Grand Theft Auto [solve]

Grand Theft Auto [solve]


Grand Theft Auto

    The Gangster's Survival Guide

You won't stand a chance of appeasing your ruthless bosses in GTA unless you
know how to handle yourself on the streets. In order to stay on the wrong
side of the law and not get caught, cast your eyes over these fifty
essential tips...

Top 50 slick manoeuvres
1. If you're being chased by the cops in a vehicle, cut through a park or
garden - they won't follow where there's no road. Also, they can't jump over
other cars.

2. Cops only shoot if you're directly in front on them, so keep zigzagging
if you're being chased. You won't be able to outrun them, but you can lure
them into the road so other vehicles run them over!

3. If you're driving a big vehicle (school bus, limousine or oil tanker),
cops will damage their own car when trying to ram you off the road. Too many
hits and... Boom! Bye bye bobby.

4. If the cops ram you while you're driving an ordinary car, change it fast.
Damage slows cars down, but worse than that the car could explode and kill

5. Just before a cop cuts you off, turn and cut him off so he smashes into
your car. If you do this correctly he'll hit your car about five times. His
car will be so damaged there's no way it'll be able to keep up with you.
(Caution: keep your finger on the accelerator just in case he explodes...)

6. Cops' pistols can't fire over the top of cars, but flame-throwers can.
Remember this and you'll never have a problem with roadblocks again.

7. Try to lose the cops using the footbridges over highways (San Andreas and
Vice City). If your wanted level is high enough, the chances are the cop
below the bridge will be splattered by his own over-enthusiastic mate when
he arrives to help. THAT cop will then meander about below the bridge, he'll
get run over, and so on and so on.

8. Police roadblocks don't cover the pavements. If your driving skills are
good enough you should be able to mount the kerb and escape that way.

9. The bigger your vehicle, the harder it is to stop with a roadblock. So if
you know one is up ahead, jump into a bus or lorry.

10. Caution: the railway lines are electrified. So kids, take heed of what
you were taught at school and don't play near them.

11. Cops only shoot first if you have a wanted level of 4. But if you shoot
first they will always return fire.

12. If you want to avoid police attention during a mission, choose a slow
sensible car such as a Bug, Regal or Taxi. You're not likely to run down
pedestrians in one of those.

13. During chases the police use traffic light locations to pin down your
position and set up roadblocks.

14. If roadblocks ARE being set up, stick to two-lane roads.

15. If you're arrested you'll lose all of your weapons and half your bonus
multiplier. Keep an eye open for 'Get Out Of Jail Free' cards. Initially
they're not as appealing as rocket launchers or flame-throwers, but in their
own way they're just as useful.

16. Interestingly enough, dying means that you'll lose a life, but retain
all your weapons and bonuses!

17. Car-jacking (hauling a driver out of a car) is a serious offence.
Stealing a driverless car results in a lower wanted level and keeps the Feds
off your back for a while.

18. Shooting at a car once will cause the driver to rapidly accelerate away.
Shooting for a second time will cause the driver to leap out of his car and
run for cover.

19. Police bribes wipe out your wanted level.

20. The policemen at roadblocks are generally softer than their cars.
However, it's advisable to avoid running them over as they wield fairly
meaty machine guns that are capable of destroying any vehicle extremely

21. Stealing a vehicle with a car alarm will increase your wanted level.
It's also extremely annoying haring around the city with an alarm blaring in
your ears. Don't do it - all right?

22. Memorise the locations of spray shops for use during chases. As soon as
you respray your car, the police will call off the chase. Yes, they're a bit
stupid really.

23. Running down a driver with his own car gives a nice big irony bonus -
and let's face it, that's what the game is all about.

24. Power-ups are generally kept out of sight. Try punching and shooting
boxes and bins in alleyways and fenced-off areas.

25. Stolen cars can be sold at the docks for serious cash. Just park them
under the crane and wait... When taking cars to the docks, steal them from
as close to the docks as possible so you don't have to wreck the vehicle too
much en route. (For more information see Honest Keith's Stolen Car Price
Guide at the end of this section.)

26. Avoid 'Kill Frenzy' power-ups until you have several bonus multipliers.
You'll need them in later levels.

27. You'll have to pay for services rendered in Bomb & Spray shops.

28. The trains work. Not only that, they're a good way of getting around
town - and destroying one creates one hell of a fireworks display!

29. Motorbikes are extremely difficult to control, but one major advantage
is that they can go upstairs. Ideal for when you're on the run - just nip
over a bridge to escape your pursuers and make a clean break.

30. Bubba's sticky love nest is only $25 per hour. Get your priorities
straight first though.

31. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a stuntman, try doing a few jumps on a
superbike - you might find a few secret areas while you're at it. In fact,
you may have noticed some tanks dotted around; if you want to test-drive one
a superbike is the way to get there.

