Slash TV, Karmageddon and finally See The Sight Before Your Flight. Savvy? Good. ------------- | I: Portland | ------------- For once, it's a quiet evening in Portland, Liberty City as a coach pulls in to Chinatown and drops a passenger off. He's Toni Cipriani, and he's been out of town for a while. He crosses the street to use the payphone, but when nobody on the other end picks up he hails a taxi. His destination is the Leone gentleman's club in Saint Mark's where he meets with his old boss Salvatore Leone, distinguished head of the Leone Mafia crime family, and Vincenzo "Lucky" Cilli who just might have some work for Toni now he's back on the streets. It's obvious Toni quite disapproves of taking orders from Vincenzo, especially considering what he's done for the family in the past, but after being rebuked by Salvatore for disrespect he falls in line. Vincenzo already has a few tasks for Toni lined up, so they leave Salvatore's place to head for Vincenzo's warehouse in Atlantic Quays. On the way, they stop off at a safehouse so Toni can grab a change of clothes and really look the gangster part. Toni's first job is find a dealer working for the family who hasn't brought any money in for days. He leaves Vincenzo and travels to Saint Mark's to meet the dealer and find out what's going on. The dealer unconvincingly swears he's feeling ill, but Toni puts pressure on him to go back to work. On the way back to Chinatown the dealer mentions that the Sindacco crime family are trying to muscle in on Leone turf and that if he stays on the streets he'll get killed. Ignoring him, Toni returns to Atlantic Quays to see Vincenzo. Vincenzo is having a well-earned dump when Toni returns, and talks to him through the bathroom door. As it turns out Vincenzo is still not receiving any money from the dealer, which is hardly surprising when the dealer, just like he stated, has been killed by the Sindaccos on the street. For an act of revenge, Toni travels back in to Chinatown to what was supposed to be Leone turf and kills three Sindacco dealers before going back to see Vincenzo. Vincenzo asks him if he remembers a guy called JD O'Toole, which he does. JD runs a Sindacco controlled strip club called 'Paulie's Revue Bar' and has decided, for reasons best known to himself, to switch sides and join the Leone family. This could work out well for the Leone family, as JD could be an inside man and find out whatever the Sindaccos are planning. There's a slight problem though; JD has his actions constantly monitored by a Sindacco bodyguard. Vincenzo sees a solution, and tells Toni to travel to the construction yard in Hepburn Heights and take him out. After shopping at Ammu-Nation for a weapon, Toni shoots his way in to the compound with little hassle and kills the bodyguard and a few other Sindacco goons. He also picks up the bodyguard's mobile phone as evidence he's completed the job, which JD phones him on right away. JD is a known pervert, and informs Toni that he caught the murder on tape and that this "snuff" film will give him his own amusement later on. Toni remembers that JD owes him some money, and JD requests that Toni take the now deceased bodyguard's car as a deposit and he'll take care of the Sindacco corpses. After a quick respray of the car, Toni heads back to Vincenzo for another task. When Toni returns, Vincenzo is livid. A three-man gang have been pinned down by the police during a simple petrol station hold-up and now it's Toni's responsiblity to go down there to rescue them and bring them back safely. He jumps in a suitably large car and rushes down there to collect them. With little hassle, he manages to get all of the gang and goes to a Pay'n'Spray to respray the getaway car and lose the cops. Toni then returns to Vincenzo in Atlantic Quays. Vincenzo is on the phone to his Mother when Toni pops in, and he's also receiving some specialist treatment from a lady with negotiable affections. After a brief conversation about respect, he instructs Toni to go down to Trenton and pick up a car that has a stash of drugs in. The second Toni gets in the car a couple of police cars arrive. Toni drives the car all the way to a Pay'n'Spray to make the car clean and lose the cops again. Hindered all the way, he just about makes it and sets off to deliver the car to one of Vincenzo's lock-ups. Toni receives a phone call from Vincenzo and insinuates that he was set up. After strong words, Toni decides to leave Vincenzo's employ and takes the tainted car to the car crusher in nearby Harwood, supposedly to teach Vincenzo a lesson on etiquette. Now that Toni requires work from somebody else, he travels down to Paulie's Revue Bar in the Red Light District to visit JD O'Toole. Wearing as he is a distinctive Leone suit JD requires him to be wearing something a little less conspicuous, ideally something that makes him look like anything other than a Leone henchman, and insists he gets a change of clothes. After a costume change, Toni arrives back at the bar to collect the money that JD owes and sees that JD has had a costume change of his own. JD answers the door in typical S&M attire and, much to Toni's annoyance, mentions that he doesn't have the money owed as "they" are being ripped off. He and Toni leave to find out what's going on. As it turns out, the hookers in the area who normally pay JD haven't paid him so they head round the area looking for the girls. After collecting the due money and despatching any pimps daring to mess with JD's girls, they return to Paulie's Revue Bar. JD informs Toni that he's just heard that Paulie's is about to be raided by the police imminently. The police aren't coming for the regular reasons however. Salvatore Leone is giving some of the working girls a "special" visit, probably involving some stuff you can't get a license for. He has to be out of the place soon, and JD wants Toni to get him away as soon as possible. Toni meets Don Salvatore out the front just as the cops arrive. He has no choice but to lose the heat and takes the car to the nearby Pay'n'Spray before escorting Salvatore back to his "gentleman's club" in Saint Mark's. Salvatore is pleased with Toni, and tells him that if he needs any work in the future he only has to drop by. In the meantime Toni goes to see JD. As the man on the inside JD hasn't really given the Leones any good information on any of the Sindacco's operations. Until now that is. The Sindaccos are planning to blow up a gaming house in Saint Mark's that is under the Leone control. Toni arrives outside the casino and answers his ringing phone. It's JD on the other end, and he tells Toni that a bunch of Sindacco goons are on their way. A first car-load skids to a halt and Toni gives it his all to help the gaming house's doormen stop Sindaccos from getting to the casino and planting explosives. Upon taking all of them out a second car-load arrives and Toni kills them too. After two valiant attempts, the Sindaccos have a load of dead gangsters and a still-standing enemy casino and decide to send in a large truck packed with explosives. They park it right in front and Toni quickly jumps in the truck cab and successfully drives it a short distance down the road where it won't damage the casino. With the gaming house safe and with nothing else to do, Toni goes back to Paulie's Revue Bar. When Toni arrives, he gets an angry phonecall. It's his Mother, berating him for not calling him or dropping by to say hello even though he's back in town. Ever the hard man but no doubt unnerved, Toni goes to meet JD. JD tells Toni about a place that the Sindaccos own called The Doll's House which operates as a casino and bordello in one. Things could be bad for the Leones if this place is thriving, so to strike a blow JD suggests that Toni blows it up. Parked a little way down the road is one of the Sindacco gang's cars, an Argento. To actually get anywhere near this place, Toni drives this as to not arouse suspicion and takes it to 8-Ball's bomb shop to have some explosives fitted. He then drives it to The Doll's House to create a little carnage. When he arrives four of the Sindacco's number are waiting around in a little parking area. Toni drives the Argento car in to a spot that will cause the most damage and makes his escape. When he's a safe distance away he activates the remote radio controller and detonates the bomb. A huge explosion rips through The Doll's House, demolishing it and dealing a huge blow to the Sindacco's business. Remembering the recent phone call from his Mother, Toni decides to pay her a visit. Ma Cipriani obviously disapproves of her son and continues to chastise him for not getting in contact whilst he was away from Liberty City. She compares him to Giovanni Casa, a local businessman who runs a traditional Sicilian deli. Toni mentions that there's no way he is like Casa, and going on what he peraonally knows, calls him a pervert. To prove he's right and to try at least a little to get in his Mother's good books, he leaves to go and see Casa. On the way, he stops off at his apartment to collect a camera, for he has a plan. Giovanni Casa is just leaving his deli when Toni arrives. He follows Casa's van in to Chinatown and spots that the van has stopped to pick up a pair of hookers. Toni then tracks the car is it travels down to Callahan Point and stops on some waste ground. Casa *is* actually a pervert and emerges from the van dressed in a baby's nappy and bonnet and sucking on a dummy. The two call girls are freaked out and try to get his way. Toni sees his chance, whips out his camera and takes a couple of pictures of Casa as he runs around dressed like a sicko trying to chase the girls. Casa sees what's happened and jumps in to his to make a getaway. Toni has the evidence he needs and drives back to show Ma Cipriani. Sadly Ma isn't convinced but she does still have some aggreviances. She doesn't think he's man enough to continue in his chosen lifestyle and states quite matter-of-factly that the probable reason he hasn't moved back home is that he's running scared from a bunch of Triads. She also states that it's a shame he's not more like his Father, who wouldn't let himself be threatened by anyone. Miffed, Toni leaves and heads to Chinatown. He's going to show his Mother that he's not scared of anyone, especially the Triads, and he's going to get them to show some respect. He finds a Triad van that's transporting one of the gang's leaders. Unfortunately it's bulletproof, but he still manages to ram it off the road and kills the Triads who jump out. With their asses truly kicked, Toni goes on the hunt for more victims. He discovers a small group of them in a pedestrian area. He quickly and efficiently takes them out and returns to see his Ma. There just isn't pleasing some people, and this time Toni is forced to listen to his old dear go on about how thin he's looking and that he would be eating properly if he was still living at home. Like a good son, Toni offers if he could do absolutely anything for her. She wants him to partake in a streetrace against a local called Dan Sucho so he can at least save a bit of face for the family. Toni obtains a quick car and goes for the starting line. Toni wins the race with ease, but just to make a point he chases Sucho and kills him. Ma Cipriani is angrier with him than usual when he arrives back. Giovanni Casa has stopped paying his protection money on account of the photographs that Toni took. As Toni didn't know, he hasn't done anything about it. Yet again his Ma compares him to his Father who would have severely dealt with a problem like that. Apparently it takes guts to snub a Cipriani, and Ma only wishes that Toni had Casa's guts. Getting an idea Toni goes to Casa's deli and picks him up, explaining that they need to have a chat. Casa is apologetic all the way to their destination but doesn't twig anything is wrong, even when they arrive at Portland sawmill. Toni doesn't say a thing, and walks inside. When Casa is standing underneath a huge circular saw, he finally realises what's about to happen. Toni can't let him get away, and chases him around the mill. The elusive Casa is finally caught after Toni sneaks up behind him and bludgeons him over the head with a hatchet. Somebody has called the cops, but Toni simply makes another trip to a Pay'n'Spray and then drives his van-load of Casa's guts back to the deli. A shop-boy takes delivery of the van and a pleased Toni finally makes his way back to see his Ma. Mrs. Cipriani has finally had enough of her son's mistakes and Toni overhears her on the phone to someone. Shortly after she gets off the phone she lets Toni know that she's officially disowning him and has called a hit on him. All of a sudden a trio of cars scream to a stop neaby and no less than half a dozen hitmen jump out try and kill Toni. Using a variety of effective weaponry Toni manages to kill most of them, but is almost caught out by a series of well-aimed grenades. Despite her criticisms, Ma Cipriani must have had some inkling of how tough Toni would be to kill. After the first batch of hitmen are killed another three car-loads of assassins turn up, this time armed with slightly better armaments. Despite being grossly outnumbered, Toni finally shoots the last hitman dead in the street and beats a hasty retreat. He's not totally safe yet though. As the contract on him has been paid for, Toni can expect more of these hired killers as he goes about the rest of his business. For the time being, and with nobody else to work for, he rides up to Salvatore's gentleman's club in Saint Mark's to see Don Leone and get some work. Salvatore isn't too happy when Toni sees him and appears to be getting increasingly worried about the state of the family's business affairs. He elaborates that his main concern at this present moment of time is the non-compliance of Jane Hopper, head of a worker's union. She wants money for allowing Salvatore's men have access to the decks for 24 hours during a strike. Salvatore is outraged, especially after all he's done for her in the past. He asks Toni to go down to Portland Docks to pay her off and tell her that Salvatore wants a word with her. Toni leaves Salvatore and goes down to the docks. When he arrives he finds Hopper in the company of a few goons. She thanks Toni for the donation and tells Toni straight that she's not playing Salvatore's game. Hopper leaves and her men close in to stop Toni from leaving the docks. He shoots his way through the marauding dockers and returns to see Salvatore. When he gets back Salvatore has company. Maria is Sal's long time girlfriend, but before any introduction Salvatore wants Toni to do a job. He figures that if the union boss is going to play along, he might as well try to get her workers to follow his rules. Toni's new task is collect six hookers off the streets and take them to the strike picket line at Portland Docks as a kind of bribe. Toni hijacks a bus and sets out to collect the girls, eventually delivering them to the workers with Salvatore's compliments. Shortly after this he receives a phone call from Maria, who got his number from Salvatore's address book. She fancies going out and wants Toni to escort her. He then goes to her apartment to pick her up. Maria demands that Toni takes her shopping, so Toni drives her to a jewellery shop in nearby Portland View. He waits in the car as she goes inside. As well as being sleazy, rude and disrespectful Maria also has a penchant for shoplifting. She argues with a shopkeeper before running out of the shop and commanding Toni to get out of there. The police have apparently been called, but quickly lose interest as they drive away. Maria still wants to do some more "shopping", so Toni drives her to another shop. He waits outside with the engine running whilst she goes inside. She gets in to another arguement with another shopkeeper, this time one who's wielding a shotgun. With more police on their tail and a police helicopter circling overhead, Toni skilfully drives Maria back to her apartment. When Toni goes back in Maria's apartment, she's describing him to someone on the phone. It seems that Maria appears to be developing a crush on Toni but she sounds just like his Mother when she describes him as too thin. Maria wants to go to a party, but doesn't have any drugs. She's on the phone to a drug dealer and now wants Toni to take her to pick up some pharmaceuticals. They jump in a car and make their way to Chinatown. Toni doesn't like what he sees; A Sindacco Argento car is sitting there waiting for them! Maria figures that as she's Salvatore's girl no harm won't come to them, so she hops out of the car and jumps in with the Sindaccos. There's now a possible kidnapping afoot, as the Sindaccos drive off with Toni in hot pursuit. He rams their car and forces the two Sindaccos to jump out and start firing micro-submachine guns at him. He responds in kind with his own micro-SMG and drive-by shoots the pair of them before rescuing Maria and taking her back to the apartment. He politely turns down her invitation for "coffee" and leaves. Toni goes to pick her up again, only to find she's left a note giving her whereabouts. She's put herself up as first prize in a streetrace and Toni has no choice but to win the race to get her back, otherwise Salvatore's not going to be too pleased if he finds out it. Toni wins the race with ease, but states that nothing can happen romantically between him and her, his bosses girl. The snaps back that she's her own girl, and rides off on the motorcycle pillion of one of the other racers, Wayne. Toni pops round Maria's a little later, and finds her in the bedroom crying her eyes out. Toni thinks she must be under the influence of drugs, but in actuality somebody has