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MMMMMM W . .MO Mr . ; MMMMMMM@ ;; ;MMMMMMMMMM MM M , MM ZMM72MM2 _i@MMMMMMMS_ (mailto:i@MMMMMMMS) B MM aMMM aMMMMMMMS M Mr X: SMMMMMMO. B 2M 8MMMMMO Si M W MM W :MM WMM * stand back to see it clearly * I spent ages doing it. INTRODUCTION This is an awesome game. Now I think this game had WAY too much hype about it, it only has one city! There aren't as many missions and things to do. It is sort of a mini-version of GTA3, but it is expanded. You can now fly helicopters; there are more cars, weapons, characters, and better graphics. While it doesn't have the amount of gameplay that GTA3 does and it isn't as groundbreaking, it is still a Grand Theft Auto game and that means it is awesome. Okay, a little information about e-mail. I'm sorry if I can't answer all of your questions because I have a busy schedule and I still will try my best to update this FAQ as much as possible. I probably won't know much more then my FAQ says, but you are welcome to ask. If I don't know, I will respond, but I will simply say that I don't know. NO HATE MAILS! PLEASE READ THE GUIDE BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS! I will simply delete any e-mail that is answered in the FAQ. Just don't do it and we will be all peachy. Also, DON'T SEND ME SPAM.Now, where was I? Oh yes, the following sites have permission to use my guide: _www.cheatplanet.com_ ( _www.gamespot.com_ ( I'll let you use it if just ask. NOTE: *This FAQ contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!!* STORY Having just made it back onto the streets of Liberty City after a long stretch in maximum security, Tommy Vercetti is sent to Vice City by his old boss, Sonny Forelli. They were understandably nervous about his re-appearance in Liberty City, so a trip down south seemed like a good idea. But all does not go smoothly upon his arrival in the glamorous, hedonistic metropolis of Vice City. He's set up and is left with no money and no merchandise. Sonny wants his money back, but the biker gangs, Cuban gangsters, and corrupt politicians stand in his way. Most of Vice City seems to want Tommy dead. His only answer is to fight back and take over the city himself. As a major gateway to South America and the Caribbean and attracting migrants, Vice City is brimming with driverse characters, so there's a friend for everyone. It is a sociable place and the new guy in town is sure to meet all manner of friendly people in the sunshine capital of America. Athletes, pop stars, real estate developers, politicians, trailer trash, everyone is moving to Vice City to find out what makes it the number one growth city in America. But, as Tommy quickly finds out, trust is still the rarest of commodities. GTA: Vice City is not a sequel to GTA3. It's not a prequel either. Vice City is it's own game and story. It takes place in Miami, Florida (nicknamed Vice City) in the 1980s. You play as Tommy Vercetti, a former low-level mobster for the Forelli brothers, who has recently been released from an extended sentence in prison. He was busted during a drug operation and got a 15-year sentence. For not ratting out the Forellis, Sonny Forelli has rewarded Tommy by sending him to Vice City to expand the Forelli criminal empire. Tommy's first big deal goes terribly wrong, and he quickly discovers that he has lost the cash that the Forellis had entrusted to him for their Vice City crime operations. Sonny Forelli is not at all happy by this news, and demands that Tommy get the money back. Through his relationship with Ken Rosenberg, a shady lawyer with huge connections in the Vice City underworld, Tommy finds himself a bit of luck. Rosenberg aids Tommy by outfitting him with a sweet pastel suit and giving him an invitation to a boat party - one that many big bosses of the Vice City criminal community will be attending. What happens next has not yet been revealed. It's safe to say that you will face betrayals and double-crosses as you earn back the money. CONTROLS This is pretty much all said in the manual, but I will say it here for the sake of my guide. They are just some common sense tips about the game. ----------------- Controls on Foot ---------------- D-Pad or Left Analog Stick - Move around Right Control Stick - Look in first person mode Start - Pause Select - Toggle camera view X button - Hold to sprint Square button- Jump Circle button- Fire/Use current weapon Triangle button - Enter/steal vehicle L1 - Center camera L2 - Change weapon L3 - Crouch R1 - Target lock-on R2 - Change weapon R3 - Look back ---------------- Controls in Car ---------------- D-Pad/Left and Right Control Stick - Turn vehicle Start - Pause Select - Toggle camera view X button - Accelerate Square button - Reverse/Stop if moving Circle button - Drive-by Triangle button - Exit vehicle/Bail L1 - Change radio station L2 - Look left/Stick gun out the window L3 - Horn R1 - Handbrake R2 - Look right/Stick gun out the window R3 - Side missions (if applicable) -------------------------------- Controls in Helicopter or Plane -------------------------------- Control Stick/D-Pad Up - Move forward Control Stick/D-Pad Down - Move backward X button - Accelerate/Gain height Square button - Decrease altitude Circle button - Fire attached gun (if applicable) Triangle button - Suicide bail L2 - Turn right, hold to spin R2 - Turn left, hold to spin THE POLICE Many people consider them as regular police. Well, I am here to prove you wrong. They are their own gang against you in this game. If you don't piss them off they don't do anything. But if you do piss them off, their whole army, literally, will come after you. One Star * - This means you have pissed them off slightly. This occurs if you run into them, kill a person walking on the street; steal a car right in front of them, nothing big. Get rid of it by hiding, or just driving around. Two Stars ** - This means you either got in trouble and pushed your luck with the cops, or you ran one over. Running over a cop, and killing it mind you, will automatically give you 2 stars! Not good, don't do it unless you want cops on your tail. To get rid of it, get to the Pay n' Spray or find a police bribe to get it down to one star, and see above for information on that. Three Stars *** - Uh oh. You better start running. Helicopters will come after you; countless cop cars will fly at you, even roadblocks will be set up. This is a compilation of things and it only happens unless you either want it to or for some reason like to run over a lot of people including cops. GET to a PAY N' SPRAY! Four Stars **** - I got just one simple word. Run. In a car though. Now you will have the SWAT team on your butt and helicopters all around and cars and is not pretty. Usually you get this if you shoot a helicopter down. Pay N' Spray anybody? Five Stars ***** - Now you are asking for it. Getting this far is tough anyway, now try to survive. Good luck! Everything except a tank will after you for whatever horrendous things you have done. You must get to a Pay N' Spray or you are going to die my friend! Six Stars ****** - This is suicide. Now tanks will come after you, shooting you and trying to run over you. If you know from GTA 3, if the tank touches you, you will explode! Obviously the missiles will make you explode also. I highly doubt you will survive. Pay N' Spray right away. (That rhymed!) ASSET PROPERTIES You can purchase Asset Properties after Tommy's "Shakedown" mission. These are places in Vice City you can purchase and gain revenue. There are many other benefits of this, as well as the fact of getting 100% in the game. Here are the properties. I have had SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many e-mails about this so I will address it here since that's where people look I guess. To get the final missions, you need to buy 5 out of these 8 assets. Then you need to complete all of their missions. I hope this is clear. -Boatyard Cost: $10,000 Location: Viceport Revenue: Revenue is gained after you complete the mission "Checkpoint Charlie." Generates a maximum of $2,000 a day. Benefits: Free boats -Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory Cost: $20,000 Location: Little Haiti Revenue: Complete "Distribution" to get maximum revenue of $3,000. Benefits: Ice Cream Delivery Missions -Kaufman Cabs Cost: $40,000 Location: Little Haiti Revenue: $5,000 max per day Benefits: 3 extra Kaufman taxi missions -Car Showroom Cost: $50,000 Location: Little Havana Revenue: $9,000 max per day Benefits: Pay N' Spray (not free thanks to JRCbase), Save House, 4 garages, and VC racer missions. More Information: To get more maximum income, you can keep on getting cars on the list and you also get a new car everytime you