THE GRAND FINALE - Guide for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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Back To The Hood Youre back in your old haunt, but Los Santos isnt quite the same as it was before...luckily for you, youll soon be reunited with your brother, wholl help you through the endgame missions. Sweet Beat Down On B Dup After you get the hood under control, its time to go after the source of the crack influx. The first mission Sweet has lined up for you isnt too hard; all you have to do is initiate a gang war in Glen Park (which is indicated on your map with a green airplane, for some reason), take over the territory, then kill off all of B Dups guards before interrogating him. Grove 4 Life Now that youve got a bit of a foothold, youll have to expand your territory once again. This time youll be required to take over two territories in Idlewood. Dont forget to bring along some bangers from Grove Street, and check around the area after your first takeover to locate armor and health pick-ups. CJ Vertical Bird "You just have to steal a military jet off an amphibious vehicle, and use it to destroy a flotilla of spy ships." Nothing to it! Although the game intimates that a stealth approach to infiltrating the aircraft carrier is best, ignore it and go in hog-wild. There are only five or six guards inside, and the interior spaces are quite large, so whip out your M4 or SMG and kill everyone before finding the SAM sites and disabling the ships defenses. When thats done, grab a Hydra from the second floor of the ship and take to the skies. The Hydra is unique in that it can flip between plane physics (by pressing forward on the right analog stick) and quasi-helicopter physics (by pulling back on the stick). Since youre going to have to take down a few other fighter jets, youll want to be in plane mode at the outset. There are three hostile planes to take down, but they should be relatively easy to deal with, so long as you fly around in circles and vary your altitude a lot. Keep your R1 key depressed while youre flying, and as soon as you see a red targeting circle, start tapping away at L1 to fire off your rockets. Each plane will take a few blows before it goes down, but you probably wont be taking any fire at all, so as long as you can avoid crashing, you should be golden. The ships in the bay above the dam can be tricky to hit, but take the games advice and go into hover mode by clicking R3 before you attempt to kill them off. Do this when youre well above the ground, though, as it can be difficult to gain altitude while youre in hover mode. After all the ships are destroyed, get the plane back to the airstrip to finish the mission. Home Coming Now that Sweets out of prison, youll have to convince him that you still have respect for Grove Street by taking the territory back from the Ballas. After you arrive back at your house, youll need to initiate a gang war and survive three waves of incoming troops. This shouldnt be too difficult - you can grab a Body Armor in Madd Doggs mansion before you begin the mission, if you dont already have one, and you should have plenty of high-tech weapons and ammo. The most annoying aspect of it is the way that Sweet seems to enjoy walking in front of you when youre trying to get a bead on the incoming Ballas. After the Ballas are dead, track down and kill the crack dealers to end the mission. Before you do, though, move any cars that are in Smokes driveway, as you can sometimes spawn inside of them during the ending cutscene, which will force you to reload your game. Also note that you can save your game at CJs house by jumping through the mission circle in front of the door. Cut Throat Business This mission is seemingly unfailable. Youll have to chase OG Loc on hovercraft, and then switch over to go-karts when he makes landfall. You cant overtake him, or even come up alongside him for a drive-by, so just stay on his tail until you reach your destination. The Endgame Riot All you have to do here is drive Sweet from the mansion to Grove Street. The eponymous riot is ongoing, though, so be careful for exploding cars. Los Desperados Cesar needs you to help him clear out the Vegas out of the barrio. Theyve fortified their position pretty good, but this is still just another corridor crawling mission; go in with plenty of ammo, full health, and a set of body armor, and you should come through just fine. The only scary spot is the enemy with a rocket launcher at the end, but so long as you dont move after you spot him, he shouldnt be able to hit you. After this mission, Sweetll tell you to roll out and take over some more territories. Hope you like the gang war mechanism, because youre going to have to get Scarface on those punks for an hour or so of playing time before Sweet finally hits you up on your cell phone and lets you know that hes located Smoke. Note that the already omnipresent police force is now even more densely stuffed onto the streets; even a single star will thus mean that youll have nonstop harrassment from the cops when youre on the street. Note also that the cars and vehicles on the streets are weakened, and will explode very easily; in most cases, the best vehicle for you will be a police car, should one roll up and the driver gets out. Other than that, a bike makes a surprisingly useful ride here. End Of The Line Time for Big Smoke to die. Grab the SWAT tank (approach from the south, or the Ballasll blast you), then ram through the wall into Big Smokes Crack Fortress. Apparently hes built quite the empire while you were out of town, and now resides on the top floor of a full-fledged crack factory. Youre gonna have to bust in there and shut the place down, much like Robocop. On the first floor, you dont have much to worry about, save one huge room full of crack fiends. This occurs just after you see the first body armor pickup, so if youre near full on the armor, save that pickup until after you clear out the next room. Theres also a health pickup and an automatic shotgun in a small room near the doorway leading to the next floor. The next couple of floors are similar affairs; just blast through the baddies, keeping your back to a wall, and check all of the rooms for extra health and armor. The top floor, as mentioned, is Big Smoke. Hes got body armor on, so he can take a bunch of damage, and the lights will go out while your fighting, making it difficult to see. Hell also call in some backup during the fight, so keep an eye open. Although the game tells you to aim for other parts of his body, you can still kill him with bodyshots, and this is probably the preferable way to do it; just get into a corner, lock on to him with your M4 or AK, and hold down the button until he drops. If you enter the fight with most of your health and armor intact, you should be able to take him down without a problem. Tenpenny arrives afterwards; apparently you will be able to kill two birds with one stone. As he leaves, he sets the building on fire, so youll need to grab a fire extinguisher and use it to douse any flames that are in your path. You have extra time to work with here - even a leisurely pace should get you ou with a minute or so to spare - so buck down all the fools in your way and get out of the building. If youre running low on health or armor, feel free to check the side rooms along your path. Tenpenny takes off in a firetruck when you reach the street, with Sweet in tow. All you can do for a long time is follow along; eventually a cop will start pounding on Sweets fingers, and youll have to drive underneath him to pick him up. Thus begins the final portion of the game, another rail-shooting mission. You wont be able to damage the firetruck, so concentrate on the cop cars and motorcycles that follow along. When Tenpenny finally crashes, hell check out and you can watch the credits roll. Of course, if you skip past the credits, youll be able to continue on with CJ and attempt to do any side missions that you avoided on your first play-through. One of the notable changes to the game world is that Torenos house to the west of San Fierro now houses pickups for all four of the games heavy weapons, so if youre looking for heat-seeking missiles or a minigun, head out that away. The last mission is without a doubt the longest mission in GTA history Congratulation you've just beaten Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Put the fun does not have to wnd there.