beaten her up. Maria has been secretly seeing Wayne behind Salvatore's back, and he's taken offence when Maria told him that she was in love with somebody else, Toni, and also told him about Toni and her. Toni angrily explains that there is no Toni and her, and wants to know where this guy hangs out. She tearfully tells him it's in a place in Chinatown, and Toni leaves to have it out with him. He tracks Wayne down to a pedestrian area where he's with his gang. Wayne decides to make his escape on his motorcycle, while his gang decide to beat up Toni. He quickly jumps on a vacant bike and follows Wayne. Toni catches up with him and shoots him off the bike. As Wayne lies dying, Toni returns to see Maria. Maria is absolutely off her face on narcotics when he gets there. Maria says she feels great, but quickly changes her mind. She's worried about overdosing and that she requires a "zap" to stop it. Toni has no idea what a "zap" is, but knows that if Salvatore got wind of this she, and he, could be in real trouble. Toni drives Maria down to the diner in Callahan Point as this is where she says she left the "zaps". Maria is so strung out that she can't properly think straight, as the "zaps" don't appear to be at the diner. She probably only said that because this is one of the places where Wayne used to hang out. Maria then remembers that she must have left them somewhere in Hepburn Heights, and they're just about to leave when Toni suddenly spots the deceased Wayne's biker gang. The bikers are none to pleased with Maria, and even more furious with Toni. They advance but Toni quickly leaves his car and guns them down before jumping back in his car and driving Maria to Hepburn Heights, where she's apprently left them 'behind a trashcan'. When they arrive the trash has already been collected, but then Maria conveniently realises that she's got some at her apartment. A pissed off Toni swings the car around and they screech to a halt a short while later outside. Maria is really getting annoying now, and she says that she meant Salvatore's place. Toni drives them up the road and in to Saint Mark's. In a moment of clarity Maria comes to her senses, and after Toni's refusal to give her any money she gets angry. She's Salvatore's girl, and at no time in the future should HE hit on HER again. She goes inside Salvatore's mansion and Toni leaves. He receives another phone call from Salvatore wondering if he's seen Maria. She's gone walkabout again but the Don could really use Toni's services. Toni travels up to the mansion again to see him. Sal is still very concerned about the current union problem, and resolves that if he can't get Jane Hopper on his side he can at least try and get some of the union people under his control. He asks Toni to give them a bit of a scare. Hopefully then, they'll fall in line. He finds one of the union bigwigs driving nearby. Ramming his vehicle off the road, Toni gets his chance to lay in to him. A quick beating is all it takes for the union guy to get the message. Toni finds another one driving around, and after a repeat performance, now has two of the union bosses following his line of thought. Yet another can be found driving nearby, so Toni does the business and finally goes back to see Salvatore. Salvatore is listening to Jane Hopper on the radio when Toni returns. She's giving an angry interview that states that the union will not be messed around by any mob. Salvatore states that maybe he should call a hit on her, as he's being taken for a ride. Two can play at that game, it seems, and he sends Toni out to deliver a message to her. Toni travels down to the Head Radio station where Hopper is being interviewed. He kills her chauffeur and steals his uniform before jumping in to the driving seat. Hopper exits the radio building and climbs in to the back seat of the waiting limousine. Her destination is the ferry port in nearby Harwood, but Toni has other ideas. After a few minutes of driving so recklessly it would shame Hollywood, Hopper realises that it's not her regular driver. Toni takes this opportunity to deliver his message - Salvatore will never back down and from now he's going to receive total compliance with any demands. After a few more minutes Hopper has finally had enough, and Toni drives her to the ferry port. With nothing currently to do Toni then returns to Salvatore's mansion. Salvatore and Maria are having quite a vicious fight upon his arrival. With a demand for money, Maria leaves Salvatore and Toni and exits the room. Salvatore is full of praise for Toni, and tells him just how grateful he is that Toni hasn't let him down. With the union people on the run, Sal and Toni now have the run of things and, better still, access to the docks again. Salvatore has a shipment coming in to the docks and he wants Toni to collect it. Toni acquires a saloon car and sets off to collect three men as backup before driving them all to the docks to meet the shipment. When they arrive Toni parks up and the shipment comes shortly afterwards in a Patriot truck driven by Miguel, a colombian gang leader. Miguel is pissed off that the Leone gangs were not there to meet them earlier and tells Toni that next time he'll find another buyer. It's doubtful that the colombians would find anybody willing to buy at the price they've offered, and Toni tells Miguel just as much. At this moment, some colombian goons step out of the truck and point weapons in Toni's direction. Before they can finish the hand-off, a trio of police cars arrive and a helicopter starts to circle above. Toni and his accompanying men shoot who they can and take the Patriot away from the docks and speed to the Pay'n'Spray to lose the unwanted attention. The truck is then driven to a lock-up in Saint Mark's and deposited inside. Toni returns to see JD O'Toole at Paulie's Revue Bar in the Red Light District. JD is very worried when Toni gets there. Salvatore was visiting the club and was kidnapped by the Sindacco mob. As they step outside the bar JD spots one of the Sindacco mob leaving the scene. Toni hops in a car and follows him discretely. The Sindacco gangster leads Toni in to Trenton where some other enemy heavies are waiting with Salvatore tied and gagged in a car boot. There plan is to take him to the car crusher to be disposed of, and Toni has no option but to rescue his boss. He rams the car and forces the three Sindaccos to exit. He takes them out with his usual professional style and drives the car back to Salvatore's mansion. Salvatore is absolutely livid and has his mind set on repurcussions. Toni goes back to see JD but receives a phone call just as he goes to the back door. Luckily it's JD, who's glad he picked up. He informs Toni that Salvatore is still mad with the Sindaccos and plans to come down to the Red Light District to kill every one of them he can find and storm Paulie's Revue Bar. JD has placed a sniper rifle on the roof across from the bar, and he wants Toni to make sure that no harm comes to Mr. Leone. Toni runs across the street and up some stairs to the roof and collects the rifle JD left for him just as Salvatore screams in to the area in a car. The Sindaccos have obviously been told about his presence and flock to the street to protect their turf. As Salvatore and a pair of goons take pot-shots at the Sindaccos, Toni does the best he can to pick them off with his high-powered laser-scoped weapon. Salvatore and his man, with Toni's efforts, make their way round the corner towards Paulie's Revue Bar shooting every Sindacco in sight. Just as they shoot the last of the Sindaccos a police car turns up. The police naturally do not like gang wars going on in their streets, and they too start shooting at Salvatore and company. Toni quickly picks them off with two well-aimed shots and the three Leone men head down the alleyway next to the bar. A final Sindacco bursts out of the back door of the bar and attempts to shoot Salvatore. He's too late to do anything as Sal spots him and quickly blasts him with a shotgun before entering the bar. With Salvatore's rampage complete and a hefty chunk of the Sindacco gang dead on the streets, Paulie's Revue Bar and the Red Light District now belong to the Leone family and Toni goes back to see JD. With the bar now a Leone business and JD's defection from one mob to the other complete, he has more work for Toni. He hears that the Sicilian mob are trying to broker peace with the other gangs competing for Portland and that Salvatore is in a meeting with one of them at the mansion. Ever paranoid, Sal is trusting his instincts and thinks he smells a rat. JD asks Toni to go up to the mansion and follow this guy when he leaves and see where he goes and who he talks to. Toni goes to Saint Mark's at the hurry-up. Massimo, the suspected rat, is leaving by helicopter when Toni arrives. It's difficult to keep up but Toni manages to follow it down to a construction yard in Hepburn Heights. Massimo hops out of the helicopter and initiates conversation with some mexican Diablo gang members in a pre-arranged meet. Salvatore was right to suspect something, and Toni just about overhears the conversation - Massimo wants the Diablos to do his associate's work for them and gang ownership of Hepburn Heights will be their reward. Massimo hops back in the helicopter and Toni resumes his pursuit. It leads him in to Chinatown where the chopper alights on the roof in what appears to be another pre-arranged meet, this time with the Triads. By the looks of it Massimo is planning to wipe out the Leone mob but is using two gangs already at war with the family to do his dirty work for him. Toni needs to hear what's being said and quickly heads up some stairs to the rooftop. He sneaks upon the meet and ducks behind some oil drums ready to listen to the treacherous Massimo. He only catches the last part but it reaffirms Salvatore's suspicions. Massimo is getting the gangs to weaken the Leones on two fronts so that his associates can come in and take over more easily. One of the Triads suddenly spots Toni and Massimo runs for the helicopter. With so many enemy Triad gang members closing in Toni doesn't have time to fire accurately at him and he gets away. Toni instead concentrates on taking out the marauding Chinese mob. Despatching them with professional skill, he makes for the stairs back to street level to tell Salvatore what he's learned. Nothing is ever easy and more Triads are waiting for him at the bottom. Toni shoots his way through, alerting the police, and makes his getaway. Back at the club JD is excited. Not in his usual kinky way but with the news that he's going to be a "made man". He thanks Toni as it couldn't have happened if it wasn't for him and they both walk to a waiting car driven by Mickey Hamfists, a Leone heavy. The ceremony is taking place in Harwood, and JD is absolutely creaming his pants over being "made". It's doubtful this would ever of happened when he was working for the Sindaccos, as he has some Irish blood which wouldn't truly have made him a proper Mafia member. They continue the drive down to Harwood but are ambushed by four Sindacco wiseguys in a gang car. They're obviously not happy about JD's defection and him being "made" and are trying for an assassination attempt. Toni makes short work of them with some accurate drive-by shooting and they continue their journey. Bizarrely, it's being held at the car crusher. Toni parks the car up and without warning Mickey fires two shots from a handgun in to the back of JD's head. Mickey explains to Toni afterwards that Salvatore could never have trusted him and that even in JD coming to work on their side he ratted out his Sindacco boss. Moralisation aside, it's doubtful anyone on either is going to miss JD, and Mickey asks Toni to dispose of the car in a river, but drop him off first. Toni cautiously delivers Mickey back to his place (A blood spattered car often gets attention from the cops) and Toni continues his drive. Unfortunately, the cops do spot him and he's forced to outrun them to a spot by the river where he can push the car in. He successfully sends the car - and JD - to a watery grave and then receives a phone call. Vincenzo Cilli is calling him offering his apologies and despite Toni's hostility convinces him to meet him at his place in Atlantic Quays. With no other jobs on the horizon Toni reluctantly goes down there to see him. Vincenzo isn't there when Toni arrives, so Toni uses his mobile phone to call him. He's down at Portland Docks to meet a big shipment and is currently on a big freighter. Toni makes his way down there. Nobody is around when Toni arrives so Toni goes through a door that leads below deck. Down a narrow corridor inside he spots somebody running from a distance, and runs after them. The corridor leads him down two sets of steps in to the belly of the ship and ultimately in to what looks like a cargo hold. As he enters the door slams shut and a man brandishing a chainsaw makes his presence known. It's without a doubt a trap to try and off Toni and Vincenzo, like Ma Cipriani, must have known how tough Toni would be to kill. Four men emerge from different doors all revving their chainsaws and shouting taunts. As Toni kills them one by one whilst skilfully avoiding the chainsaw blades yet more men join the party. After he's killed about a dozen of these goons Vincenzo enters the fray with a machinegun. He's dismayed to see Toni still alive and takes some potshots at him after ranting that he should never have come back to Liberty City and that it's his town to run. His inaccuracy is his downfall as Toni quickly pins him down from a distance with a high powered rifle. With Vincenzo dead Toni has no reason to stay and runs back up the stairs to the exit. Outside, he receives a phone call from Salvatore. Something big is going down Sal demands that he gets his ass up there pretty damn quick. Salvatore is even more stressed out over business. The Diablo gang are all over Hepburn Heights and appear to be winning their turf war with the Leones. In typical gang fashion the Leones are now caught up in another territorial conflict after finishing the last one. Toni leaves with his assurance that he'll take care of it. Toni goes down to Hepburn Heights to assist the Leone crew in disposing of the troublesome Mexicans. On his arrival he sees there's already a heavy firefight occuring. He readies his firepower and gets stuck in, taking out all the Diablos he can spot in the area. Wave after wave keep on coming at them and just as it's about to turn in to a Mexican equivalent of 'Zulu' the last Diablo is shot dead and the Leones can rest assured that Hepburn Heights will remain theres. After the intense battle Toni gets a call from Salvatore with a progress report request. Toni informs him that things aren't looking good and that they lost too many guys before he could get down there. It looks like they won't be able to hang on to this part of town for long if the Diablos try this sort of approach again. Toni steals a car and drives back up to the mansion once again. Salvatore is sitting in his new Banshee sports car with Maria in the passenger seat when Toni gets back. Maria is still having a big go at Salvatore, this time about a mid-life crisis, which in her eyes must be the only reason why older gentlemen buy sports cars. He's off for a drive but wants Toni to go down to his warehouse in Callahan Point to collect a large amount of money. Toni is the only person he trusts to do this and he sets off on his task. When Toni arrives at the warehouse he's ushered through the gate. Despite the large sum of money he's been sent to collect there are only a few Leone men there to guard it. The Triads have obviously staked out the place and three of them are in the process of setting a bomb behind some cylindrical tanks as Toni approaches the main building. Without warning the explosives detonate and whatever was in the tanks explodes in a giant ball of flame, taking most of the warehouse building and the few Leone guards with it. Some more Triads arrive and hamper Toni as he runs around collecting the money before it too burns up in the fire. He skilfully collects the endangered money whilst shooting any Triad in range at point blank range. With mini explosions going off all around him he manages to collect everything he can and decides to leave the compound, with the Triads shooting at him all the way. He's also pursued by the police and the Triads in their distinctive fish vans but miraculously gets back to Salvatore's mansion in one piece in a stolen car. Upon entering Salvatore's grounds he notices the don's wrecked Banshee sitting as if it's ploughed straight in to a tree. Never the less he delivers the money he collected and somehow knows that the Triad conflict isn't finished here. When Toni enters Salvatore's office the boss is holding a handgun on him. Salvatore questions him and insinuates that Toni has been saying things about him. Toni denies everything and Sal admits that he's growing increasingly paranoid that everybody is out to get him. He especially rants about the Mayor of Liberty City, Roger C. Hole, who is apparently trying to pin everything crime-wise in the city on the ageing Mafia boss. Toni and Salvatore leave the mansion and drive down to the ferry terminal in Harwood. When they arrive Sal notices that the place is swarming with cops, and tells Toni to drive him to the unfinished Callahan Bridge. They'll both be finished if they don't make it to their only presumed escape point as the police were there to catch Salvatore leaving Portland. Toni roars towards the bridge with a plethora of police cars in pursuit. on arriving the police are still behind them and Toni has no choice but to put his