32. Unfortunately the Country & Western channel CANNOT be retuned.

33. Avoid a messy two-wheeled death. Centre your superbike on a yellow
line/kerb and you'll bounce right up again.

34. If your mission includes killing someone, be creative. Combine the hit
with a 'Kill Frenzy' for a veritable points bonanza.

35. Vehicles parked in strange places are usually there for a reason. Think
about it. Any vehicle that looks out of place will usually lead to something
fairly decent.

36. Always try to stay in a vehicle when killing gang members (more armour
and speed).

37. Gang members carry better guns and are usually better shots than the
police. So be wary: if you do have to kill on foot try and get some armour

38. Linking actions together, as in killing/destroying people/cars, can
sometimes lead to hidden bonuses.

39. No weapons? You can always try scaring your opponents with extreme
flatulence. Guaranteed to upset gang members and Charlie Brooker.

40. Using your initiative to finish missions in unexpected ways can
sometimes reveal hidden bonuses.

41. For greater control in high-performance cars, keep the handbrake on in
tight corners. This may require a little bit of practice.

42. GTA usually rewards you for repeating an action over and over again, as
fast as possible. For example, keep pushing cars into a river and you'll get
big bonuses.

43. Lots of money and a nice, undamaged limousine attracts the kind of women
your mother warned you about. So if you don't want the Spice Girls following
you, drive a Bug.

44. The Krishnas will always follow their leader. If you want a big bonus
run over all of them. Squelch!

45. The rocket launcher has a wide blast radius if you hit a building. NB:
standing on the roof of a building and taking pot shots at the people below
is mildly amusing and terribly disturbing.

46. Barriers and traffic cones have an annoying habit of getting caught
underneath your car, seriously slowing you down.

47. An arrow pointing towards a person on-screen does NOT necessarily mean
you have to kill them. Contrary to the nature of the game you sometimes
actually have to talk to people.

48. You get the credit for all on-screen deaths, so make sure other people
act like complete maniacs too.

49. Stick to main roads for timed missions; there's more space to manoeuvre
and fewer awkward turns.

50. If you're on a motorbike, select no weapons and hold down the attack
key. If you get knocked off your bike, you'll be stunned. Saves valuable
seconds when on the run...

Multiple Gangsters
Keep getting beaten in the multi-player game? Then get to grips with these
bite-size hints and you'll soon be king of the hill...

• Larger vehicles take more hits to destroy. Get yourself loaded into a
tanker or a bus.

• Lure your hapless opponents into alleyways you've previously blocked with

• Use the footbridges to avoid being rammed or hit by weapons.

• If someone is crossing a footbridge to avoid you, simply explode a car
beneath them. Ha! Sucker!

• If you're on fire from a flame-thrower or an explosion, you have a few
seconds before you die. See if you can take out your assailant with your
last dying breath.
If you're the first to reach the target number of 'frags' you'll win the
game, even if you die in the attempt.

• Take note of the pager messages. They WILL come in handy...

Honest Keith's Stolen Car Price Guide
Short of a few bob? Get yourself down to the docks with a few choice motors
and earn yourself a bit of pocket money...

Liberty City
4x4             $4,000
Beast GTS       $12,000
Bike            $2,000
Bulldog         $8,000
Bug             $2,000
Challenger      $4,000
Classic         $8,000
Contach         $12,000
Cossie         $12,000
Interceptor     $8,000
Italia         $8,000
Jugular         $8,000
Mundano         $6,000
Penetrator      $8,000
Pickup         $4,000
Porka Turbo     $8,000
Portsmouth      $4,000
Regal         $4,000
Repair Van      $6,000
Stallion        $6,000
Stinger         $8,000
Superbike       $12,000
Taxi         $2,000
Thunderhead     $8,000
Transit Van     $6,000
TV Van          $8,000

San Andreas
4x4         $4,000
Beast GTS $12,000
Bike         $4,000
Bug         $1,000
Bulldog         $8,000
Flamer         $6,000
Italia GTO $8,000
Mamba         $8,000
Mundano         $6,000
Penetrator $12,000
Pickup         $6,000
Porka Turbo $10,000
Portsmouth $4,000
Regal         $4,000
Repair Van $6,000
Roadster $8,000
Speeder         $10,000
Stinger         $10,000
Stinger Z29 $8,000
Superbike $10,000
Taxi         $2,000
Transit Van $6,000
TV Van         $8,000
Vulture         $4,000

Vice City
Regal         $6,000
Le Bonham $4,000
Mundano    $6,000
Bug         $2,000
Taxi         $2,000
29 Special $4,000
4 X 4         $4,000
TV Van         $8,000
Pickup         $4,000
Impaler         $8,000
Thunder head $8,000
Bulldog         $8,000
Stinger   $8,000
Brigham  $4,000
Stinger Z29 $8,000
Classic  $8,000
Itali GTB $8,000
Hotrod   $10,000
Jugular  $8,000
Porka         $8,000
Penetrator $12,000
F40      $10,000
Cossie   $12,000
Van      $6,000
Juggernaut $8,000

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