complete a list. (Thanks to Kevin) -Pole Position Cost: $30,000 ($600 dollars more to gain max revenue) Location: Ocean Beach Revenue: After you spend an additional $600 (You have to stay in the room with the stripper for about 6 minutes because it takes 5 dollars every 3 seconds remember you have to spend 600, thanks to Brenden Edwards) $4,000 max per day. If you consistently go in and out of the first room, the dancers will cycle through multiple dancers, including the white hat chick, and some girl in red lace (Contributed by Cory Brown) You don't have to spend the 600 bucks all at once, I was in the back room for a while and I thought I was in there for the right amount of time, so I left and it didn't say anything, then I went back in, and hit x accidentally, then it said I get my revenue. (Thanks to TimDaQB14) Benefits: ...I think you know what the benefits are of a strip club. More Information: If you spend another 1000 bucks there, you will yet again increase your income there. (Thanks to Kevin) Some additional tips from nick ------------------------------ Here's a tip you might want to put in your guide, is you own property like the Vercetti estate or the strip club or anything else that will make you money, save several times then check the places that will make you money, it'll have like 10,000 dollars there or more depending how many times you saved NON-ASSET PROPERTIES/SAFE HOUSES These are also properties you can buy, but they aren't profitable. They are used as save points. I think it is pretty cool to have multiple save points. I will list their price, location, number of garages/helipads and name. -Elswanko Casa Location: Vice Point, south of the North Point mall and east of the Leaf Links North Island. Features: 1 garage Price: $8,000 -Links View Apartments Location: East of Leaf Links Island and west of the police station Features: 1 garage Price: $6,000 -Ocean Heights Location: Farthest south in Ocean Beach Features: 1 garage Price: $7,000 -Hyman Condo Location: One block east of Hyman Memorial Stadium. Features: 3 garages and one helipad Price: $14,000 -1102 Washington Street Location: Across Ken Rosenberg's office in Washington Beach Features: None Price: $3,000 -3321 Vice Point Location: Shoreline north of North Point mall. Features: None Price: $2,500 -Skumole Shack Location: On the rooftop of a building down the street and around the corner from the Biker Bar. Features: None Price: $1,000 WHAT YOU NEED FOR 100% Complete - All Story Missions - All Extra Missions -All Odd Jobs - All 100 Hidden Packages - All Rampages - All Unique Jumps - All Properties Purchased - All Stores Robbed Rewards for getting 100% (Contributed by _MadMaxL004@aol.com_ ( ): I just completed 100%, useful bit of info - in other guides it doesn't say this...when u complete 100% u get 3 limos parked outside your mansion, plus 200 health and armor and 3 body guards, they await in the room to your left when u come down the stairs from your save point. (Contributed by Bilbo70000) Vehicles get double health as well. Once you get 100%, another outfit appears at your mansion, named "Frankie." It is a white shirt and jeans, and the shirt says "I completed Vice City and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt." It is located in the upper room. (Thanks to Jesse Procknow) I have some quick info on the Frankie outfit you get after getting 100%, in the mid 1980's their was a band named "Frankie goes to Hollywood", they started printing t-shirts as a part of their marketing campaign so they wont become a one hit wonder w/ their song "relax". And on one of their t-shirts its says on the front "Frankie says" and on the back it says "relax". it looks exactly like the 100% outfit, but with different words, this might be why they call it "Frankie". (Thanks to Anthony Taormina) When you complete 100% of the game, every weapon gets unlimited ammo. The strange thing is, if you use a grenade with detonator and try blowing it(after having completed 100% of the game) the grenade will explode, but you can't change your weapon to another but the detonator, and you stay with it and when you press O again nothing happens. (Thanks to stecious) hey, I recently got 100% and I saw in your guide it says in the 100% completion reward section, how it says u get 3 limos parked outside your mansion, this is a lie, or else it hasn't happened in my game, and I have been visiting my mansion often after I had done 100%. I would also like to point out, that when u get 100%, a hunter is occasionally parked at the helipad just south of the strip club in vice city east. (Thanks to elvendale) This is incorrect. Regardless if you have 100% or not and regardless if you have all 100 packages or not, if you beat the game, the Hunter will become available at the helipad at the southern most tip of the eastern island (south of the hotel). I have found that your odds of seeing the Hunter there are greatest if you drive a police vehicle there. (This includes police cars, tanks, and everything in between). Just thought you should know *thumbs up* (Thanks to Deymus) I Just wanted to point out on your FAQ, when you get 100% Completion, the bodyguards aren't exactly for free. I think of them more as mercenaries because they cost $2000 before you can press him into active duty. In case you didn't know, they are armed Uz-I (like other fellow allied gang members) and have body armor cause they stood up to 2 and sometimes even 3 shots from a Colt Python! That's strong! Hope you take this into account on your FAQ. (Thanks to Victor Li) HIDDEN PACKAGES There are 100 hidden packages in Vice City. I have written down your rewards, but not the locations. Look elsewere. ): 10 - Body Armor - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 20 - Chainsaw - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 30 - Python - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 40 - Flamethrower - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 50 - L.S. Sniper Rifle - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 60 - Minigun - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 70 - Rocket Launcher - Ocean View Hotel & Starfish Island Mansion 80 - Sea Sparrow (w/Machine Gun)- Starfish Island Mansion's Helipad 90 - Rhino - Fort Baxter's Air Base 100 - Hunter - Fort Baxter's Air Base STORYLINE MISSIONS *Ken Rosenburg* Mission 1: "AN OLD FRIEND" Reward: $0 Just take this time to explore if you want and when you're ready, go to your hotel safe house and talk to Sonny. Then a (L) blip will come on your radar, follow your way to that to Ken Rosenberg's office and the first mission, that you do for money anyway. Mission 2: "THE PARTY" Reward: $100 All you have to do here is talk to Rosenberg and go get on your new clothes at Rafael's. Then make your way to the Colonel's yacht. After a lengthy cut scene you will need to take Cortez's daughter, Mercedes to "Pole Position", the strip club. After dropping her off you complete the mission. Oh, and the Soiree Suit is now available as a clothes change. Mission 3: "BACK ALLEY BRAWL" Reward: $200 First go see Kent Paul at the Malibu Club, he will inform you about a chef. Go meet that chef in an alleyway and slaughter him up. Doing this is rather easy. Then take his downed Cell-Phone. After that, you will confront Lance, after a scene, some chef's are chasing you around, don't bother killing them, just run towards Lance's car and hop in, wait for Lance to hop in and take off towards AmmuNation. Then return to your Hotel safe house to complete the mission. Mission 4: "JURY FURY" Reward: $400 After you get out of his office, a car will speed past you and hit a guy, and he drops a hammer. Take the hammer and the car and head towards one of the yellow blips on you radar. For the first one, go to the triangle blip and you will see a Sentinel, but no juror. Use the hammer to smash up the car, and the juror will come out, see the car and flee. One down. For the next one, follow the blip to the Ocean Beach Restaurant. Hit him to make him go into his vehicle, and he will crash into a truck. Open his door, take him out, and beat him into submission. You can also just beat up his car and that will do the trick. There is 400 dollars in your pocket. Head back to Rosenberg for his last mission. Mission 5: "RIOT" Reward: $1000, Coveralls available at Tooled Up, and Avery Carrington's missions are available This is a difficult mission. First head over to Rafael's to change into overalls. Not much of a strategy can be said, just skill. The easiest way I found out to do was, drive a car into the gates running over most the workers, then drive into the back of the lot and hop in one of the vans on the LEFT and rapidly ram it back and