foot down and jump a gap in the bridge. They land after jumping a distance healthy enough to get Evel Knievel's approval, and tear in to Staunton Island. The police in this part of Liberty City must have been informed that Sal was fleeing Portland and take up the chase. Luckily, Salvatore knows a nearby safehouse where they can lie low for a while. Toni drives the battered but still speeding car to it's location in Newport. They hear over the radio on Liberty News that part of the industrial strike by the workers has been called off and Portland is accessible by ferry and subway again. The workers still have a picket line on the Staunton Island to Shoreside Vale lift bridge however. --------------------- | II: Staunton Island | --------------------- With the leading member of the Leone family now exiled from Portland, Toni has no choice but to get settled in to his new home and remain working for Salvatore. Salvatore does indeed have a task for him but doesn't trust mobile phones. Instead he wants Toni to answer the phone outside the courtyard. Toni goes there right away. The current Mayor of Liberty City, Roger C. Hole, is still messing Salvatore around and he for one has had enough. Toni offers to take him out of the equation, and Salvatore tells him where he can find him. The don must have had him under surveillance as he informs Toni that around this time of the day the Mayor goes jogging in Belleville Park. He also asks Toni to collect the soon-to-be-dead Mayor's mobile phone to see who he's been in contact with. Toni travels the short distance to the park and spots the Mayor jogging with his bodyguards in tow. Shooting over the park's perimeter wall, he only needs one well-aimed shot from a sniper rifle to take the Mayor out of the equation. The bodyguards all flock to Toni's position and start shooting, but Toni manages to avoid them and runs in to the park to collect the Mayor's phone. With the now-deceased Mayor's bodyguards still in pursuit Toni makes his escape back to his safehouse. Hampered by more guards in cars, he just makes it. When Toni goes inside the safehouse he spots a note that Salvatore left for him. Some Leone guys will be calling round later and Toni is to make sure that he is there to meet them. When Toni gets outside, Mickey Hamfists is waiting for him with a car. Toni jumps in the driving seat and drives to the meet in Bedford Point. He parks up and Mickey tells him that Sal is waiting for him down some stairs. Toni fears he's going to be whacked when Salvatore appears holding a gun but is quite relieved when he's told that he's being made. After a brief ceremony, Toni is dropped off back at his safehouse with Salvatore's assurance that he'll be in touch. A few minutes later Toni answers his mobile phone. Salvatore tells him that the Forelli's had Mayor Hole under their control and that he knows a businessman that would do anything to get in to office now that Mayor Hole has taken forced retirement. Toni drives down to Torrington meet his new contact, Donald Love. Before he goes in the huge corporate building that Love occupies, Toni gets a phone call from his mother. She has just heard that Toni has been made is so proud of him for proving his worth that she's called off the contract she put out on his life. Seemingly please, Toni steps in to the Love building to meet Donald. When Toni gets up to Love's office he spots the rich schmuck practicing his dance moves. Donald must have been informed that Toni was coming as he doesn't react in any way to the presence of a hardened Mafia man and instead tells him about a party being held tonight, a "morgue party". To Toni's dismay Donald embraces him. He's obviously excited about the party but the only thing missing for the evening bash are the guests. The guest of honour, as it turns out, is being transported to some pathology labs and Toni's task is hijack it en route. Making his way down to Newport, Toni spots the hearse that's transporting the special guest. Firing on it from his car in a drive-by fashion he persuades the driver to jump out and do a runner. Toni gets in to the hearse and starts to drive it back Donald Love. Unfortunately somebody has alerted the police, so Toni drives it to a nearby Pay'n'Spray to lose the heat before taking the car all the way back to Love. Toni then gets another call from Salvatore. Sal suspects the Forellis being behind most or all of his recent problems but is mystified as to why they would get the Mayor so interested in his organisation. He asks Toni to meet him at a jetty in Rockford. On the way to see Salvatore, for whatever reason, Toni stops in at Staunton Island church to go to confession. Father Ned Burner is concerned about Toni's deeds and appears to know all about his chosen lifestyle. To get some credibility back with the man upstairs, Toni chooses to do "God's work" to redeem himself over Hail Mary's. Father Ned tells him about a sinner who confessed to him that he faked a report on doping the country's top athletes. He wants Toni to stop the sinner handing this report to the FBI to save a few innocent people. Toni leaves the church and travels to the freeway in Newport where a crime has just taken place on a Securicar. Toni takes out the FBI men and some cops before taking an FBI car. He then drives it down to an alleyway in Bedford Point where the informant is waiting with the report. The informant hops in to Toni's FBI car but quickly realises that Toni isn't John-O, the FBI contact he was supposed to be meeting. A second FBI car, this time with the genuine John-O, pulls up at the end of the alleyway. John-O and his colleague both start firing at Toni as the informant makes a break for it. Firing with his powerful M4 automatic rifle, Toni takes all three men out and collects the report. The law are now on his tail and a police helicopter starts to circle overhead. Toni evades them with his usual panache and heads at speed to the Liberty Tree newspaper offices. Pulling in round the back, he drops off the report and returns to the church. Father Ned tells Toni about another soul who has confessed to fencing diamonds. He now orders Toni to go to the meeting place where the diamond exchange is taking place and recover the loot and he'll make sure the diamonds are safely returned. Toni drives to the ferry port car park in Rockford to survey the scene. Without warning a bunch of unknown gang members start to fire at him with automatic weapons. Taking cover, Toni manages to take a few out and then spots a helicopter coming in to land. Thinking quickly he takes aim and fires a volley of machinegun fire at the hovering chopper, all the time avoiding shots from the last few gang members. The helicopter catches light and spins out of control, exploding as it crashes to the ground. Toni moves closer to his intended target and systematically kills everyone in sight related to the meet. He then picks up the briefcase containing the diamonds and starts once again to make his way to the Liberty Tree offices. The police have been called and start to pursue Toni on his journey with their regular police helicopter observing from above, but yet again he skilfully avoids the onslaught and delivers the briefcase to the Liberty Tree building. He then goes back to the church to confess more "sins". Father Ned is annoyed at the people of this town driving their cars and polluting the atmosphere. He now requires Toni to do something about it, and Toni has just the right idea. He makes his way down to Aspatria and steals a fire engine from outside the station house. Driving full pelt down the streets and using the huge engine's mass he slams in to every vehicle he can see on the roads. Flipping them, spinning them 180 and even the full 360 degrees, causing pile-ups and dismounting motorcyclists he causes carnage. After a while Toni figures that's enough destruction for one day and returns to see Father Ned. God is supposedly angry that celebrities seem to get more acclaim than "he" does and Father Ned has the perfect solution for Toni to once again reprieve his sins. He seems especially pissed off that the three celebrities that are coming in to Staunton Island to give interviews are giving them to the LCFR radio station instead of a "hard working journalist". For this reason he wants these false idols destroyed. Faith W is flying in to Staunton in her own private helicopter, gangster turned actor DB-P is coming in by boat and then transferring in to an armoured Patriot jeep and Black Lightman is travelling by Stretch limousine. After a quick trip to Phil Cassidy's 'Fully Cocked' gun shop for some suitable armaments Toni sets off to complete the job in hand. He quickly finds Black Lightman's Stretch limousine in Fort Staunton. Carefully aiming his newly acquired rocket launcher, he fires a single shot head on at the limo which yields an awfully large boom and a nice explosion. Before the shrapnel remnants of the Stretch have even began to rain down on him, Toni hops back in his vehicle in search of his next victim. He travels a short distance to nearby Newport where he correctly assumes DB-P will be arriving at the jetty. DB-P has only just transferred in to the seemingly bullet-proof Patriot as Toni fires another single rocket that obliterates it. With two down and one to go Toni makes haste to where the helicopter transporting Faith W is likely to be. He spots the chopper as it flies over Belleville Park and gets ahead of it on a road he knows leads to the LCFR building. The whirly bird swings round the corner but doesn't make much more progress as Toni releases a barrage of rockets in it's direction. One makes a clean hit and the helicopter explodes in a shower of metal before it even hits the ground. Toni then goes back to the church confessional to confess one last thing - the good news that the false idols are all dead. Father Ned tells him that the news is great and the paper circulation has tripled due to Toni's recent antics. "Father Ned" then makes a break for it offering a little thanks. Confused, Toni decides to head down and see Donald Love. Since Toni last saw him, Donald has got himself firmly established as a leading runner in the Mayoral elections. Just like Love the only other candidate, Miles O'Donovan, already has a lot of support and the vote is going to be tight. Donald wants Toni to get out on the streets and campaign for the marginal seats that could steer the vote in his favour. Back outside, Toni climbs behind the wheel of a campaign-converted Rumpo van complete with loudspeakers on the roof as a public address system. He drives to all the areas where there is a chance to gain support for Donald Love and yells insults and insinuations about the other Mayor-elect O'Donovan. After visiting five or so areas Toni spots a red van with an identical loudspeaker set-up. O'Donovan it seems has heard about Love's plan and has sent his own campaigners out to win back the votes that have been lost due to Toni's actions. Toni, in his usual professional manner, simply gets out of his van, takes careful aim and blows the opposition to smithereens before continuing. On his travels he spots a second red van, and with a good dose of familiarity blows that one up too before driving back to see Donald. Love is enjoying a sumptuous meal when Toni arrives and the two men discuss the election as he eats. Toni makes it clear that Love has to win the election. O'Donovan is being manipulated by the Forellis and the Leone family can't afford to have the city under their control. Toni and Donald both agree that the people canvassing for the opposition should have their faith in democracy shaken. Toni leaves to take care of business and Donald continues to eat his exotic repast. A little way down the road in Torrington, Toni spots some canvassers on a rooftop. He goes up several flights of stairs and takes aim with his trusty M4 machinegun. Several rapid-fire bursts of fire later and some of O'Donovan's campaign team are no more. Further down the road in Newport Toni seeks out more of the opposition. Revving the engine of his freshly acquired sports car he tears towards them, finishing off the ones he didn't run over with a hail of drive-by fire. Even further down the road at the Liberty Campus he spies more of O'Donovan's people. They have rather shrewdly laid out their canvassing tables behind a stone wall, making it difficult for Toni to get at them. Ever persistent Toni runs up and throws a molotov cocktail in to their midst. The flames leap a healthy height as it explodes and, even better, O'Donovan's campaigners panic. The ones that aren't set alight by the molotov are quickly despatched with Toni's deadly accuracy. Pleased with his work, Toni goes back to see Donald. Back at the Love building, Donald has heard that the Forellis own a silent share in the company making the new voting machines. This could be very bad for Love's campaign as the Forellis would no doubt cheat to secure O'Donovan's victory. Just to be on the safe side he suggests that Toni goes down to the factory and makes sure they all malfunction. Before going to the factory to take care of business Toni makes a stop at Phil Cassidy's shop to collect a flamethrower, the perfect tool for the job in hand. He then travels all the way up to Fort Staunton. Toni finds the warehouse that stores the fake ballot papers and sets out torching them with his flamethrower. Any Forelli family members who come near him get a similar treatment and in a short while all the fake ballot papers have been turned to ash. Toni thinks it's probably for the best that he gets out of the Forelli controlled Fort Staunton and goes back to see Donald. The rich Mayoral candidate is worried about his upcoming publicity appearance as he's sure the Forellis will try to kill him. Toni does his best to reassure him - with him in the passenger seat of the Stretch limousine not much harm, if any, will come to Love. The limousine is chaffeur driven down to Newport where it's ambushed. Thinking quickly, Donald tells Toni about a sniper rifle in the boot and Toni gets out the car to eliminate the threat. He kills the closest assassins with his automatic M4 and then takes careful aim with the sniper rifle, killing the three Forelli gangsters on a nearby bridge. A pick-up truck comes towards them at speed and a man on the back starts firing at the limo. Toni switches back to his M4 and kills the man outright before firing enough bullets at the truck to set it alight and make it eventually explode, killing the driver. Shaken, but otherwise OK, Toni drives back to the Love building in Torrington. Donald has some bad news when Toni arrives. The polls are neck and neck, but he has a plan to win outright, even if it does mean rigging the vote. Love persuades Toni to go out and steal the uncounted votes so that O'Donovan will be out of the running and he will be elected as Mayor. Toni leaves the building and tracks down the ballot van that's collecting the votes from various couriers round town. The first courier is located near Belleville Park, and Toni waits for him to collect the papers from the van and siftly takes him out with his trusty M4. Collecting the votes, Toni follows the van to its next meeting point with a courier. The van pulls up a short way down the road and Toni once again despatches him with ease and once again collects the ballot papers. In the meantime the van has pulled away to meet its next courier and Toni resumes following it. The van is driven to Bedford Point where a third courier awaits. Toni waits for him to exit the van and caps him with ease. With all three packages of uncounted ballot papers now in his possession, he's just given Donald Love the edge in the running for Mayor. Toni decides to go and meet Salvatore at the jetty as he hasn't seen him for a while due to Donald Love's errands. The don has a boat waiting when Toni gets there. He wants Toni to accompany him to see the deceased Mayor Hole's assistant and ask him about his connection with Franco Forelli. They set off across the water to find him. They eventually find the assistant's boat and Toni climbs aboard to accost him. Salvatore yells for him to hurry up as the secret service are probably watching, so Toni pulls the man on to their boat and they set off back to Staunton Island. On the way Sal spots some secret service men on a large rock who start to fire on them as they pass. Sal keeps control of the boat and Toni returns fire with an automatic rifle. A boat starts to track them, a gunman hitting their craft with great accuracy given the choppy water. Toni makes short work of it and takes out the gunman before concentrating fire on the hull of the boat, blowing it up in the process. Another secret service boat appears behind them. It seems the secret service really must want to apprehend the Leone crew. Toni, however, is a professional and simply blows this boat up too. They continue on towards Staunton Island's Newport jetties where a group of secret service goons are waiting to try and kill them. Toni does the best he can to shoot the gunmen whilst Salvatore steers the boat right over the jetty towards the next one. More gunman start to fire and a couple also climb aboard another boat. Toni blows this up too and they continue on under the unfinished Callahan Bridge to the third jetty. Yet more secret service personnel await them but this time they're slightly more vulnerable - Toni takes aim at some oil drums and unloads nearly a full clip at them. Sal steers the boat towards the jetty and the barrels detonate as the boat flies over in a spectacular fashion. One last boat takes up the chase but by now Toni is skilled at shooting at moving watercraft. After sustaining fire this boat explodes also, taking the secret service men with it. Just when they think they're out of the water, so to speak, a helicopter appears above them and starts to descend on them at an alarming rate. Two pairs of secret service men balance on the chopper's skids and open fire, but Toni concentrates on firing at the delicate machinery. Eventually the helicopter spins out of control and explodes as it hits the water. With the secret service finally off their backs, Salvatore and Toni turn their attention back to the ex-Mayor's assistant. Sal is under the impression that Mayor Hole was in Franco Forelli's pocket but the assistant tells him on the contrary. After a moments thought the assistant comes to his senses and tells Salvatore that he's correct, but it must have been the Sicillian mob who pushed him in to it. As it turns out the Sicilians control most or all aspects of the Forelli's business and their aim is to start a war between all three of the Liberty City families. After they've taken each other out, the Sicilians could then easily come in and take over all the mob operations. Salvatore drops Toni off at a Staunton Island jetty and says he'll be in touch - after he's given the assistant a funeral at sea. Toni gets back on to the mainland and then recieves a call from his boss. Salvatore wants him to get to a payphone in Torrington, but on the way he suggests that Toni takes a detour to meet an associate in Aspatria. This associate is apparantly going to help the Leone family pile the pressure on the Sindaccos and Forellis. With little else to do, Toni goes to meet Salvatore's associate. Toni arrives in Aspatria a few minutes later to meet this mystery contact. Shortly after a Banshee pulls up and the driver steps out. Leon McAffrey is a bent cop with the Liberty City police department who seems to know a lot about Toni and the Mafia conflicts. He states that he doesn't care if all of Liberty City's wiseguys slaughter each other - all he's interested in is his share of the profits that would stop any other in-depth police investigations. Leon also tells Toni that he's going to help him take over this town, but in return he wants cash and a few favours. He wants Toni to accompany him in to Sindacco territory. Leon climbs in to the passenger seat, followed by Toni in the driver's seat, and the pair take a drive in to Torrington. When they arrive, Leon takes the wheel and demands that Toni starts blasting the few Sindacco family members who are milling around. He takes a drive round the block whilst Toni whips out his M4 and starts firing. The Sindaccos respond with some heavy AK47 fire, but they're no match for Toni's weapon at this range. When the wiseguys lay dead on the ground, Toni jumps in to the passenger seat of Leon's car and they speed of. They are followed by a series of Sindacco mobsters shooting from motorcycles and cars. The Banshee takes some damage but Toni is quick at returning fire and blows up all the pursuing vehicles. They get on the freeway as more Sindaccos join the chase but Toni responds in his usual manner and despatches them. A little way down the road and a helicopter joins the pursuit. How the Sindaccos could scramble a whirlybird so fast is anyone's guess, but it makes no difference. Leon continues to drive but has to stop at the entrance to the Staunton Island lift bridge which is still picketed with workers demonstrating. After some heavy fire one last shot sets the chopper alight and it explodes in a shower of metal. With all the Sindaccos dead Leon decides to make himself scarce so that nobody will infer he had anything to do with the most recent events. He drops Toni off and drives away. Toni makes his own way back to the contact point and is a little surprised to see McAffrey already waiting there for him. After some macho banter, Leon tells Toni about the Yardie gang who have there eyes on some Forelli turf in Newport. The Forellis losing territory could be beneficial for the Leone family, so Toni sets out to help the Yardies. McAffrey's profit from the bargain is that this favour Toni is repaying the Yardies a favour. He leaves Leon and drives down to Newport. Some of the Forelli mob are hanging around outside the museum building and their bikes are parked up with nobody really minding them. Toni steals one of them and comes under slight fire when the Forellis realise what's going on. Toni speeds away with the gang of four Forelli gangsters follow him, shooting from their bikes. He leads them all the way down the freeway in to Rockford where some Yardies are waiting in a tactical position outside the hospital. The Forellis arrive and the Yardies, plus Toni, start firing. The Forellis are vastly outnumbered and do not last long against such great firepower. Toni then starts to make his way back to the meeting point in Aspatria. Leon is berating someone when Toni arrives. A certain Ray Machowski is Leon's new partner and doesn't seem to understand how McAffrey's line of policing works. Leon greets Toni as he approaches them and Machowski pulls a gun, spins round and points it in Toni's direction. Leon intervenes and introduces them to each other. Leon and Toni then leave to go and "fight organised crime". Toni's next task is to travel to Belleville Park and kill as many Forelli wiseguys as he can using nothing but a katana. Toni makes his way to the park and kills twenty of them. Satisfied, he returns to see Leon. McAffrey gives Toni an update on the Yardie situation. The Yardies are apparently having trouble holding on to their newly acquired turf in Newport and the Sindacco family are muscling in to take it. Toni leaves and goes to Newport to help the Yardie boys. When he arrives an intense firefight is taking place between the two gangs. Toni storms in and caps every Sindacco mobster he can see. Shortly after he meets a Yardie who tells him that a Yardie named Rudyard was shot and that he's going to run and get an ambulance. Toni carries on down the network of alleys and shoots every Sindacco that dears to point a weapon at him in the hope that he can clear a path for the ambulance. When he reaches the end a van pulls up and several more Sindacco goons jump out with automatic rifles. Toni picks them off one by one from a distance and runs to meet the ambulance. The Yardie with him thanks him for his help and they part company. Toni's phone rings. It's McAffrey with some news that could benefit the Leones. Salvatore's job is more pressing however so Toni goes to the payphone in Torrington that Salvatore spoke about. He heads over there and speaks to the boss. Salvatore has been spying on the Forellis in Fort Staunton and has got himself in to a sticky situation. The Sindaccos have started a war with the Forellis and he is right in the middle of the battle. He demands that Toni picks up his limousine and comes to rescue him. Toni goes down to Newport as fast as he can and retrieves Sal's Stretch, then he carries on further down the road in to Fort Staunton. Some bollards prevent Toni from going down a pedestrianised street so he parks up the limousine and cautiously runs in to the warzone. A few mobsters impede his progress but with run-shoot-run tactic he manages to get to Sal's position down an alleyway. The boss is naturally glad to see him and the two Leones start their journey back to the limo. More enemy wiseguys have populated the alley way but Toni takes them out. They both make it to the Stretch and Toni steps on the gas. He drives Salvatore to a garage in Newport and parks it inside. Salvatore thanks Toni and says yet again that he'll be in touch. Another few minutes later and Salvatore is on the phone as promised. Toni's next task is to get to the payphone at the Liberty Campus. Sal tells him that a van is parked up nearby and wants him to find it. He assures him that his new task will be fun. Toni goes down the street to the hospital carpark and locates the van. He climbs aboard and speaks to Salvatore on his mobile. Sal informs him of the fun - they've rigged Paulie Sindacco's car so that it's under Toni's control. Toni taps a button and takes control. A camera on the dashboard of Paulie's car feeds back grainy footage, and Toni drives the controlled car to Bedford Point where a Sindacco meet has been arranged. Despite the bad view from the camera Toni can see what he has to do. He revs the car and charges at the Sindacco men who are idly standing around. He sweeps back and forth across the little pedestrian area and runs down anyone who looks like the enemy. The Sindacco heavies start to fire at the car not realising it's their boss. Paulie is powerless to stop him and with the last Sindacco splattered on the pavement the car detonates. Toni then receives another phone call from Salvatore requesting that he gets to the payphone in Belleville Park. Salvatore tells Toni that some wiseguy has found out that the Sicilians are behind the Forelli-Sindacco conflict and that he's on his way to tell Franco Forelli right now. It could work out better for the Leones if the Forellis are kept in the dark as it would keep the feud going. Toni acquires a vehicles and travels down to Bedford Point. The wiseguy informant is currently travelling by boat and as luck would have it a boat for Toni's use is moored at the jetty. He climbs aboard and sets off across the waves to stop the informant. When he gets near, Toni opens fire on the other boat. Due to the bad conditions he doesn't kill him outright but instead makes the boat catch fire. It explodes shortly after, killing it's unfortunate human cargo. Toni alights back on a jetty near the contact point for McAffrey and decides to go and see him. McAffrey pulls up in his Banshee with Ray Machowski in the passenger seat. Ray stays silent whilst Leon speaks. The gang war involving the Forellis and Sindaccos is excalating and the Forelli family is now running guns, keeping some of the weaponry for themselves in preperation. Leon has heard that they're transporting the guns to Fort Staunton using Flatbed trucks and it could give the Leones a definite advantage if they were not to get to their destination. Toni makes a quick trip to Phil Cassidy's gun shop to buy some heavy tools for his task and sets out to destroy the Forelli's trucks. The first truck is just turning on to the main road that leads directly in to Fort Staunton when Toni finally catches up with it. Driving a full block ahead, Toni stops his vehicle, gets out and takes aim with his rocket launcher. The truck approaches and Toni fires a rocket. It hit's his target directly and the truck explodes in a powerful blast. Toni then jumps back in his car to find the other truck and destroy it too. He finds the other truck in Newport and uses a similar method to dispose of it. The Leones definitely have the edge over the other two families now. Toni gets one last call from McAffrey. Federal investigators have finally arrested Salvatore and he looks due for a long prison sentence due to all the recent and unlawful events, most of them perpetrated by Toni. It's for the best that Leon isn't affiliated with any criminal organisations seeing as he's part of the police force so he and Toni part company for good. Toni is close to Donald Love's building so he makes a quick trip there. He goes up to Love's private rooftop and is a little surprised to see it deserted. His phone goes promptly and it's none other than Love himself. Donald is anxious to talk to Toni. He has somehow heard that Miles O'Donovan has evidence that links him to Salvatore's organisation. Toni reassures him that evidence gets misplaced all the time, not to mention judges, witnesses and even jurors, and he tells Love not to worry - he'll find it and make sure it never goes public. Fortunately one of Love's employees has been tracking the van that has the evidence. He's currentl under the overpass in Newport. Toni leaves Donald's building and gets down there as fast as he can. He spots the employees car straight away when he arrives and climbs in to talk. Donald's man tells him that the van is inside a compound dominated by armed guards. Toni has no choice but to shoot his way in, so with no time like the present he leaves Love's employee and sets about his mission. The entrance to the compound is blocked by two cars and a large box truck. From a distance, Toni takes out his rocket launcher and destroys the vehicles before turning his attention to the armed guards currently flocking in his direction. With some skilful shooting with his trusty M4 he sprints in to the compound where More enemies lie in wait but are quickly shot when they peep out to to fire. Toni finds the van in a little roofed area and, after making sure all the people guarding it are dead, climbs in and drives for the compound exit. Some more guards turn up in a Banshee sports car and start taking pot shots at the van. Toni steps on the gas and tries to outrun them, using the traffic on the roads to try and lose them. He uses the most direct route back to Donald Love's building and parks the van in a garage. Toni goes up to speak to Love and tell him the good news. Donald isn't quite convinced and turns a television on to show Toni the breaking news. The news report says that although no links can be proved between Donald Love and organised crime the voters have seen this as a bad omen and have switched their loyalty to Love for O'Donovan. Donald blames Toni for his failure in the election, obviously not seeing that he wouldn't have stood a chance in the voting if it wasn't for Toni's actions. Donald has no more work for Toni. The cost of the election and paying for Toni's services have bankrupted him to the tune of $20million. As a final blow, Donald doesn't pay Toni for the last job. Salvatore calls Toni from where he's being held under the pretence that he's calling his lawyer. He demands that Toni gets there as soon as possible as there are some tasks for him to complete that could help Sal get out of there quicker, if at all. Toni nicks a car and sets off. On the radio he hears another news report. The industrial action blighting the city's transport links has been called off and all three islands are freely accessible again. The city-wide underground subway and the Staunton Island lift bridge are now back in full service. The newly inaugurated Mayor Miles O'Donovan has guaranteed the workers that there will always be a ferry service. It sounds like an empty promise, however, as the Porter road tunnel beneath the city that will eventually connect all three islands is still under construction. Toni drives over to Shoreside Vale and the saga continues. --------------------- | III: Shoreside Vale | --------------------- Toni heads straight over to Pike Street where the police station holding Salvatore is situated. He pulls up in front and then realises something - he can't just walk straight in there as made man Toni Cipriani, hardcore mobster. Something occurs to him and he drives a short distance down the road to Mr. Benz, a clothes shop, and gets kitted out as a lawyer complete with glasses. If the authorities believe that Sal was on the phone to Toni's lawyer alter-ego Lionel than they'll easily fall for this. Toni goes back to the police station. Inside, Toni is escorted to an interview room where Sal is sitting at a table. After some initial complaints and protests about his arrest he and Toni get down to business. Salvatore wants to know who ratted him out to the FBI and he currently only has two suspects - The Sindaccos or Forellis. He wants them both hit hard, so hard in fact that he might next back up in the form of street hoods. Toni leaves the police station and travels to a carpark in Cedar Grove where three hood recruits are waiting with a distinctive Rumpo van. Toni climbs in to the driver's seat, waits for his passengers to all get in the van and then drives to Wichita Gardens in search of the Forelli gang. He spots a Forelli Exsess gang car parked outside an apartment block and rams in to it to alert any of Forelli gang in the area. Inevitably some do turn up and the three hoods aid Toni in despatching them. The Forellis continue to advance from different directions but one by one they are shot and killed. When no more can be seen in this area, Toni and the gang jump back in the van and drive a short distance around Wichita Gardens in the hunt for more Forelli cannon fodder. They eventually find another Forelli Exsess gang car outside an identical apartment block and set about luring the Forellis to their demise. In a similar fashion, Forelli gangsters start to swarm to their location but are picked off from range by Toni with his gang and their automatic weapons. When all the Forellis are dead Toni and the hoods part company. They stay on the streets and Toni goes back to the police station in Pike Creek to see Salvatore. The authorities aren't allowing any visitors when Toni gets there, so instead he goes round the back of the building and calls out to Sal, who responds through a conveniently placed air ventilation grate. He tells Toni that Paulie Sindacco's mob are finished in Liberty City and has somehow got wind that he's leaving the city. Toni then leaves and goes down to the base of the Cochrane Dam where Paulie and his gang were last seen. Upon his arrival, he spies Paulie Sindacco and some of his heavy mob getting ready to leave in a fast boat. Paulie is alerted to his presence and speeds away down the river, but Toni anticipates this, gets back in his vehicle and travels a short distance down the road. As Paulie's boat gets closer Toni readies his rocket launcher and fires off a few shots. One missile directly connects with the boat and it's blown sky-high. He checks that the Sindacco boss is dead and says a quip that James