forth into the other van. One will start flaming and park them next to each other. That will take 2 of the vans out and now head for the third van and drive it out of the compound area and ram it into walls till it flames. Let it blow and there, you have it. Here is an additional strategy from Zany ---------------------------------------- Of course get the overalls and then go to where they are rioting. See those big box trucks. Well steal one of those that are out on the street and then drive it into where the riot is. They open the gates and just let you in. Drive over a lot but not all of the workers. Once the gates are open the workers will rush the guards. Now get all of the trucks to the right side. There is a barrel over there u can shoot. Then run what workers are left won't like u and what guards are left wont like u but they will be to busy hitting each other to hit you. Alternate Strategy from Ben Bird -------------------------------- An easier way to do the 'Riot' mission is as follows: (this is using the weapon cheat so if you don't want to use it, that's understandable. First, use one of the three weapons cheats (r1, r2, l1, r2, left, down, right, up, left, down, down, left is the best in this case). Next go to the fight scene, kill a few people with a weapon, then blow up the trucks with the rocket launcher and hey presto, there you have it. Alternate Strategy from Robert Brown ------------------------------------ I was just reading your guide. It's pretty good. I have an alternate strategy to the Riot Mission. Very simple. No cheating. All you need is a pistol and a bat or nightstick. Get your coverall out fit. Go to the scene. You have to take out 3 of the workers to start the riot. Just pick a guy in the back and kill him with the bat. Move on to the next guy etc until the riot starts. AS long as you are in the back you won't be attacked as the riot rushes forward. You can walk into the gate untouched once the fighting begins. Target the armed guard when prompted to do so and take him out. Drive the truck that is on the left into the empty spot beside the other two. Walk back across the lot and turn and you can auto target the red barrel. Shoot it. It explodes. All three trucks explode. At this time most of the workers and guards have killed one another and you get some easy money a gun pick-ups before leaving. This is not a difficult mission. *Colenel Cortez* Mission 1: "TREACHEROUS SWINE" Reward: $250, Casual Outfit delivered to Gash This is a fairly easy mission. Cortez has found the person who set you up. Go to Gonzalez's abode and confront him. Kill his 2 guards first, and then chase Gonzalez on foot. Once you kill him you will have 2 wanted level stars. Hurry up and get in the Cheetah from the hotel's parking lot and drive to the Pay 'n' Spray North of you in Vice Point. After painting the car you complete the mission. NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THERE IS A HIDDEN PACKAGE IN HIS HOUSE AND IF YOU DO NOT GET IT YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU CAN COME BACK WITH A HELICOPTER!!!! Mission 2: "MALL SHOOTOUT" Reward: $500 Head to AmmuNation and pick up some body armor and a gun. Then head to the Washington Mall. When you confront the courier, the SWAT bursts in. Simply follow the courier out of the mall, avoiding the cops and SWAT. You will get a Level 2 Wanted Level, so they will be after you. He will get a vehicle, most likely a motorcycle, and take off. Hop in a car and ram into him until he wipes out. Then kill the guy if not dead and take the chips from him. Before you head back to Cortez, get to a Pay N' Spray to rid yourself of your wanted level. Get the chips back to Colonel and get $500. Mission 3: "GUARDIAN ANGELS" Reward: $1000 This is a difficult mission. First go get the Ruger at the car pack and meet Lance. You two will go meet Ricardo Diaz and make sure a drug deal doesn't go bad. When it does, the Haiti will take out Diaz's 2 guards and start attacking him. Simply pick them off one by one. If you look behind you, cars and vans will drop more gang members off; try to pick them off when they are being dropped off. Lance will also yell for help, just disregard this; the gang never gets him, rarely. If you are lucky enough, Diaz will survive. After those thugs are dead, 2 Cuban gang members on Sanchez's will swipe the money. Lance kills one of them and knocks him off his bike. Run over and grab the bike and follow the other Cuban through the alleys. Be careful and use you drive by skills to shoot at him in front of you. Once you knock him off the bike and kill him, grab the money and take it back to Diaz. Now you have him as an ally and get your $1000 reward. Alternate Strategy from Daniel Filipe ------------------------------------- I've got an additional strategy for the mission " Guardian Angels ". The problem was too many people in my area (Vice City is really big here) had loads of problems with this mission, so I got a really simple way of getting to it, without much concern. First, to the parking lot, get the machinegun and meet Diaz with Lance. Then, take your position, go up to the edge of the platform and crouch down, draw your machinegun and go into 1st person mode. Then the deal will go off and the Haitians will appear. When the first car appears, target the driver and then fire in a straight line to the other side and you usually get a head shot into the other gangster. Then another car will pop up from behind the first. Kill the passenger first (the other one usually gets silenced by Diaz) and now aim for the street. A van will appear, and the driver will come out. Instead of killing him, aim for the back of the van and when the 3 guys come out, take them all with some fast shootin'. Now go down the stairs, and wait for the other car that pops out from the left street to stop there. Kill the men that come out (the driver first) and then SOMETIMES (in the PC version at least) another car still appears in the right street again. Kill both men that exit, and then that will trigger the cut scene with the motorbikes and the stolen money. Now here is the trick. Get the motorbike, BUT DONT FOLLOW THE OTHER ONE TROUGHT THE ALLEYS! Instead, go a little back into the road, turn left and the right and follow the open road there. You should catch up with the other one really soon. Now, get a car...there's usually one parked halfway through out the road. Get into it, and speed up. The motorbike will soon enter the open road and now just come out from behind, sneak on it, speed up, and take out the driver. Grab the money and bring it back to Diaz...quite simples, and you don't have to do that boring and hard chase through out the alleys. Hope it helps! *Ricardo Diaz* Mission 1: "THE CHASE" Reward: $1000 This is another fairly easy mission if you play it safe. Make your way to the thug's house and look through his window, he will see you. Chase him to the rooftop and be quick about it. He will fire at you in a cut scene and that's all. Do not shoot at him. Make your way across the rooftops and don't fall off the narrow planks. Once he hops in his getaway vehicle, grab the nearby Faggio. Trail the BF Injection to the thug's house safely and don't worry about the thug firing at you though. Just don't get too close. Once you see the thug's hideout the mission is over and you get $1000. Mission 2: "PHNOM PEHN '86" Reward: $2000 In this mission, you need to go back to the hideout that you saw at the end of the last mission. You get a ride from a helicopter with the pilot being "Quintin", really an alias for Lance. You will have an M60 (Hell yeah!) and he will stop in mid air by the hideout so you can kill people. Shoot all the guys in one area, and the driver will move to the next. Move quickly, the helicopter doesn't have unlimited health and if the helicopter's health is empty, then you fail the mission. A very easy way is to ALWAYS shoot the explosive barrels if there are any because it will help. After you killed all of the guys around the building, you will be able to enter the building as the helicopter sets you down by the door. Enter in and shoot right away at those guys. They can kill you pretty easily and you don't want to mess around with them. After you killed the guys on both levels, head up the stairs, kill the guard at the door, and proceed to the rooftop. There you will find the cash in a briefcase. When you get it, the helicopter will pick you up again and you will be taken back to the mansion, for a nice price of $2000 dollars. You get a call from Cortez after this mission, but let's carry on with Diaz 4 the moment. Mission 3: "THE FASTEST BOAT" Reward: $4000 In this mission, he wants you to raid a dock to get a new