Bond would be proud of. Toni receives a phonecall from Donald Love. He's got a proposition for him and would like him to drop by his new residence. Toni goes up to Pike Creek to see him. Toni enters the 'Flophouse' and finds Donald lying on a bed. He's barely recognizable - His clothes are in tatters, he's ungroomed, stained with dirt and has grizzled beard. Donald is apologetic when he notices Toni in the same room and insists that this is only a temporary blip. It appears he has a plan. His ex-mentor Avery Carrington is flying in to Liberty City on a business deal. Donald has somehow heard he's working for the Panlantic Construction Company who always have their eye on real estate. It's Donald's plan to get hold of the Avery's plans to acquire land, take him out of the picture and go through with the deal himself. For such a simple plan, he just needs Toni's expertise as a mob hitman. They leave Donald's tenement and travel down to Francis International Airport where Avery should be arriving any minute. They spot him coming out of the terminal and he gets in to a pick-up truck, protected from in front and behind by Colombian Cartel Cruisers. Mr. Carrington, it seems, has employed the services of the Cartel as protection during his visit and getting his plans for the Panlantic deal will be no easy task. The convoy makes it's way out of the airport area and start to cross the Staunton Island Lift Bridge. Toni drives past them on the bridge and stops a good distance in front. When the lead Cartel Cruiser is in sight he fires a rocket which connects and blows up the car. Avery's pick-up truck gathers speed and passes Toni's position. The Cartel Cruiser following closely behind doesn't have much luck as Toni quickly fires a rocket, blowing it to pieces. Toni and Donald rush to get in their car and pick up the pursuit. They catch up with Avery just as he's getting off the bridge and Toni fires his sub-machinegun on them driveby style. After taking some heavy damage, the pick-up truck starts to smoke and eventually catches light forcing Avery to bail. Toni sees his opportunity, gets out his vehicle and fires a volley of fire at point blank range from his M4 rifle. Some good shots connect and Avery is killed. Toni collects the briefcase containing the plans then he and Donald travel back to Shoreside Vale. Donald goes inside and a few mminutes later Toni follows him. Donald is very worried. Apparently a reporter witnessed them killing Avery Carrington and has in his possesion some photographs incriminating them. An air of familiarity sweepsmover Toni, as this reporter has been working an undercover job at Staunton Island church. Toni leaves the Flophouse and makes his way over there. The reporter, a certain Ned Burner, is conversing with somebody in the church graveyard when Toni finds him. Toni makes a demand for the photographs but Burner denies all knowledge. Toni points his gun at him and asks him again, but still Burner says he doesn't know. Just as it looks like Toni has to get violent with him, Burner relents and says he stashed them at his lock-up. He accompanies Toni to his lock-up behind the Liberty Tree newspaper offices. Burner opens the garage door and ushers Toni inside, pointing to the camera with the undeveloped pictures on. Burner looks shiftily around whilst Toni inspects the camera. The flash goes off, and Burner sees his chance to escape, jumps on to a Faggio scooter and peels out of there. Toni doesn't have time to think if this was a set-up or not, and quickly jumps on another Faggio which is conveniently parked outside. He chases Burner down through the streets of Staunton Island, firing at him with his sub-machine. Eventually a bullet a hail of bullets hit Ned and he crashes, dead before he even hits the ground. A tired but satisfied Toni then makes his way back over to Shoreside Vale to see Donald. Donald is excited at the prospect of being rich again. The hijacked Panlantic deal sounds like it's going to be very profitable, and Donald has already organised a celebration - another morgue party. Donald has two very important guests he'd like to invite. He and Toni then leave to find them. Toni acquires a vehicle and hastens over to Wichita Gardens where he finds an ambulance transporting one of the guests. He fires a well-aimed shot through the windscreen using his sniper rifle and the ambulance driver flops out of the vehicle dead. Toni climbs in to the driving seat and the pair travel to a hangar in Francis International Airport to unload their cargo. Toni leaves Donald to keep Avery company and Toni goes over to Staunton Island church to find and steal Ned Burner's corpse. Noticing the police presence, Toni shrewdly steals the hearse containing Burner and makes a speedy getaway. The police pursue him all the way back across the lift bridge but somehow Toni loss them and delivers Ned to the hangar. Toni leaves Donald to it and goes to see Salvatore back at the police station in Pike Creek. He receives a phonecall from Donald telling him what he needs for the Panlantic deal to properly go through and suggests that he goes to visit 8-Ball and organise some explosives. Toni goes over and sees him. The land that needs to be cleared is a large area of Fort Staunton, and this is going to require a lot of explosives. This amount won't come cheap, so Toni pays 8-Ball who tells him he'll have them ready soon. Toni then goes back to see Salvatore. Round the back of the police station, Toni once again talks to Sal through the air vent. The don informs Toni about current affairs and things aren't looking all that good. Salvatore might not be released as the new Mayor is fixing for him not to receive bail, their organisation is fighting both the Triads and Diablos in turf wars and finally the Yakuza are making a play to take over the city. Toni assures him that he can solve one, two or maybe all three of these problems. The first logical step, Salvatore suggests, is to deal with the Yakuza gang who have got a load of weapons in a yard in Aspatria. Without weapons the opposition wouldn't stand a chance, even against a fragmented Leone mob, so Toni travels over there to deal with them. The compound is heavily defended with Yakuza gang members on the gate and roaming inside. Toni takes aim with his sniper rifle and kills the guards on the gate. As he advances, more of their gang come out and start shooting. Switching to his M4, Toni despatches them with ease and, when he's confident there are no more Yakuza ready to ambush him, makes his way inside. Toni can hardly believe his eyes - The Yakuza gang have somehow got their hands on an unltra-powerful Rhino military tank. He jacks it and then realises that conventional weapons might not be able to destroy it. He drives the tank out of the yard and starts to make his way over to one of 8-Ball's bomb shops. On the way he's hounded by a swarm of Yakuza in their fast Stinger gang cars but they're are no match for the tank. Every single one of them blows up as they collide with the beast and Toni pulls in to 8-Ball's shop. After driving out again he sets the explosives, runs a short distance and then detonates the armoured vehicle. On his way back to Shoreside Vale Toni gets a phonecall from a new contact requesting his expertise on a delicate matter for a high reward. Toni goes down to Torrington to visit her at her apartment. When he arrives he meets the mysterious woman, Toshiko Kasen. Toshiko is the belittled wife of Liberty City's Yakuza waka-gashira and she explains that she wants her husband destroyed. Furthermore she also adds that whilst she just wants her husband, Toni needs him dead and in exchange for his services he will be handsomely rewarded. She goes on to tell Toni that Kazuki is taking delivery of more munitions today and she wants them stolen from right under his very nose. Toni leaves Toshiko's apartment and goes down to Bedford Point. A ramp that leads down to a jetty is chock-full of Yakuza gang members but Toni simply whips out his M4 and shoots anything that moves. When he arrives at the bottom he kills yet more guards who have been alerted to his presence and then moves on to the pier where his quarry awaits. Before he approaches the boat that's carrying the munitions, he readies his rocket launcher and destroys two Yakuza boats before continuing. He gets aboard the boat and begins to traverse the length of Staunton Island to meet Toshiko's contact at the ferry port in Rockford. On the way he is hassled by four Yakuza boats but easily outruns them and their automatic weapons. He reaches the ferry port with relative ease and meets up with a Mr. Phil Cassidy, a local weapons supplier. After loading up his Flatbed truckwith the artillery and their business is concluded, Phil leaves and Toni goes back to see Toshiko. Kazuki was greatly infuriated at Toni's most recent actions, much to Toshiko's satisfaction. Toni is still available for work and Toshiko has just the right idea at which she can further make her husband angry. Kazuki is moving a large amount of money from his casino and Toshiko wants Toni to destroy it. Toni has some initial concerns that the money could be put to better use but Toshiko insists that the money has to litter the streets for all to see to thus multiply Kazuki's humiliation. Toni leaves the apartment and nicks some transport on his way to the casino. When he gets there three Securicars are already leaving for their destination. Toni starts to follow them and then travels ahead. As the Securicars approach, Toni fires a rocket which destroys the lead van. He manages to destroy another as it starts to make it's getaway, but the third and final van has decided to take a different route. Toni hops back in his vehicle and takes up the chase. He catches up with the Securicar with ease and does a drive-by shooting on him. The van is eventually set alight and explodes, taking the last big portion of Kazuki's cash with it. With the streets of Staunton Island plastered with Kazuki's cash, a happy Toni goes back to Toshiko's place. When Toni arrives there doesn't appear to be anybody home, but whenToni calls out he hears Toshiko in another room. Kazuki is furious about his money going up in smoke and the fact that Toni has struck so quickly and precisely has begun to raise his suspicions. Toni theorizes that unless he's an idiot it won't take him long to realise that Toshiko has been feeding the opposition information. His men apparently 'gossip like women' and Toshiko wants to give them something to talk about. She appears in the room dressed in an elegant gown and says she wants Toni to escort her to the opera. The show is starting soon but there's just enough time for Toni to get dressed in to a tuxedo. Outside, Toni brings her Stretch limousine around and collects her. After a quick trip to Mr. Benz, Toni drives her down to the opera house in Fort Staunton. On the way Toshiko asks Toni if she is a good person and tries to justify the reason she wants her husband destroyed. Her husband, she explains, only married her to become waka-gashira of Liberty City and has never loved her like a proper married man. She has no concerns about what Kazuki will do to her when he finds out who sold him out, all she wants is freedom. Toni pulls up outside the opera house and he and Toshiko start to walk inside. What they don't see behind them is a Forelli pulling up in his Exsess gang car across the street. Several hours later Toni and Toshiko are just about to leave the opera house when they're accosted by some of the Forelli mob. According to them Italian blood doesn't mix with Japanese blood, so Toni decides to teach these small-minded fools a lesson. He takes aim quickly with his M4 and blasts all five of them at close range. Even their car isn't safe and that is blown up too. Toni gets behind the wheel of Toshiko's Stretch whilst she gets in the back and Toni puts his foot down. All the way back to Torrington they are chased by the Forelli gang but despite the limousine taking a pounding make it back more or less in one piece. As Toni is walking her to her apartment, a Yakuza Stinger passes by. One member of the Yakuza gang is obviously wise to Toshiko's actions. When Toni next goes up to see Toshiko she's bathing and tells Toni that her husband has finally learned who is responsible for his losses. She seems quite unperturbed that Kazuki is coming to kill both her and Toni and tells him as much. Toni's not keen on just waiting for him and learns that he is in Belleville Park area gathering his men. Toni decides to go and pay him a visit in a pre-emptive strike. He arrives at a sloping alley that leads in to the garage area of an apartment block. He cautiously makes his way in to look for Kazuki and kill him. As he searches the area he spots a lift and presses the button to call it. Round the corner, two Yakuza Stinger gang cars pull in at speed but before he can deal with them the lift arrives with a 'ping' and three Yakuza open fire. Toni caps them at point blank range and then turns his attention to the other new arrivals. He fires a few rockets at their cars and the resulting explosions take their lives. In the sky above Toni a helicopter can be heard taking off from the roof. Toni rightly assumes that Kazuki is on board and decides to follow it. When he gets back on to the street a pair of Yakuza Stingers move in to take him out but he swiftly jacks a car and continues to pursue Kazuki's chopper. He follows it all the way to the Big Shot Casino and right away notices that it's not going to be an easy task getting upstairs to the casino's helipad - Kazuki's destination. With his M4 he takes out the first few guards at long range and then carries on down the street to some stairs. As he goes up a couple of flights and a landing more Yakuza impede his progress but Toni, ever the professional, kills them all. After taking out a couple more well-placed shooters, he finally makes it to the helipad. The helicopter has already dropped Kazuki on to the landing pad, flanked by two Yakuza with submachine guns. He says that it is only fitting that he kills Toni by his own blade and advances wielding a samurai sword. Toni shoots the other Yakuza on the helipad dead whilst avoiding Kazuki's swipes and turns his attention eventually to his waka-gashira nemesis. Kazuki's sword is no match for Toni's M4 and he is quickly killed. Toni picks up his blade as proof of Kazuki's death and then goes back to tell Toshiko the good news at her apartment. Toni goes straight up and sees Toshiko has a pensive expression. He tells her that it's all over, everything has worked out and that it's time he was paid for his services. Toshiko replies that she has lost everything, but deliberately, and now she has finally been granted everything she asked for she just wants to be truly free. She says goodbye and before Toni can stop her she casually flops off the balcony of her high-rise apartment. A crash later, and Toni has no choice but to seek out another employer. Back down on the street, Toni gets a call from 8-Ball. The hardware he put an order in for is finally ready. Toni goes over to see him right away. 8-Ball greets Toni when he gets there and shows him the van containing the hardware. He warns Toni that the van is packed with explosives and advises him to take some care whilst driving. 