boat that is supposedly the fastest of all the boats. I wonder why we wants it so will see in the next mission. Follow the red blip to the docks in the far south part of Viceport. The boat is in the air because of a small crane holding it up. You need to get to the controls and lower it. Shoot your way in and kill all the guys, and trigger the switch to lower the boat. There will be more guys on the way to the boat, and as soon as you enter it, you are greeted with a three star wanted level. Drive, with your boat, back to Diaz's mansion, and try to avoid fire from the helicopters and avoid the police boats. It isn't too difficult. Head into the pink circle to finish the mission. One more mission for him. I have gotten several e-mails about the door to the boathouse with the switches for the crane being locked. I don't remember the doors being locked, so I can't help you guys out. I looked through other people's walkthroughs and they have the same thing. I don't know what is wrong, but I will try to find out. If anyone has any idea what I'm talking about and has the solution PLEASE E- MAIL ME so I can answer these people's questions. Contributed by Thomas Finney ---------------------------- FYI I got past it thanks for the reply from looking around it appears to be a glitch in the scripting.... (maybe it is caused by cheats) I restarted the game no problem... just you just have to start over. Here is a good solution from _Mrmtallica@aol.com_ ( ----------------------------------------------- This is about the "fastest boat mission", my game also had the problem of the boatyard doors being locked, but I found a resourceful solution. I don't know why they are locked in the first place, but they were. Get a helicopter from the place with the garages you buy in downtown (I don't remember the name) and take the helicopter to the location of the boat. Land the helicopter on top of the boat and exit the helicopter. Then you enter the boat and it falls, without the switch being hit. Problem solved. Hopefully this helps. Mission 4: "SUPPLY & DEMAND" Reward: $10,000! Wow! 10,000 bucks! That is awesome. But it is not an easy mission. You have to go to a coke dealer and the first boat there gets the deals. That's why you have the fastest boat! This mission is pretty tricky so be prepared. Get into the new boat and Lance will join you again. You will race the others to the point to get the coke. Take the LEFT path, not the right; the right side has too many narrow passageways. Carefully navigate through the channels, but go fast enough so you don't lose your lead. You are faster, so you will have the lead most of the time. When you reach the coke dealer, you get to use the nice machine gun. Yes! Immediately shoot at the other boats behind you, or hopefully not in front of you. After you kill them, or before, Lance will tell you to shoot the guys on the jetty. Kill them first; they can do some pretty serious damage to your boat. After that, a helicopter will come. Shoot that down right away as well, because there is an armed thug on the 'copter. There is one more boat ahead of to victory! I don't recommend blowing this one up because it could damage your boat too. Just kill the guys on the boat. Lance will then drive you back to the mansion for your $10,000 reward. You now get a call from Kent Paul. What's he goin' on about? Nothing, right? HA!!! Just you wait................But he butts in everwhere so lets do Cortez's mission. Mission 1: "SIR, YES SIR!" Reward: $2000 Ooh, this is actually really easy. You have to retrieve a tank and bring it back. So follow the red blip. Once you catch up to it, you need to block the convoy that is blocking it and snipe out everyone that you can. Make sure you snipe the turret! After you do that, do to the driver's side of the Tank, smash it open with a melee weapon, and man the Tank. The military will then activate the self-destruct mechanism. That is your queue to get the hell out of there and fast. Quickly take the tank back to the storage facility to complete the mission. OR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you own the Hyman Condo, instead of taking it to Cortez's garage, take it to yours!!!!! You have to be fast tho, 'cause the tank still explodes. *Kent Paul* Mission 1: "DEATH ROW" Reward: $0 (Only money you get is actually a lot of money from bad guys that you kill, in fact Steve Bond reported that he picked up $11,000!!)-Thanks to Steve Bond. What??? No money!!We need to rescue Lance now, Diaz kidnapped him, that bas**rd. Be prepared to kick some ass when you get to the alley where the green blip tells you to go. Kill all the guys to avoid them when coming back through the alley. Make sure you do that!!! Make sure you killed the guy on the crane also. Once you leave with Lance, take the Sentinel because if you don't that same Sentinel will be after you when you are going to the hospital. There will still be pursuers however in the form of three Comets filled with enemies, so take the shortest route the hospital possible to avoid excessive damage from the very dangerous pursuers. The mission will be complete when you drop Lance off. This allows you to do the next mission. Alternate Strategy from Michiel van Heuvelen -------------------------------------------- After getting my car blown up time after time by Diaz' men from ramming me, I decided to take the dump truck that is also on the junkyard. Now you can slowly drive to the hospital en let them ram you. This makes the end much more easy. The only thing is that you have to drive slowly, or the truck will be tipped over in the corners. Alternate Strategy from Andrew Jennings --------------------------------------- First I got a tank by using the cheat code. Then, when you get to the junkyard where Lance is being held, just run over everybody. After Lance is rescued and in the tank, just roll on to the hospital. You don't have to worry about the pursures, cause' when their cars ram the tank, they will explode. Another Alternate Strategy from Andrew Jennings ----------------------------------------------- First to do this mission, you will need a helicopter, sniper rifle, rocket/bazooka launcher, a colt or another one hit kill weapon, and full health and body armor. Park the helicopter over in the grass or road by the Malibu, and when the cut scene ends run get in your helicopter and go to the junkyard. Right before you get to the junkyard, go to a close rooftop and launch a rocket at the row of cars at the entrance. Then get back in your helicopter, and fly over the junkyard just low enough that you can see everyone, but high enough that you can't be shot at. You need to find a place over by the building where Lance is being held to put your helicopter. Find a high vantage point in the junkyard, like the top of the crane, and start shooting everyone with your colt, since it has auto aiming. After everyone is out, go to the cut scene with Lance and get in the helicopter and just fly to the hospital. Now you don't have to worry about the pursuers putting you out. Alternate Strategy from Andreas Blankert ---------------------------------------- When I did the "Guardian Angel" mission, right when it ended and you see Diaz drive off, run towards the road, his car should be in the middle of it, empty and doors unlocked. Just grab it and drive it to one of your garages. This car is bullet, fire, damage and explosion proof, so there is nothing, except for flipping over maybe, and that can damage this car. I took this car and saved Lance by just running over Diaz' men and did drive-by shootings with my Uzi. Alternate Strategy from bendman ------------------------------- I get around by motorcycles all the time, so when I started this mission I had a motorcycle. I was already loaded from previous missions, and it was timed by Lance's health, so I was in a hurry. When I turned down the straightaway that leads to the 1 car roadblock, I went as fast as I could and jumped off the back when I was about 40' from the guy by the car. I already had my Uzi out, so as soon as I hit the ground I wasted them. Now I shoot the guy running up from the docks, and shoot about 4 people on my way up a ramp thing about 50' in the air. From here I take out everybody with my assault rifle. Now I go back and get my bike from where it crashed by the car, and run over the guy guarding lance, then I take off with lance on the bike. If you usually get around by bike in VC, dodging Diaz's men on the way back is easy, just swerve a lot and outrun them. *Tommy and Lance*( well its not really a Diaz mission) Mission 1: "RUB OUT" Reward: DIAZ'S MANSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not to mention $50,000!! Well, if you do this