8-Ball's mobile phone rings and he answers it, handing it over when the person on the other end wants to speak to Toni. Donald Love then tells Toni the plans of Fort Staunton have been studied and the weakest points to plant the charges that will level most or all of the site are in the old subway that runs underneath the area. Toni is a little apprehensive. As Fort Staunton is still under the control of the Forellis it might be quite a challenge to plant the charges. Donald reassures him that as long as he follows the Porter Tunnel he'll get in just fine without much difficulty. Toni hops in the loaded van and sets out for the task in hand. He drives the van down to the Porter Tunnel entrance near Francis International Airport and enters. Behind him, two Forelli Exsess gang cars start to tail him. Toni is mystified as to what exactly they're doing here but continues on. The part of the Porter Tunnel that connects Shoreside Vale with the rest of the city is still under construction and Toni steers the van in to this stretch with the Forellis close behind. Driving the van at speed he skilfully avoid any piles of rock that block his progress, switching lanes when necessary. Eventually he comes to an opening somewhere under Fort Staunton that leads on to the old subway tunnels. Some tunnel workmanstand in his way but he simply runs them down, subsequently clearing the area of danger and planting one charge of explosives at a blockage. He quickly gets back in the van and goes in the other direction further along the tunnel. He comes to what looks like a disused subway station and mounts the platform. He weaves in and out of detritus and eventually comes to another blockage where he parks up the van and plants another charge of explosives. He hears a shout from another workman and shoots him before stealing a pick-up truck to make his escape. The Forellis have blocked off the only way out and two of them even open fire as Toni goes for the exit. He gets out of the van and takes them out with his trusty M4 and then gets back in the pick-up. His only option now is to ram straight through the gate, his only viable route. Toni doesn't have long before the explosives reduce the area to rubble and he speeds through the escape tunnel. As he does a massive explosion rips through the area and he only just manages to get out in to the open air. On the streets there's chaos as buildings collapse and cars caught in the blast are richocheted in every direction. Two unfortunate pedestrians are flattened by falling vehicles in Liberty Campus, others are just blown to pieces. Fort Staunton is now prime real estate again and the Panlantic company have their new building site. Toni drives back to Shoreside Vale and visits Donald. The Panlantic deal has obviously already paid off as his new location is a lavish mansion in Cedar Grove. He goes through the entry gate up to the front door and meets Love inside. He's sitting on the floor in the lotus position and appears to be meditating. He says to Toni that he's at one with the universe but then lets slip that there's a load of Colombian Cartel members on there way who are going to kill him if he doesn't keep his mouth shut and pay them off. Toni figures that that is probably the reason why some Colombians are hanging around outside. Donald pleads with Toni to get him out of there and without further ado they exit the house. Outside the Colombians have rammed the gate and two Colombian Cartel Cruisers steam in to the garden. Toni waits until they're near and opens fire with his M4 but then thinks better of it and whips out his rocket launcher. He destroys the two Cruisers and kills the Colombians inside them, then he turns his attention to two more that turn up. He despatches them in the same way but they were also joined by Colombians on foot who are also armed with M4 rifles. Using his own M4's tremendous range he kills the Colombians one by one as they approach. Another Cartel Cruiser enters the yard but doesn't even get to park up as Toni hits it dead on with a rocket. With all the Colombians lying dead, Toni goes to check on Donald who has taken shelter in the mansion garage. Donald is pissed off at the state of his once beautiful garden and after a brief tirade is convinced by Toni to get the hell out of there. Toni cautiously goes out on to the road to find a vehicle and to his mild horror another pair of Cartel Cruisers pull up. He quickly carjacks a vehicle and waits for Donald to get in and then roars off before the Cartel get wise to the situation. Toni drives Donald as fast as he can to Francis International Airport because Love has decided to flee the city and has his own personal jet ready. Avery Carrington and Ned Burner are still on board, so he won't be flying alone. After a brief goodbye Donald's jet takes off. Toni gets a phonecall from Salvatore. The boss is excited as he could be cleared of all charges and due for release. He requests that Toni comes and sees him and Toni goes over at the hurry up. He goes round the back of the police station and talks to Sal through the air vent one last time. The don's arraignment is that very day but he has a feeling that the Sicilian mob don't want him to make it to the courthouse in Staunton Island. Toni says that they'd have to get by him first and Salvatore replies that a guard is coming and they're on there way now. Toni goes round the front of the police station and steals a police car. In this specific vehicle it will be easier to follow Sal as he's being escorted to the courthouse by a police car. Toni parks up a little distance from the police station and waits for Sal to come out and get in to the Securicar. He follows them as they move up the hill and begin to cross the upper path of the Cochrane Dam. The Sicilian mob have blocked the road ahead and one of their goons fires a rocket. The explosion knocks the lead police car out of the convoy and it comes to rest back on it's wheels after doing a neat somersault. The two cops inside just manage to get out in time before the burning police car explodes. The Securicar transporting Salvatore does a 180Â° turn and picks up speed. Toni does the same and stays in front of the armoured van, picking the most obvious route through Pike Creek. The Sicilians have blocked off the most direct road down to the lift bridge and Toni charges in to them, smashing them out the way. In the brief amount of time he has before the Securicar ets near he does a drive-by on the Sicilians who are on foot and continues down the road. Some other Sicilians driving Stingers join the chase and try to ram the Securicar but Toni quickly deals with them. They start to cross the lift bridge and approach another road block. Toni puts his foot down and runs the two Sicilians down before smashing the two road block cars out the way. Yet another blockade awaits at the bottom of the lift bridge ramp and Toni deals with this in the same fashion. Finally the Securicar reaches the courthouse and after a brief session in court Salvatore walks out again as a free man. He notes that it's good to be a free man again and he's going up to his house to get out of the dirty prisoner clothes. He enters a waiting car and it drives off. The Forellis and the Sindaccos are both no longer a threat to the Leones and the Sicilian mob are trying to broker a peace deal. Toni goes over to Portland to see Salvatore in Saint Marks and conclude his adventure. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2d. The Conclusion Of GTA:LCS ----------------------------- Salvatore is finishing a phonecall when Toni goes in. He explains to Toni that the Sicilians want peace, but it's going to be his style of peace, not theirs. With all the Leone's enemies either incapacitated or out of the picture altogether, Sal explains that he's running the town now and no wiseguy from the old country is going to tell him otherwise. One thing they must do before anything else is see the Mayor about getting Salvatore's charges dropped. He and Toni step outside and climb in to a handy parked Leone car. The don wants Toni to drive him over to Liberty City Hall, and at speed to. His hunch is that the Sicilians will be going after Mayor O'Donovan too. Toni parks up outside City Hall in Newport and Salvatore observes that some of the Sicilian are already there. Toni jumps out the car and starts to take out the enemy wiseguys whilst Salvatore goes inside to get the Mayor. The sly Sicilians, anticipating Sal's move, have already grabbed him. Toni and his boss jump back in the car and drive round to the back of City Hall. The Sicilians are most likely transporting the Mayor by boat and they quietly arrive at the jetty. They arrive just in time to see the Mayor tied up on the back of a boat which rapidly moves off. A lone guard stands on the jetty and Toni picks him off from a distance. He and Sal then get on board a boat and pursue the Sicilians. Salvatore pilots the boat across the choppy water and Toni stays on the back armed with a minigun. In another act of anticipation, more Sicilian boats appear behind them but Toni, with his aim and professional flamboyance picks them off. The Sicilians have trouble even getting close before there boats are set alight and blown up and Salvatore continues to skim the boat across the water past Callahan Point. After blowing up more than a dozen boats a helicopter joins the pursuit. In his usual manner Toni takes aim and lets rip. The delicate chopper explodes before it even hits the water and more Sicilian boats join a somewhat futile-looking chase as they start to pass Atlantic Quays. A whole Armada of Sicilian boats continue to chase them and are still no match for Toni's six thousand rounds-per-minute artillery. They pass Portland Docks and Salvatore notices that they're heading for Portland Lighthouse. With all the trailing boats destroyed Toni turns his weapon on some gunmen on the jetty and Sal brings the boat in to land. A multitude of Sicilian gangsters await them on their way up to the lighthouse but Toni kills them with ease, Salvatore bringing up the rear. Toni kills one last Sicilian guard and the pair get a surprise as they move up to rescue the Mayor. Massimo Torini is behind the Mayor's kidnap and is holding him at gunpoint. Salvatore shouts at him and tell him that the Mayor is his, and so is the city. Torino replies that they would never have gone after the Mayor if his tribute to the old country hadn't dried up and that it's nothing personal. Salvatore is absolutely livid and tells Torino that if it wasn't personal why have the Sicilian's put him through all the recent trouble, and he's still going to rip his heart out. Toni closes in to Massimo and the Mayor sees his chance and makes a run for it. Somehow Torini gets aboard a helicopter before Toni can grab him and gunmen on the helicopter start taking potshots at all three men left near the lighthouse. Toni locks on to the helicopter as it hovers in mid-air and opens fire with his minigun. The ultra-rapid volley of fire is too much for the whirlybird and it spins out of control, smoke billowing from it's engine. It goes in to freefall as it spins and explodes, hitting the water shortly after. Nobody could have survived such a blast and the three men retreat to Salvatore's mansion. Salvatore is already at his desk when Toni enters shoving the Mayor twoards him. Salvatore states rather matter-of-factly they've just saved him from the Sicilians and questions him if he knows what that means. The Mayor stutters a reply that he thinks the city is grateful but he is, of course, wrong. Toni barges him on to Sal's desk and tells him to take another guess. Salvatore goes on to say that as a reward O'Donovan now works for him and the unnerved Mayor supposes that's right. After a brief 'thank you, Mr Leone' the Mayor takes his leave. After all their recent exploits Salvatore's mind is entirely at rest that Toni is his most trusted ally. He tells Toni as much and says he just got one more problem he needs assistance dealing with. Toni nods in agreement. A short while later Salvatore and Toni arrive at Ma Cipriani's restaurant. Salvatore calls out a greeting to 'Uncle', an elderly Sicilian gentleman sitting on a bench. He also gives the old man the classic kiss on each cheek Mafia greeting before they get down to business. In somewhat broken English he tells Salvatore that all the Sicilian mob really wanted was an explanation as to why they stopped receiving his tribute back to the old country. Salvatore, in an attempt to finally broker a peace deal, agrees and is most appreciative that Uncle sees his point of view and no more reprisals will be forthcoming. Uncle gets up to leave and glances at Toni who nods in respect. When Uncle is just of earshot (Or so he thinks) Salvatore speaks in to Toni's ear that he thinks Uncle is a 'sneaky little bastard' and that he 'wouldn't trust him an inch'. Uncle breaks step ever so slightly and says under his breath 'every dog has his day...' before leaving. Salvatore is full of well-earned praise for Toni and is glad he has such a valuable, loyal and respectful wiseguy working for him. Sal has got him half a million dollars by way of thanks, sadly not the full million Toni was expecting. Salvatore laughs it off and tells him that with the relationship they have, who can put a price on their kind of friendship. Salvatore embraces him and repeats the kiss on each cheek treatment to show his own respect. In the final words of the game he says 'you're a good kid, but shame on you'. Toni nods, the scene fades out and a tour of Portland by road starts as the credits roll. THE END ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2e. Conclusions About The Conclusion ------------------------------------ 1. Toni Cipriani is well established as a Mafia figure again. I'd really like to see which year he had to leave Liberty City for killing a made man. 2. Salvatore's paranoia is, for the time being, put to rest. By the events of GTAIII we see that it returns as the Diablos, Triads and Yakuza to name but a few are all out for a better share of Leone turf. 3. GTA:LCS is the first GTA game to mention the Sicilian mob from 'the old country'. Even the mass spider of plotlines that was GTA:SA didn't mention them once. 4. Massimo Torini not only sold out the Leones to the Triads and Diablos, but was also instrumental in both of those gangs getting a foothold on their turf. By GTAIII, the Triads own all of Chinatown and the Diablos own Hepburn Heights. 5. Toshiko and Kazuki Kasen are both dead. Asuka and Kenji are yet to arrive in Liberty City (Another year I'd like to know) and the Yakuza are currently lacking a waka-gashira. This happens again after GTAIII. 6. Miguel, the Colombian we see in the mission "Contra-Banned", is already firmly part of Liberty City's crime. By GTAIII the Colombian Cartel is doing even bigger business. 7. Catalina and Claude, after leaving San Andreas, must be keeping a VERY low profile. Between 1994 (GTA:SA) and 2001 (GTAIII) their whereabouts are unknown. After the GTA:SA mission "Farewell, My Love" she tells Carl Johnson that she and Claude are going to Liberty City. Maybe Rockstar though that one cameo for Claude in GTA:SA was enough. 8. Donald Love has fled the city. He'll do this again in 2001 after the GTAIII mission "Love's Disappearance". 9. Avery Carrington is dead. Sure, he only had a small part in this game and GTA:VC but Rockstar must have thought about him a lot to immortalise him as 'Vegas Vic' in Las Venturas (GTA:SA). 10. Phil Cassidy is another character who has been in Liberty City for a while. In the mission "More Deadly Than The Male" after Toni arrives at the ferry port in Rockfort he mentions that '.... I do so much business at the docks I should've set myself up here, not half way down the God-damn island!'. As we see in GTAIII the ferry service has been made redundant by the Porter road tunnel and the Callahan bridge and Phil has set himself up where he said. 11. 8-Ball is already doing the business as Liberty City's premier purveyor of explosives. It's interesting to note that he's still wearing the same baseball jacket and blue jeans outfit in GTAIII. 12. Leon McAffrey is still alive by the events of GTAIII. However, in "Silence The Sneak" he's killed by Claude for being a suspected rat. Suspected by whom? Why none other than Ray Machowski, who in three years has learned that police work is more profitable if you're a dirty cop. 13. Mickey Hamfists is already on the mob's payroll in 1998. In GTAIII we see him as Luigi Goterelli's bodyguard in a few of the early cutscenes. 14. The Forelli and Sindacco families no longer have a leg to stand on. I'm wondering if they still co-own Caligula's casino in Las Venturas (GTA:SA). 15. Salvatore, or anybody else for that matter, should have kicked Maria's teeth in long ago. 16. So *that's* why Fort Staunton is a huge building site!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2f. Random Musings ------------------ (a) Characters ---------- 1. The spelling of Maria's surname in GTAIII, GTA:SA and GTA:LCS differs slightly. It's either 'La Torre' or 'Latore'. I'm sticking with GTAIII's 'La Torre' as it sounds much more fitting to her accent and everything. 2. The graveyard in Bedford Point has quite a good easter egg. Go there occasionally as you play through the game, specifically after Toni kills someone important-ish to the plot, and you'll see new grave headstones and monuments added. They are: 'Giovanni Casa - Gone...' 'Dan Sucho - Dead... An' What Not R.I.P' 'Cedric "Wayne" Fotheringay - R.I.P' 'Joseph Daniel O'Toole - Sleeping With Angels R.I.P' 'Vincenzo Cilli - Not So Lucky After All R.I.P' 'Roger C. Hole - Running For Office In Heaven R.I.P' 'Paulie Sindacco - Viva Las Venturas Baby R.I.P' Paulie's one is especially large, bigger than the Mayor's in fact. The epitaph is an Elvis joke, as Toni says after killing him 'Paulie Sindacco has left the building', and the fact that the Sindaccos were/are running big business in San Andreas. JD O'Toole's epitaph is mildly disturbing (Someone has also left a black vibrating sex toy instead of a wreath!). (b) Continuity ---------- 1. Kind of a small continuity error exists within GTA:LCS. The game doesn't make any mention of Misty, who was a hooker in GTAIII, and one of Joey Leone's favourite visitors. In GTA:SA, there's a bar called 'Mistys' in San Fierro. What exactly happened to her running a bar in 1992 and then being on the game in 2001? 2. Come to mention it where is Joey in 1998? He's got his own car workshop in Trenton, just like in GTAIII, but there's no mention of him either. Maybe he disapproves of the gangster lifestyle, and prefers being a mechanic. Salvatore does state in "The Offer" 'After what you did, you're like a son to me - better than my son, better than any son...' to Toni so maybe he and Joey are having problems. 3. Paulie's Revue Bar in the Red Light District is the future site of Luigi's Goterelli's Sex Club Seven in GTAIII. In the cutscene for "Calm Before The Storm" JD O'Toole tells Toni that the bar is his now, as the Sindaccos have been run out. The demise of JD in "A Made Man" means that even if he isn't alive to run it, it's still Leone family property. Paulie's becomes Sex Club Seven after Staunton Island is opened up. 4. In the mission "Panlantic Land Grab" Donald notices that Avery Carrington has employed the servies of the Colombian Cartel to protect him during his stay in Liberty City. In GTAIII, Fort Staunton and part of the surrounding area is swarming with Colombian gang members, so I find myself wondering whether in future games the Cartel will not only be back but also still using Panlantic as a front for other nefarious deeds. (c) Cutscenes --------- 1. In the cutscenes "Grease Sucho" and "No Son Of Mine" (Ma Cipriani) , "Taken For A Ride" (Maria) and "Frighteners" (Salvatore) they all mention to Toni that he looks too thin. This would probably explain the dramatic change in his build by 2001. In GTAIII, he's much bigger. 2. Avery hasn't changed his appearance since 1986. He's still the cowboy, not that it matters much now he's dead. I want to see if he's going to be in GTA:VCS. 3. If you want to know what Massimo Torini was talking about during the missions "Calm Before The Storm" and "The Sicilian Gambit" I've done a simple translation (See Section 3. Assorted GTA Links for links to these handy webpages). In "Calm Before The Storm" Torini lands at the building site yard in Hepburn Heights and says to some Diablo gang members: 'Come siamo rimasti d'accordo, if you do my associates work for them, you'll be well rewarded. Hepburn Heights will belong to the Diablos'. Loosely translated the first part of his sentence means 'As we are remained in agreement'. It's quite obvious from his oration that the Sicilians must have been planning their actions for quite some time. Also in the same mission, after he lands on top of the rooftop in Chinatown, he addresses some Triads with: 'So quei bastardi dei Leone tied down in Portland and when my associates control this city, you'll be taken care of. Si pensiamo noi'. In English the start and finish of this sentence is 'Keep those bastard Leones...' and the end is '...yes we think'. Again it's very clear to see what Torini is up to. Finally, Torini's words in "The Sicilian Gambit" to Salvatore are: 'Salvatore, Sicily never wanted questo schifo di citta. But when tribute dried up, what could we do...?'. Very loosely translated, this means 'Sicily never wanted the Mayor of the city...'. it appears that kidnapping the Mayor was just a ploy to get Salvatore's attention. In case you missed it, The Diablos and Triads are keeping the Leone family busy whilst they (The Leones) are fighting with the Forellis and Sindaccos. The Sicilians will then have no trouble taking over control of Liberty City as the Leones will have depleted manpower and resources. If there's anybody out there who can give me a better translation of what Massimo Torini says please get in touch. (d) Miscellaneous ------------- 1. If you're wondering why the music during the opening cutscene sounds so familiar it's because it's a re-arrangement of the classic GTAIII introduction music. It's called "March Popakov Remix" by Danger Mouse. Just like the other GTA games and numerous other Playstation2 titles, the music tracks stored on the GTA:LCS disk can be converted from their generic Playstation2 filetype in to WAV or mp3 with the right software. My personal preference is MFAudio (See Section 3. Assorted GTA Links for the MFAudio dowbload webpage). This is not to be confused with the GTA:LCS theme tune used when a mission is complete. That's "A Dark March" by Danger Mouse. This is the best theme tune in a GTA so far in my opinion, but maybe I'm just saying that as I can play it perfectly on guitar. 2. Before construction of the Callahan bridge started, what exactly did the residents of Portland do for transport? I find it hard to believe that the ferry service would be used as the main method of getting to and from Staunton Island. The people of Portland should get used to this - In GTAIII the island is isolated from the rest of Liberty City when the Callahan brige is damaged by the Colombians. It's also interesting to note that work on the Porter Tunnel began some time in 1998, maybe even a year or two before, and wasn't finished until 2001. These aren't the same people building the new Wembley stadium are they? 3. As mentioned in the manual, the campaign group 'American Road Safety For Everybody' ('A.R.S.E') are trying to get motorcycles banned in Liberty City. They obviously succeeded, as this explains why there aren't any in two-wheeled vehicles in GTAIII in 2001. In the same article is also news about the Maibatsu Monstrosity, which is due to hit the streets in 2001. 4. One can only hope that Rockstar will port GTA:VCS to the Playstation2 as a farewell to the system before the next-generation GTAIV. If they do, I hope they keep the super-fast load times (Both from power-on and travelling between islands), camera controls, longevity and *add air vehicles*. I really wish they'd bring back GTA:SA free-aim for some of the weapons too, some missions were unneccessarily difficult as a result. 5. Before GTAIII's campaign group 'Citizens Raging Against Phones' ('C.R.A.P'), there were another band of people calling themselves 'Citizens United Negating Technology For Life And People's Safety' ('C.U.N.T.F.L.A.P.S') who are trying to the internet switched off. All around the city and in the manual are posters and billboards advertising their cause. 6. GTA:LCS is the very first game in the series that has a National Guard-type organisation. After Fort Staunton is decimated with explosives in "Bringing The House Down" they can be seen standing guard on the derelict sight in many places, typically in pairs. These are dressed in a similar uniform to the army but don't respond to Toni's presence unless he hurts them. If you do decide to cap one of them, watch out, as they're armed with automatic weapons. 7. It's a theory of mine that the destruction of Fort Staunton spelt the end of the Forelli's. This area was, after all, the only large piece of turf still under their control. On the Liberty News radio reports the newscaster even mentions that the authorities were checking to see if the carnage was a result of the foul play or the Forelli's stockpiling weapons for their territory battles. 8. Just a quick observation: Near the ramp that leads up to the Pay'N'Spray in Staunton Island is a blue garage with an open window above it. This is the same building with the same open window used in GTAIII's mission "Silence The Sneak", in which you have to lure Leon McAffrey out of that building and kill him. 9. Just what the hell *is* that knocking noise when you load a game? (e) Unanswered Questions -------------------- 1. What happens to Franco Forelli after GTA:LCS? He doesn't appear in 2001, not even for revenge when his brother Mike "Lips" is blown to pieces by Claude. It's possible that the gang war and eventual victory of the Leones that the Forellis lost so much influence in the city that they left. 2. Between 1998 and 2001 Asuka arrives in town. In GTAIII, specifically the last few missions of Staunton Island, we see that Asuka and Maria are friends (Maybe more). My question is: How did the long-term girlfriend of a Mafia don get so close to one of the leaders of the Yakuza? Maria would have surely got treated with great suspicion every single one of the Yakuza mob, especially Asuka and Kenji. Mind you, Maria does say in GTAIII's mission "Last Requests" that Asuka is 'an old friend' so it's entirely possible that they hooked up way before the events of GTA:LCS and GTAIII. 3. In the mission "Bringing The House Down" after Toni has spoken to 8-Ball the scene cuts to Donald Love at the Flophouse talking on the phone. A guy that looks like a vagrant walks past carrying a molotov cocktail. My question is: Who is this guy? As far as I can see no enemy in the game ever uses molotovs, so could this be one of Rockstar's more subtle in-jokes? 4. In the final cutsenes of the game between Massimo Torini's helicopter exploding and Salvatore, Toni and Mayor O'Donovan in Sal's office, what happens? The game just cuts straight to the last cutscenes without an explanation. It's safe to assume that all the Sicilians are dead but it was a right bastard trying to narrate in a plot guide. 5. Is the elderly Sicilian gentleman Uncle, the very last character we meet in the game, *actually* a relative of Salvatore's? It would be an interesting plot point if he was. Something tells me it's a tribute to 'The Godfather'. (f) Cameos ------ 1. There are several posters of Candy Suxxx's new movie, 'Let Me Bounce' at the Red Light District, and in some parts of Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale. It's easy to spot the poster (A couple of breasts covered by a black bra) but to see her name, you'll need to focus your camera or sniper rifle onto the top of the poster. 2. When you enter Shoreside Vale using the Lift Bridge, you should a lot of billboards. Two of them show a guy in white clothes playing basketball. The guy in white is none other than CJ (Carl Johnson). The same picture was a screenshot for San Andreas. It's not very clear though, but those who have already seen the screenshot before should recognise it. 3. On Head Radio, the presenter (Michael Hunt) talks about meeting the 'Gurning Chimps', a British rock group mentioned in GTA:SA. He also talks about Maccer throwing up all over him. GTA veterans will remember Maccer as the Manchester-born raver accompanying Kent Paul who suffers from priapism and is constantly off his face on drugs. 4. On LCFR, Lazlow makes a reference to making a deal with Donald Love in his show about taking Chatterbox 24/7 which can explain why there's no LCFR in GTAIII but a whole Chatterbox FM station instead. By the way, LCFR is an acronym for 'Liberty City Free Radio' and does NOT mean 'Lucifer' as some people have said. 5. A billboard displaying a poster of Love Fist can be found near Francis International Airport. It mentions that they will be performing live at the Four Dragons Casino in Las Venturas, the upcoming winter. A Love Fist poster can also be seen during the mission "Biker Heat". It's on the wall above Maria's bed. 6. Behind Toni's safehouse in Portland, there's a billboard advertising the digitally remastered version of Madd Dogg's last album 'Still Madd'. He's still on Blastin Fool's records like in GTA:SA. 7. There's another poster which is advertising the 'Sonny Forreli - A Real Story' movie and it even contains a picture. Go to Pike Creek and find the payphone that activates the "Gangsta GP" race and you'll spot it just to the right of the phone. Also note that the word 'FORELLI' is spelt as 'FORRELI'. I hope that in twelve years after my death they make a movie about me and at least get my name right. Oddly, the picture of Sonny looks totally different to his GTA:VC in-game and manual artwork (Sonny can be seen on the cover of the box, at the top, dead centre). The moustache in the movie poster makes him look like a Spanish Shaun Ryder. 8. On one of the radio stations (LCFR, I think) Denise Robinson from GTA:SA calls in. GTA veterans will remember her as the annoying girlfriend CJ rescues in the mission "Burning Desire". 9. On Chatterbox Ma Cipriani calls in. Just like in GTAIII and this game she's concerned about her son's lack of respect. 10. So I mentioned Lazlow right? He's not the only radio presenter to make a reappearance. GTAIII: Michael Hunt (Head Radio) Andee (Lips 106) MSX: Code Breaker Flashback: Toni GTA:VC: Flash FM: Toni V-Rock: Lazlow As mentioned before the only person presenting on the radio who has appeared in all four 3D GTA games is Lazlow. I'm pretty sure that Crow, who is on LCFR's 'Breathing World', is mentioned in another game (GTA:VC I think, he's some goth guy who weirds the other presenter out). Cliff Jones is another one who I'm sure is mentioned somewhere else too. (g) Film References --------------- 1. The vehicle you get after dropping off 100 passengers in "Taxi Driver" is the Bickle '76, named after Robert De Nero's character Travis Bickle from the movie 'Taxi Driver' released in 1976. 2. After the "Crazy '69" mission, where Toni is sent out to the park to go on a killing spree with a samurai sword, you are given the Dragon Jumpsuit which looks the same as the one in 'Kill Bill'. 3. 'The Mainframe' movie which is being advertised on numerous billboards throughout Liberty City and on the radio is a parody of the 'The Matrix'. The pedestrians used are all from GTA:SA. The one on the far right looks like one of the girlfriends CJ can date (Barbara Schternvart, the cop) 4. All around the city are movie posters advertising 'Purser'. The name and the graphics on the poster make it look like a reference to the film 'The Punisher' which is an addition to the recent trend of films based on successful comics. 5. A poster advertising 'L.S. Backdoor' can be seen dotted around the city. The poster's artwork and title sound a lot like the film 'L.A. Confidential'. On the poster is a character that bears a strong resemblance to Eddie Pulaski, one of the dirty cops of CRASH who hassle CJ and company throughout GTA:SA. 6. Billboards for 'The Third Leg' with some rather crude artwork look exactly like the original movie posters for 'The Third Man' starring Orson Welles released in 1949. 7. The artwork for the 'Silent But Violent' movie being advertised on a billboard in Wichita Gardens (Y'know, the one that 'reeks of suspense' and is 'not to be sniffed at'!) looks a lot like the original movie poster for 'Day Of The Triffids' from 1962. A spooky thing I noticed: One of the girlfriends from GTA:SA is lying dead. It looks like Katie Zhan. 8. The story on the back of the game's case that begins 'There are a million stories in Liberty City. This one changes everything' is similar to a film's dialogue. 'Summer Of Sam', the 1999 movie about the .44 calibre killer in 1977, opens with a New Yorker's monologue that ends 'There are 8 million stories in the naked city and this was one of them'. I distinctly remember Rockstar's press release for GTALCS that had a much more identical line, so maybe they changed it before release. This is also another New York reference, but I thought it was more fitting here. (h) Other References ---------------- 1. On the compound wall to the north side of the hospital (Facing the road) in Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale, there is graffiti in red which reads 'Bully', which is one of Rockstar's in-production titles. 2. The name of the fireman in the multiplayer mode is Sam. Fireman Sam is a long running kids show popular here in England. This ones only for the PSP players only, as multiplayer was taken out of the Playstation2 version. 3. Mr Benz is the costume shop in the game from where you get the Tuxedo and the Lawyer outfits. In reality, Mr Benn was a classic TV series where Mr Benn would visit a costume shop. He would try on a set of clothes and leave the changing room through a second door and into an adventure themed around the costume. 4. In Staunton Island, as you come out of Phil Cassidy's gun shop on the east side the street just south has a massive lit up billboard and one of the things scrolling across is 'GRAND THEFT PORTO - OUT NOW'. Obviously a self reference where 'Porto' refers to 'Portable'. 5. The Avenging Angels are based on an anti-crime group in New York called the 'Guardian Angels'. 6. The name that Salvatore gives Toni in the guise of his fictional lawyer is Lionel. This could be a reference to The Simpsons' shyster lawyer Lionel Hutz. It's interesting to note that this is also the first time I can think of that Rockstar have re-used a christian name in a different game - Lionel Starkweather was the snuff film director in 'Manhunt'. 7. Rockstar apparently have a seperate division that manufactures luggage. In the opening cutscene, Toni's brown suitcase is the same one with the R* logo on it, which was used in GTA:SA multiple times. 8. Another Rockstar self-reference can be found on the Cochrane Dam's power house. The red building at the base has a graffiti-style 'R*' logo. 9. Another really obvious one, which is quite funny - The Securicar vehicles you'll see around Liberty City and in a couple of missions are owned by a company called 'Gruppe Sechs'. In real life, 'Group 4' are a security company dealing with money transfers and suchlike. The humour comes in here: 'Gruppe' in German means 'Group', so it appears the company are specialists at group sex. . Dunno how I missed that in the other GTA games. 10. Several references from Lazlow's Chatterbox slot on LCFR for you.... Lazlow mentions on Chatterbox something about 'Dormitron bondagers'. In GTAIII, there were adverts on the radio for the 'Dormatron' which was supposed to make people lose weight. Some sick individuals in Liberty City are using it to get their jollies... Also on Chatterbox is a bloke who calls in about the crap movies that Vinewood, San Andreas, is churning out. He says that '...if I see one more damn movie with ten kids, a dog in a wheelchair and some damn baseball championship. I'm going to start killing people and blame it on Vinewood'. This sounds a lot like Rockstar are getting back at the people who blame their games for all the injustices and crimes in the world (Remember the furore about 'Manhunt?). Another caller mentions killer bees. Three years later in GTAIII the same caller calls again. The game 'Space Monkey 7' that's advertised sounds like a precursor for 'Pogo The Monkey' from GTAIII. The monkey shrieks and other noises used are the same in both games. In GTA:SA, there's a playable arcade game in a few of the 24-7 shops that have 'Go Go Space Monkey' installed in their cabinets. It looks like this game was released year after year like the Sonic, Mario or Mega Man games and have finally landed on number seven, six years after GTA:SA. 11. Poster for 'Hand Held' starring Pam Stroker can be seen throughout the city. It's an obvious self-reference for GTA:LCS being the first hand held GTA game. 12. A couple of jokes and references from 'The Electron Zone' on LCFR: Steve is named Steve Jobs one of the co-founders of Apple Computers. Bill is named after Bill Gates, worlds richest man and creator of the PC operating system Windows. 'The Electron Zone' teaser website is a parody of the PC versus Mac battle. 'TOS' is representing 'DOS' and 'Fruits' is representing Apple Mac's distinctive logo (See Section 3. Assorted GTA Links for a website address). Also on the teaser site is a reference to 'Imooga's Jiz Drive'. In real life Iomega manufacture zip drives, a handy medium of computer storage typically 100mb in size. An advert for 'Jiz Drives' can also be heard in GTA2 on the radio. 