mission, the reward pretty much pays for the last 2 missions. Your mission is basically to "rub out" Diaz as payback for kidnapping Lance. It starts outside Diaz's mansion on a pink marker. Lance will drive up and show you his weapons in his trunk. Cool. Make sure you have full armor and health because you will need it. Use your M-16 in first person to target and shoot the guards at the entrance. But it is locked! No fear, head around the west side and enter there. Head through the maze in the bushes, killing everyone in your way and entering the mansion. Climb up the stairs to get to the second floor and to reach Diaz's lair. You will have to fight Diaz along with several other guards. Be careful and watch your health, and eventually you will prevail. Diaz isn't that tough. After you kill him you will have control of this huge mansion! Sweeeeeeeetttt! Lets go and do Cortez's last mission Mission 2: "ALL HANDS ON DECK" Reward: $5000 Lots of money for this one. It is an escort mission, and those are never easy. But it is by boat, and you will be ambushed on all sides of the boat. They are the French military trying to get their chips back. You won't let them will you? You need to kill everyone who tries to attack the boat. After you kill the boats to the side of you, there will be a bunch of ships blocking you from the front. Unload on them also. When the helicopters arrive, you MUST destroy them. If you don't guys will board the boat FOREVER, until you destroy the helicopters. Finally, an Apache shows up. Uh oh. This helicopter will start unloading bullets at the ship. Just keep firing at the ship and eventually it will come down. There are health and bullets icons on the upper deck, just in case. If you haven't destroyed all of the ships blocking the yacht, do that now. Then the colonel will sail away. $5000 dollars! Yay! That was your last mission for Cortez, I would suggest doing some side missions and getting some property. But, I will continue on with the missions. *Tommy Vercetti* Mission 1: "SHAKEDOWN" Reward: $2,000, and all assets are now purchasable Now that you have Diaz's mansion, it is time to start taking over Vice City. These next few for Tommy will be self-started, and going to the roof will start them. For this mission, you are going to go to a mall and send a message to some shops by busting all of their windows. Sounds easy? Well, you will have to deal with the cops as well, so it isn't as easy as it sounds. After you enter the mall, the purple blips will indicate the stores you need to destroy. Only when the purple blips go away, you know that you have completed it. A good strategy is if the cops are on your trail, go into the store that needs to be destroyed, and the cops will start shooting the glass, doing the work for you. Once you destroy all of the glass windows, you will have completed the mission, but you will have a wanted level of 5. But it goes after you've done it anyway. Alternate Strategy from Jonathan Plaster ---------------------------------------- I have a different strategy for "the shakedown" mission. It takes a little more preparation but I think that it's much easier during the mission. Before the mission go and get a motorcycle, (I used the PCJ 600 but anyone would probably do) and put it in your garage at your mansion. Also stock up on a gun that you can use while on the motorcycle and get plenty of ammo for it. Now start your mission and get your motorcycle out of your garage drive to the mall and drive through the front doors. Once inside you can drive around to the blips and while on the motorcycle use the L2 or R2 button along with the O button to shoot out the windows while riding. This way you can get from area to area quicker and you don't sustain a lot of damage to your health this way, and it also makes it easier for you to escape after the mission. Mission 2: "BAR BRAWL" Reward: $4000 Once you go to the marker, take the men that you get for this mission to the yellow blip on the map and you will see some guys out in front. Take care of them easily by running the over or doing drive-bys. BTW, the point of the mission is to get into the Front Page bar and find out who is supplying their guards. After you kill the guards outside, go inside to the pink marker and the owner will tell you where they come from. Then a timer starts, don't you just love timers? It will give you 5 minutes to kill all of the targets, and it is not an easy task. You have to go to the security headquarters in Washington Beach to kill the rest. I would suggest the alley next to it. It has some stairs so you can snipe them all, or throw some bombs at them. Once you kill all of the guys in the parking lot, the last two guys will flee on their motorcycles. Follow them and use the nearby police bribe if needed. Hit them off of their bikes and run them over in the time limit to complete the mission. Pretty hard eh? Only one more mission Alternate strategy from Jake Tomlin ----------------------------------- In return I've got another strategy for the Bar Brawl mission. Before you go to kill the guys outside the bar go and get your car rigged with a bomb by 8 Ball (his shop is down near the port, it's marked on the map.) Then go and kill the guards by the bar, speak to the manger, and drive your car to the security firm. You've got two choices, either aim the car for the entrance and bail out, or just drive it in, get out and run away. When you're a safe distance then blow the bomb. All those baddies with the assault rifles are smudges on the ground. Admittedly, so are your two thugs, but, hey, they knew the risks, right? Alternate Strategy from Andreas Blankert ---------------------------------------- An even easier way to finish this mission without preparation is just go talk to the manager and then drive north up the same road and turn left where the blip is. Stop across the street and check out their entrance with all the men standing with pink arrows above them. Simply fire one rocket in there and done... If one survives, just go in there and shoot him. Alternative option is throw a hand grenade or a Molotov cocktail in there. If you completed the fire truck mission and you're fireproof it's even easier. Then just grab a car and follow the bikers and ram them and run over them to finish the job. Mission 3: "COPLAND" Reward: $10,000, then $5,000 forever, see the bottom of this mission for details. Haha, this is a tough mission. At least there is no timer right? But it is definitely hard anyway. One of your men has screwed up a bombing and you need to cover it up. So you think up an intricate plan and that involves changing into a cop's uniform. To do that, do anything to get a wanted level. The easiest would be to run into their car or run over a lot of people. Then, head towards your garage, marked by a yellow blip on your radar, and have the cops follow you into the garage. You need at least 2 cops for you and Lance to change into. Once you get 2 cops in the garage with you, the door will close, and then open with you and Lance in police uniforms. Cool. Now head over to the mall in the police car parked outside which is behind the short wall, and follow the pink marker to find it in the Tarbrush cafe. That is where you will plant the bomb. As soon as you enter the pink marker, dash out as fast as you can. The bomb detonates after 5 seconds, and appropriately your wanted level reaches a small level 5. Level 5?!?! Holy crap! Get out of there as fast as possible and get in your car and drive like you never drove before. The small, speedy, and deadly Vice cop cars will be after you, and try to get to your mansion as fast as possible. If your car catches on fire, bail out but don't go towards the cops and don't run in the middle of a street where a high speed FBI car can kill you. Just a little advice to help you out. Once you reach the mansion, the mission will be complete. The cool part about this is that you will find a $5,000 icon on the front porch of your mansion. It regenerates once every day. That's pretty cool huh. (thanks to _Mixedbag101@aol.com_ ( for a correction) _CactusJack225@aol.com_ ( had a way of escaping easier and it really works well. "When you are leaving the mall, there is a lower area just outside the doors of the coffee place. Down there is a cop bribe that u can get fairly easily. Thus, you avoid the FBI and have a relatively easy time escaping just 4 stars then you would 5." Additional Strategy from Doug ----------------------------- Here is a near sure-fire way to beat copland easily. As soon as you start the mission at your mansion, go up to the roof and get the helicopter. Fly it down in front of the mansion. If Lance didn't follow you up to the roof, or he's not in front of the mansion when you land, then go inside the mansion to get him. Once Lance is outside, get inside the helicopter and make sure Lance gets in as well. Then, fly over to the mall. There is an entrance on the side of the mall (it's the one that's closest to the store you need to plant the bomb in). To the side of this entrance there is an area where you can land the helicopter (it's the area where you can get the police star). Once you've successfully landed your helicopter down there, go about the mission as usual: get a car, get 2 stars, get in the garage, get the cops uniforms, get the police car that's next to the garage and drive over to the mall. Before you go in the mall, park your car on that side entrance (the one which is closest to where you need to plant the bomb) make sure your car is in facing down the ramp so that you can easily drive down the ramp to get to the helicopter once the bomb has blown. Once you've gone in the mall and planted the bomb, run outside, get in your car, drive down to the helicopter, get inside and get back to your mansion (you can land in front of the mansion, or if there's cops at the mansion when you arrive, land on the roof and then make your way downstairs and to the front). I suppose, in theory, your Helicopter could be shot up to the point of exploding by cops (as you're leaving the mall), or that you could be shot down by the police helicopter; but I did the mission twice using this method and was successful both times. *Final Missions* The reason these are classified as final missions are because they relate to the story, but they aren't in your mansion anymore. Also, there are some requirements for even getting these missions to show up. Thanks to Craig Kostelecky, I know now that the requirements are having the Print Works and completing all of its missions, and having 5 other assets and completing their missions. Mission 1: "CAP THE COLLECTOR" Reward: $30,000 Ooh! We are getting close to the end and they will keep on getting harder. If you think this is hard, wait till the next mission. That one took me a LONG time. Anyway, the point of this mission is to kill 6 collectors, and they travel in pairs. The Forelli's are behind these collections after they hear about what you have been doing to take over Vice City. The pink blips mark your properties, and the more properties you have, the easier this mission will be, you will see why in a second. You have to follow the red dot, which marks the first pair of collectors and they head first for the boathouse. You won't be able to stop them from doing that, but you should be able to see them on the way to the next property, Sunshine Autos. You need to knock them off of their bikes and kill them. Once you kill them they get replaced. You need to kill three pairs to complete the mission. You fail the mission if they tax all of your properties, so if you have a lot of properties, then you have more time to kill them all. I would not suggest killing them at the assets because they have big guns and can kill you fast that way. So after you kill them all, you get $30,000 and the final mission of the main story is available! Yay!!! Final Mission: "KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE..." Reward: $30,000, and the completion of the main story missions Are you ready? Cause this is most likely the hardest mission of them all, fittingly the "last mission." I put that in quotations because the game isn't really over yet, there are all the other things to do. Anyway, let us get started. It starts with a pink marker outside of your Starfish Island mansion. Uh oh, the mob is coming because you killed their people. Get ready to fight. You are sending Ken the lawyer to make a deal with counterfeit money, and you send Lance to get the men. But wait, Lance is a traitor! He informs the mob about the bad money and the mob comes and assaults your mansion. First things first. Guard your safe from the guys that come in. After killing a LOT of them, like 15-20 of them, Lance will show up outside the office in the upstairs hallway. Shoot him to get him running and follow him. Every time you shoot him he will go higher, until you get to the roof. Go into the corner to find an Adrenaline pill and that makes this MUCH easier. You will see Lance and the thugs, and a bunch of explosives. Hmm, what to do? Lure Lance over to the barrels and waste him. Ahh, the smell of sweet revenge. Not much time to celebrate, head back to your safe where the mob is after it again. This time it is Sonny Forelli, the big bas**rd with a Ruger, and many people with him. This is the hardest part of the game, and the last part of the mission. Getting behind your desk to take cover is the only advice I can give you because you are going to need some serious skill to get past this part. Pick off all of his guys first since they take less damage to kill, and deal with Sonny alone. It is much easier that way, but it is still difficult. Once you kill everyone in that final surge of guys, you have completed the mission. Congratulations! You now own Vice City and have completed the main story missions! Of course there is still lots to do, but you have completed A LOT of the game! EXTRA MISSIONS *Avery Carrington* You can find him in his limo at the construction site in Vice Point. You can find him pretty early in the game, after you complete the "Riot" mission for Rosenberg. Here we go. Mission 1: "FOUR IRON" Reward: $500 Pretty good cash for the beginning missions. Not. What you have to do is take care of a guy at the local golf course. First, follow the T-shirt to get some golfing clothes...boy he looks like a nerd...and then head to Leaf Link gold course. When you enter, all of your guns will be taken away, and they will leave you with your melee weapon. If you don't have one, there is a golf club right after you go through security. Go to yellow blip on the dot and hit one of his guards. This cues a cut scene showing your target getting away in a Caddie. Follow him with a Caddie of your own. The guards will also chase you, do your best to shrug them off. Either take him out in the caddy, the easiest way, or follow him on the streets. If you take too long, you will fail so make haste. Tip over whatever he is driving, and then run him over to complete the mission. The only problem is if he is using a caddy, and as you all know they don't flip over. So drive-by him and set him on fire that way to finish him off. Another way of doing it-------------------------------------------- If you wait a long time to do this mission, you can take a helicopter and kill the guy with weapons. Alternate Strategy from Sid Davis(this really made me laugh)------- Basically show up at the driving range and then drive the other golf carts that are there into the water. (Bailing out as you get close to edge) I did this figuring that if bad guy didn't have a cart I could just run him over as he ran away. Well Surprise, surprise... he jumps in a Caddy anyway... and it's one of the ones in the water. Apparently he can't swim too well. Mission Over. ;) Mission 2: "DEMOLITION MAN" Reward: $1,000 A lot of people had trouble with this one but I found it pretty easy. The hardest part about this is obviously the flying of the helicopter, but once you master that, this mission is easy. What you have to do is pick up and drop off four bombs in the construction site. First, the blip on the map will point you to a Top Fun van, where you can control a RC helicopter. Of course, it would be too easy unless there was a time limit. After you drop off the first bomb you have 7:00 to drop off the remaining three bombs. That is plenty of time to complete this mission. I recommend going from the top to the bottom so you leave as much time as possible for the hardest one. The thugs that will start shooting you can easily be killed be running them over or chopping them up with your blades. After you drop off all 4 bombs, the mission is complete. Alternate Strategy from C. D'Angelo ----------------------------------- For "Demolition Man", the 7 min. time limit won't start until you pick up your first bomb. All you have to do is fly over and kill all the construction workers and security guards with the blades first. After that, it's smooth sailing...just place the bombs in 7 min. and you're all set. Mission 3: "TWO BIT HIT" Reward: $2,500, Havana Outfit delivered to Streetwear in Little Havana Hey, Donald Love is back! Anyway, what you are supposed to do is start a gang war between the Cubans and the Haitians. First you need to change into a Cuban gang outfit by following the T-shirt again. After you change, drive by the Funeral Parlor signified by a yellow blip. If you get the