13. An advert for C.U.N.T.F.L.A.P.S on the radio features a man called Jack who was found naked by the parents of a young boy in his room. This sounds like Rockstar are having a pop at Jack Thompson, the LS attorney who attacked them over the content of their games. 14. Another quite obscure one: In the "Car Salesman" side mission, the customer looking to buy an off-road vehicle says 'It's gripped, let's off- road!'. This is one of the catchphrases from 'The Fast Show', a popular BBC sketch show. (i) Advertisments ------------- 1. Billboards, posters and van decorations advertising the soft drink Sprunk can be seen throughout the city. In 'Manhunt' and GTA:SA, Sprunk drinks machines can be seen dotted around the entire state. In the GTA:SA mission "Reuniting The Families" the Grove Street gang crash through a huge Sprunk sign at the end of the mission. 2. Quite an obvious one - The Zip logo's that are just about everywhere in the are a parody of 'Gap' clothing shops. Some Landstalker vehicles even have Zip boxes in the back. 3. Posters for Conor And Jay's new single 'Train' can be seen at subway stations and in Shoreside Vale. For those who don't know their GTA history, Craig Connor and Julie Wemyss are the duo responsible for some of GTA's best songs, all the way since the original GTA. You can see and hear them at their own personal website and on MySpace (See Section 3. Assorted GTA Links). My personal favourite is 'Change' from GTAIII, although 'Keep Dreaming' is a close second (The duo perform it under the band name Sawarr). 4. Rudy La Fontaine's single 'Funk In Time' can also be seen being advertised around the city. The two different styles of poster used are actually quite good, I'm currently checking to see if it's actually a licensed song rather than a Rockstar homebrew. 5. Cluckin' Bell adverts can be seen dotted in many places, including the game manual, and are mentioned on the Lips 106 radio station. Cluckin' Bell is the chicken takeaway outlet from GTA:SA. 6. Adverts for KC with the slogan 'Feel Bland' look very much like a Calvin Klein parody. Both of the ped models are from GTA:SA; the blonde-haired English chick wearing black and the dark-haired rich type. 7. Bobo adverts are all around the city. Bobo was one of the slogans and adverts used in GTA:SA for sportswear all around San Andreas. 8. The film 'Heavy Weapons' starring Buff T and Buck Wild looks like a parody of a film, but for the life of me I can't remember which one. It could be 'Lethal Weapon' or something starring Chuck Norris. Anyway, if you know, get in touch. It almost looks like the Duke Nukem movie posters from the game of the same name. 9. Posters and a billboard for 'The Liberty King: An Original Hoodlum' look like their advertising Donald Love's life story. The adverts use artwork of Love from GTAIII (Manual and in-game loading screens). 10. In various places, especially a huge one in Staunton island, 'Munky Juice' posters can be seen. These are from GTAIII, both in-game and the manual. 11. The Ranch clothing shop is advertised in posters and logos with the legend 'Rodeo Since 1888'. Rodeo is a district of Los Santos, San Andreas, which parodies Rodeo Drive in real life Los Angeles. 12. Juank Air advers are dotted around the city on billboards. This is the air company in GTA:SA. 'Juank Air' is printed on the side of some of the planes and is the airline CJ uses to fly to Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas on internal flights. Their slogan is 'Indulge yourself, flying with that personal touch'. 13. A small billboard advertising 'Binco' can be found on the roof of the 'Calm Before The Storm' mission roof in Chinatown. Binco was one of the clothing outlets in GTA:SA. 14. The diner in Callahan Point is a Rusty Browns Ring Donuts shop in GTA:LCS. Rusty Browns was used numerous times in GTA:SA, and even has a hidden interior that was never used. One shop with its distinctive donut can be found in Paradiso, San Fierro, and a radio advert can also be heard. 15. In Staunton Island there's a large poster advertising 'Kittens'. I'd interpret this as a parody for Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats'. 16. The posters and billboards advertising 'Kiss Me, Yardie' are a pun of Horatio Nelson's purported last words ('Kiss me, Hardy'). 17. A 'Cok O Pops' billboard can be found in Hepburn Heights in Portland. 'Cok O Pops' is the name of a cereal which can be found in the 24-7 shops, on posters and billboards and decorating the side of some vans in GTA:SA. I like their rude slogan: 'Start the day off with a mouthful of cok!'. 18. The adverts for 'Wing Ding', 'Tally-Ho: The Musical' and 'Likipi' all look familiar to me, but I can't remember specifically what their supposed to be parodying. If anyone has any ideas drop me a line. 19. Didier Sachs posters can be found adorning the walls in the Shoreside Vale subway station. (j) Mistakes -------- 1. A few times in the game, the Forelli mob are mistaken for the Sindaccos. In "The Whole 9 Yardies" it's Toni's job to lure some Forellis from Newport all the way to the Yardie ambush in Rockford. In "Night Of The Livid Dreads" Leon McAffrey states that 'Those Yardie boys are having a little trouble holding their newly acquired turf in Newport. Seems now the Sindaccos want it back'. This is a genuine mistake - there's no mention that the Sindaccos are muscling in to take over the turf from the Yardies who previously took it from the Forellis. I think somebody at Rockstar just got sloppy. In the plot synopsis I've stated the contrary as otherwise it would confuse whoever is reading it. 2. In the mission "Cash In Kazuki's Chips" after killing Kazuki, Toni is supposed to retrieve Kazuki's samurai sword as proof of killing him. After the mission, Toni still has the sword. Fair enough, Toshiko probably didn't need it after she killed herself, but this is still a mistake. 3. In the opening cutscene where Toni gets off the coach in Chinatown, he makes a call to Salvatore from a phonebooth. If you go back there during gameplay that phonebooth isn't there. You can clearly see the 'Tube' fastfood shop in the cutscene so I'm positive I'm not looking in the wrong spot. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2g. Mission Order ----------------- This is the order of the missions I used to to the plot synopsis. As I stated before, the other miscellaneous stuff (Hidden packages, etc.) aren't really anything to do with the plot so despite sidetracking between missions to complete them they are not included here. The missions marked with an asterisk aren't actual storyline missions (They don't count towards 100% completion) but they are important in advancing the game. Portland: -------- Opening Mission: Home Sweet Home (*) Vincenzo Cilli: Slacker Dealing Revenge Snuff Smash And Grab Hot Wheels JD O'Toole: Bone Voyeur! Don In 60 Seconds A Volatile Situation Blow Up 'Dolls' Ma Cipriani: Snappy Dresser Big Rumble In Little China Grease Sucho Dead Meat No Son Of Mine Salvatore Leone: The Offer Ho Selecta! Maria La Torre: Shop 'Til You Strop Taken For A Ride Booby Prize Biker Heat Overdose Of Trouble Salvatore Leone: Frighteners Rollercoaster Ride Contra-Banned JD O'Toole: Salvatore's Salvation The Guns Of Leone Calm Before The Storm The Made Man Vincenzo Cilli: The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade Salvatore Leone: Sindacco Sabotage The Trouble With Triads Driving Mr. Leone Staunton Island: --------------- Salvatore Leone: A Walk In The Park Making Toni Donald Love: The Morgue Party Candidate Father Ned: L.C. Confidential The Passion Of The Heist Karmageddon False Idols Donald Love: Steering The Vote Cam-Pain Friggin' The Riggin' Love & Bullets Counterfeit Count Salvatore Leone: Caught In The Act Leon McAffrey: Sayonara Sindaccos The Whole 9 Yardies Crazy '69' Night Of The Livid Dreads Salvatore Leone: Search And Rescue Taking The Peace Shoot The Messenger Leon McAffrey: Munitions Dump Donald Love: Love On The Rocks Shoreside Vale: -------------- Salvatore Leone: Rough Justice Dead Reckoning Donald Love: Panlantic Land Grab Stop The Press Morgue Party Resurrection 8-Ball: No Money, Mo' Problems (*) Salvatore Leone: Shogun Showdown Toshiko Kasen: More Deadly Than The Male Cash Clash A Date With Death Cash In Kazuki's Chips 8-Ball: Bringing The House Down Donald Love: Love On The Run Salvatore Leone: The Shoreside Redemption The Sicilian Gambit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2h. The Cast Of GTA:LCS ----------------------- Unlike the earlier games, GTA:LCS doesn't have any big named celebrities doing the voiceovers. It does feature people who return from the previous games however. Some of these people have done quite a few games and other contributions. Check out the Internet Movie Database and search for them, you may be surprised. Salvatore Leone - Frank Vincent Toni Cipriani - Danny Mastrogiorgio Donald Love - Will Janowitz Vincenzo Cilli - Joe Lotrugio Maria Latore: Fiona Gallagher JD O'Toole - Greg Wilson Leon McAffrey - Ron Orbach Ray Machowski - Peter Appel Toshiko Kasen - Hannah Moon Ned Burner - Sondra James Giovanni Casa - Joel Jones Kazuki Kasen - Keenan Shimizu Massimo Torini - Duccio Faggella Mickey Hamfists - Chris Tardio Jane Hopper - Gordana Rashovich Mayor O'Donovan - John Braden 8-Ball - Guru Radio Newscaster - Sharon Washington TV Reporter - Brooke Alexander If you're wondering who the radio newscaster is, she's the voice who gives the news reports on 'Liberty News'. The TV Reporter's voice is only used once, in "Love On The Rocks". ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2i. Continuity Between GTA:LCS And GTAIII ----------------------------------------- As I mentioned before, Rockstar really did their homework to make the continuity believable. So much stuff has changed between GTA:LCS and GTAIII that it would be difficult to list it all here. There are some major differences though. Most are geographical and many have been altered to suit the plot. 1. The apartment block where Misty lives in GTAIII is still being built and is currently a building site. 2. The Doll's House derelict site has not been built on by the time of GTAIII. 3. The Callahan bridge is still being built. It opens sometime between the GTA:LCS's events but is damaged by the Colombians at the start of GTAIII. 4. Work on The Porter Tunnel has begun. It'll be another three years until it's completely finished. 5. The so-called 'Unfinished Tunnels' of Shoreside Vale in GTAIII are connected in GTA:LCS. Go through them halfway and there's a blocked-off road leading north with a sign that reads 'Upstate'. Something we might see in a later game? Liberty City has, after all, been featured in all four 3d GTA games (In cutscenes and even one whole GTA:SA mission). 6. The biggest one of all: Fort Staunton becomes the Panlantic Contruction Company building site in GTAIII. At least in GTA:LCS we know why. As mentioned previously Rockstar did a great job with the landscape of this area. 7. Phil Cassidy has shifted his business to Rockford in GTAIII, and now occupies the site of the old ferry port. 8. The ferry service is no longer in existence. The ferry port in Portland is now a mass of man-made concrete due to the Porter Tunnel. 9. The Sindacco-owned Paulie's Revue Bar has become the Leone-owned Sex Club Seven. This happens in the beginning of GTA:LCS in fact. 10. Portland's lighthouse island can be landed on in GTA:LCS. In GTAIII the jetty and walkable areas are gone. 11. Many parts of Portland Docks are still being constructed. The Import/Export garage building in GTAIII is probably the most noticeable from GTAIII. 12. The Big Shot Casino in Torrington becomes Kenji's Casino at some point. It's still under Yakuza control. 13. Toni's Portland safehouse is a big stack of rubble and one last surviving wall in GTAIII. 14. Claude's Portland safehouse in GTAIII is still being built in GTA:LCS. Most of the building is there, but it lacks a few storeys in height. 15. The Love Media building looks quite different in GTA:LCS. 16. Staunton Island's stadium in Aspatria is under construction in GTA:LCS. The Cocks obviously have to play the Beavers somewhere else. 17. The Tw@ Internet Cafe in Torrington is under construction. 18. A really cool one for GTA veterans - The 'You're Not Supposed To Be Able To Get Here' sign in Bedford Point has been changed to a smiley face with the legend 'Hello Again'. In The Playstation2 version of GTA:LCS, the sign now reads 'You Just Can't Get Enough Of This Alley Can You?'. 19. An interesting one - The gated yard in Aspatria used in the missions "Shogun Showdown (GTA:LCS) and "Liberator" (GTAIII) was once Yakuza property. In GTAIII it belongs to the Colombian cartel. 20. Another plot driven building - The Cartel mansion in Cedar Grove in GTAIII belongs to the Colombians. In "Love On The Run" (GTA:LCS) it belongs to Donald Love. Considering this mission has Toni killing an array of Colombians who come to get at Love, maybe they "stole" it then. 21. The "Bumps And Grinds" dirt track is no longer there in GTAIII. That's about it for the most noticeable stuff. If you spot something I haven't, please get in touch. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Assorted GTA Related Links ============================= GameFAQs GTAIII page - http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/31127.html GameFAQs GTA:VC page - http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/33074.html GameFAQs GTA:SA page - http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/914983.html GameFAQs GTA:LCS page - http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/game/925776.html Rockstar Games - http://www.rockstargames.com Rockstar North - http://www.rockstarnorth.com GTAIII Official Homepage - http://www.grandtheftauto3.com GTA:VC Official Homepage - http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecity GTA:SA Official Homepage - http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas GTA:LCS Official Homepage - http://www.rockstargames.com/libertycitystories GTA:VCS Official Homepage - http://www.rockstargames.com/vicecitystories GTA:IV Official Homepage - http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto4 GTA:A Official Homepage - http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto/gba/ Liberty Tree Newspaper - http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree Various Recommended Fansites - http://www.gta3.com http://www.gouranga.com http://www.gtascraper.com http://www.gta-3.com http://www.gta.pl http://www.gta-vc.com http://www.gta3warehousecoalition.com http://www.thegtaplace.com http://www.gtanet.com http://www.codenamegta.co.uk http://www.gta-sanandreas.com http://www.planetgrandtheftauto.com http://www.gtascene.de http://www.gtainside.com http://www.gtaskins http://www.gtawh http://gtaunderground.com GTA:LCS Teaser Sites: http://www.ammunation.net http://www.citizensunitednegatingtechnology.org/ http://www.lips106fm.com http://www.crowfest98.com http://www.paulies revue.net http://www.bathtubginstill.com http://www.pastmaster-game.com http://www.itsvivisection.com Grand Theft-Endo - http://www.grandtheftando.com (This is a chap who's porting GTAIII to the Nintendo Entertainment System. I shit you not.) Internet Movie Database - http://www.imdb.com Conor And Jay's Homepage - http://www.conorandjay.com Conor And Jay's MySpace page - http://www.myspace.com/conorandjay MFAudio/GTA Music - http://members.lycos.com/ripperoo/gta3/gta3-extract.htm Extraction Guide http://babelfish.altavista.com - Alta Vista's Babel Fish language translator. http://www.wordreference.com - An multilingual online translation dictionary. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. ....And The Outro ==================== Phew! That was an awful lot of typing! I'm hoping to get a lot of feedback, but also hope that this guide is as accurate as I can possibly make it. If you do have any feedback, criticism, suitcase full of cash, large supplies of Newcastle Brown Ale you want to share or any rare Who albums, please do get in touch with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org My GTA:VC and GTA:SA guides are coming along but I wouldn't expect to see the GTA:SA one anytime soon. Even omitting all the miscellaneous stuff for 100% it's still a huge game. With a bit of luck I'll get both of them revised and out ready for GTA:VCS. I really hope you've enjoyed reading this, thanks very much for your time. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. About The Author =================== I'm 23 and live in Wimbledon, South London in England. I'm heavily in to music; The Who, The Small Faces, The Kinks, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, The Bluetones, Supergrass, The Jam, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Velvet Underground, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, to name but a few. Top tunes at the moment are 'Ldn' by Lily Allen and 'I Wanna Be Sedated' by The Ramones and 'I Ran' by A Flock Of Seagulls. My all time favourite song is 'Waterloo Sunset' by The Kinks. I also love films and have quite a large collection, and spend most of my free time either gaming (Playstation2, Gamecube, PC, Acorn and retro games between 1980-1995) or reading. At the moment I'm reading spy novels, but also like my Terry Pratchett, Robert Rankin, Douglas Adams and other humour/fiction. When I'm not womble hunting on Wimbledon Common, chain smoking, getting pissed or topless go-go dancing, I'm in training to be the first man to wade the English Channel. I'm also getting entered for Crufts if I can get my hair sorted out. 'Never consider mortality. Consider immortality'. Cheers, Rob White a.k.a Happy Womble