attention of the Haitians, go after the Haitian Gang Lord. If you are lucky, you can kill him before he gets in his Hearse, but if not it is okay, it is pretty hard to kill him before. Chase him and kill him using drive by, and after either he dies or the car blows up, you will have completed the mission after you leave Little Haiti. Alternate Strategy from Brett Dix --------------------------------- Here's a much easier way to complete Two Bit Hit. You'll need a rocket launcher, which can be obtained from the swimming pool at the Happy Hooker Holiday Inn (near the entrance to the airport). After you get your disguise, hop in a car and cruise toward the target area. As you approach the Cubans, take a left before they see you and then turn right down the alley. Head along the alley for a bit and then hop out of the car when you are close to the target. Look around the corner to your right and you should see the gang lord's car with an arrow above it. Fire two rounds from the rocket launcher into his car to blow it up and kill him. To get out of town, just jump back in your car and carry on down the alley. Turn right to get back to the street, then turn left and follow the road around until you get to the highway. Turn left and floor it... If you do this right, you can complete the mission without the Cubans firing a single shot at you. *Love Fist* These missions can be located at the downtown V-Rock building, indicated by a skull on the radar. You can start doing his missions after the mission "Shakedown." These missions are a sequel to one of the last of the main story missions so these won't be a walk in the park. I think we should get more money for these but whatever. Here we go. Mission 1: "LOVE JUICE" Reward: $2,000 Hmm, I wonder what Love Juice is. Well, frankly, it is a kind of drug. Love Fist wants you to get some of it from a secret source. Get a very fast sports car, or a motorcycle so you can shoot ahead of you. The best vehicle for this is a PCJ-600, but those don't appear out of nowhere. But if you do have one use it here as it will be much easier. Follow the pink blip on the radar to get a pink marker, and make sure you are in your fast car or motorcycle. Honk the horn to signal the dealer to come out and make a deal. He takes your money, and runs without giving you the drugs. Chase him down! That's why you need a fast car or PCJ, he has a PCJ himself. Try to destroy his bike without knocking him of his bike; he has a stubby shotgun that can pack a mean punch. If you have a motorcycle follow him and shoot him from behind until his bike explodes. If you have a car, you should drive-by him. Collect the drugs then get a call from Paul. You have to go to Mercede's house and pick her up. Try to park facing the road. When she gets in, FLY!!!!!! You have a minute and thirty seconds to get to the studio. Take Mercedes and the "Love Juice" back to Love Fist for a mission completed and $2,000. Alternate Strategy from Andy Robson ----------------------------------- On the "Love Juice" mission an easy way to complete the second part is after you've killed the drug dealer go and get a helicopter and fly to the woman's house, you can just about land on the red circle, and you can pick her up as if you were in a car. Simply fly back to the studio as fast as you can. you can make it with 15 - 20 seconds to spare. Mission 2: "PSYCHO KILLER" Reward: $4,000 This mission is where you have to get rid of a stalker, and you know what I mean by get rid of him. But this stalker isn't stupid and he will put up a fight. I have tried many different ways, but I still lose him because the limo is too slow. There is a trick that worked for me in the Brady Games strategy guide. After you start the mission, get a fast car, and put it by the signing area, or by where the stalker takes off. When you get there, the killer will kill a few people, hop into his car and flee the scene. As soon as you do that, get into your high-powered car and zoom after him. Now, just destroy the car and kill him in the process to land the $4,000 dollars. For now, you are done with them, because you need to do some Biker missions before you can proceed with him. After you complete all of the Biker missions below, you can proceed with this last one. Additional Strategy by Ed Novak ------------------------------- Seems that not everyone likes the Devils of Rock Excess. Someone's been stalking the Fists, making death threats and such. Kent Paul asks you to drive the Love Fist limo down to the show, and lure out the psycho killer. First, head outside and jump in the crimson stretch limo, and then drive down the road to the pink marker. Park at the marker, and you'll see a couple of women go into the arena...followed by what appears to be a guy in drag. The drag queen shoots one of the guards, then jumps in his car and takes off. Once again, chase him down! You have two choices now: A) chase him through the entire city until one of you dies, or B) memorize his route and figure out the best place to smash him. The easiest way is to pin him against a building after he makes his first left turn. He'll make a U-turn in the middle of the road, which leaves a great opportunity to impale his car on a lamppost. Once he bails out, shoot him a couple of times to complete the mission. Note: You must finish the Biker gang missions before you can do the mission below Mission 3: "PUBLICITY TOUR" Reward: $8,000 You get to be a chauffeur, but aren't you always? You have to go fast enough in the limousine you are driving so the bomb doesn't detonate, kind of like the movie Speed. Great movie. Anyway, it takes about 140 seconds to disarm the bomb, and my advice is to find a wide freeway and drive along that until the mission is complete. Slowing down enough will detonate the bomb, and slowing down will make the meter rise very quickly. After the bomb is defused, follow the pink blip as slow as you want to the gig and get your $8,000 and finish. *Biker Gang* Mission 1: "ALLOY WHEELS OF STEEL" Reward: $1,000 These missions occur after Love Fist's mission "Psycho Killer." They are located at the Biker bar, surprise, with a spade icon on the radar. The first mission is a checkpoint race to prove your worth to them. That shouldn't be too hard. They all have Angels, and after you talk to the leader, you will see other Angels parked by the bar. I suggest you don't use them, however get on the bike go driving around looking for a Freeway (the motorcycle). This puts you at a HUGE advantage, I can't stress it enough. Once you do that, go into the pink circle to start the race. During the race, do not shoot at the guys or you will fail the mission automatically. Just race. Pretty easy to win the race, just go for control over speed, since it is easy to tip over. After you win, you will get $1,000 and the next mission. Additional Strategy from PoweroftheGOM -------------------------------------- After you come out of the bar, you can either take the Angel, or go looking for a freeway. When you get your bike, go way behind the other bikers (whom are using Angels) and start riding towards them. When you see the pink marker that you're supposed to stop at, don't stop. Instead go near the pink marker, and lightly hit yourself against the biker nearest to you. This is because when you make contact with any racer, the race will automatically start. This allows you to have a huge advantage over the other bikers. Mission 2: "MESSING WITH THE MAN" Reward: $2,000 This next mission caused me a lot of problems, until I realized the secret of how to do it easier. Anyway, you have to raise chaos in the cities, for fun basically. Kind of difficult, the idea here is to raise your chaos meter until it is full. To do that, you must kill people, blow up vehicles, etc. But what I didn't know until recently is that the higher your wanted level is, the quicker your chaos level will rise. Now you might say, why do you need to do it quickly? A 2-minute time limit (it rhymed again!) My suggestion is to get up high, and use your rocket launcher. It is fun and it works. BTW, every four or five people killed raises your meter, and every 4 or 5 vehicles blown up raises your meter. The mission is completed when you fill the chaos meter, and you get $2,000. OR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you got the tank from Sir Yes Sir, just use that. I did it in thirty seconds with a tank. Mission 3: "HOG TIED" Reward: $4,000 The local gang with the burritos, maybe Cubans?? Hmm... Anyway they stole Mitch's bike. Bad idea. You have to get it back no matter what. It is hidden on top of the Ammu-Nation building. A cool way to get there, BTW it also nets you a Unique Jump, is to use the stairs across from the Ammu-Nation and land on top. Score! Anyway, get the Adrenaline pill to make things a little easier. There are many people on the roof and people will come up the stairs to the north. There is a health icon just in case. After you kill all the guys, head down the stairs, and follow the yellow blip on the radar to find his bike in a garage. You might have to kill some guys on the way. :) What am I kidding, of course you will! To get out, go to the left side of the place, and then turn right (north), and use the stairs as a jump out onto the streets. It is not over yet!! They will chase you in Gang Burritos, and it will be tough to get past them. Use the bikes speed and some good driving to get back to the bar and get your $4,000. That was the last mission for them. Now, you can finish mission 3 for Love Fist. *Assassination Missions* There are several missions. Don't get me wrong, just because they are assassination, doesn't mean with a sniper. In fact, some of them aren't with a sniper, it is in the middle of the road. Anyway, enough talk, let's go. You get the first call early on in the game from your cell phone after the mission "Riot", and you can find the actual phone in Ocean Beach, marked by a phone icon. Mission 1: "ROAD KILL" Reward: $500 This is sooo easy. But you only get 500 dollars, so that should explain how easy it is. You have to kill a guy on a Pizza Boy. Not hard. The only catch is that you have to do it before he delivers his pizzas. He has 50 of them. Even then, you shouldn't have a problem. Take him out for the easy 500 dollars. Mission 2: "WASTE THE WIFE" Reward: $2,000 This next phone is located in the east side of Vice Point. You have to kill a jewelry shop owner. Except this time, they are in a car. Oh no! Don't worry it's easy, sort of. Make her car burst into flames is the easiest way, but you can also make her get out of her car and kill her that way. But make sure as soon as you make her car set on fire you drive away quickly so no one suspects you. You will get a message saying you need to split, because it is about to blow. Ker-Ching! Mission 3: "AUTOCIDE" Reward: $4,000 This phone is located in Washington, by the North Point Mall. You finally get to snipe somebody! Yay!! But, they make it hard now that you get to use it. Oh well. What you have to do is kill 5 groups of people in 9 minutes. That's tough! Oh well, let's get started. You will find guns indicated by the blue blip on the map. Now for the victims. The first victim is Mark Griffon, and he is in Washington building an advertising board. Easy enough stop where you can see him and snipe him. One down. The second victim is Dick Tanner. He is in Washington Beach. You will have to take him out on the road, and he is in a Securicar! That spells trouble. My advice is to damage the car before it gets on the road to make it easier. After that, it takes only a little more abuse to take the car down. This is one of the harder ones to do, so if you do this one fast good job! If not, keep trudging along. The third victim is actually a group of people, two to be exact, their names are Marcus Hammond and Franco Carter. They are found by the Jewelry shop in Vice Point. They also "run" off in their trucks, but to make it easier on you, the first one jumps out and starts shooting you. Run him down. The second guy has a pickup truck, take him off the road any way you can. Don't use bumping; it takes too long, so I suggest drive-by the truck. The fourth victim is a breather and a confidence builder after 2 harder victims. He is located on a boat off the shore by Washington Beach. Don't use a boat and risk it, just snipe him, saving time. That's easier huh? The fifth victim raises the bar a little, but not a lot. You have to kill Charlie Dilson in Washington, and he is riding a PCJ-600. Although it is fast, chase him in a car and he will be down in no time. Wow! That's a complicated mission huh? Well, next mission! Alternate Strategy from Ffej ---------------------------- I completed the Autocide mission with NO problems using the following method. It may be helpful to practice flying a helicopter first until you get half- decent at it. Get a helicopter and fly it to the south end of the western island. Somewhere around the airport and military base, you will see some industrial cooling towers with a reddish Z-shaped hotel to the south of it This is almost perfectly west but a tiny bit north from the first big container ship. Behind this hotel is a pool with a rocket launcher in it. Land your helicopter somewhere safely on the lawn, and jump in the pool to get the rocket launcher. In order to get out of the pool, be sure to switch back to your "fist" and jump out from the shallow end. Get back in your helicopter and fly to the J icon on your mini-map. There is a nice wide parking lot next to the payphones that you can land in. I recommend landing in the end of the parking lot farthest away from the payphones, closest to where the weapons will spawn, this will save you a few seconds time later. Be careful with the aircraft, we don't want to lose it halfway through. Answer the phone, then run with X held down to the blue-blip to stock up on the weapons (this is actually faster than trying to steal a car and driving there). Then, run to your helicopter and just before you get in, arm your uzi. Then get in, and take off. As soon as you're airborne, land on the roof right next to where you landed, but as close to the blip on your mini-map as possible. Then, quickly do the following in rapid succession. Get out of the helicopter (your uzi should still be armed from when you selected it on the ground), run as close to the billboard as possible while still staying on the roof, hold down R1 to autotarget the victim, squeeze off a second or two of fire, then get back in the helicopter. If you did this fast enough and if you landed your helicopter close enough, the helicopter should spin back up almost immediately, saving you time. Time for victim number two! Fly your helicopter to the next blip on your map but be careful not to fly over him because he'll be alerted and escape. You want to land on the roof of the building directly across the street from the parked security van. If he spots you and starts driving away, you didn't avoid him well enough when you were in the air; so try the mission again. Once you land on the roof, get out of the helicopter and arm your sniper rifle. If you stand directly opposite of the security van but still up on the roof, you should be able to zoom in and pick him off through the windshield before he even pulls away. You only get one shot before he panics and escapes, so aim carefully and fire. Easy kill! If you don't mind failing the mission, you can steal the security van now and store it in one of your garages somewhere. Anyway, once you kill victim #2, hop back in the helicopter and fly to victim #3 and his friend using the blip on your mini- map. Once again, you want to land on the HUGE roof across the street from where they are parked. Same deal; don't alert them while you are in the air, so you may have to circle around to the west a tiny bit so that you aren't flying over them. Once you're on the roof, get out of your helicopter, arm the rocket launcher you got and shoot the van. Bye-bye victim #3 and friend! Time for victim #4. This one is even easier, but you still need to avoid early detection. This guy is sitting in his boat not far off shore. You should have no trouble landing the helicopter a little ways away, getting out, arming your sniper rifle, and finishing him off. If you did this all smoothly enough, you should have lots of time left on the clock for victim #5. This last victim is in a motorcycle and you need only run him down with a half-decently fast vehicle, so you can helicopter over to him until you are close and steal a car, or you can leave the helicopter behind and simply drive away from the area where you killed victim #4. Mission 4: "CHECK OUT AT THE CHECK-IN" Reward: $8,000 This phone is located in Escobar International Airport, and it is a payphone. This one involves many steps, but really isn't that hard until you have to get away. You must follow this woman close enough so you see her, and far away enough to keep her from being suspicious. The distance meter cannot be filled or you will fail. She will point out your real target, and then you can shoot him. DON'T SHOOT HER! Shoot the guy she shows you. Once you do that run! You will get a 2 star warning and the guy's crazy buddies after you. Make sure you get the briefcase! Then go! You have to return the briefcase to the AmmuNation. There are 2 Pay N' Sprays on the way to it, that will rid you of the cops, but as for the goons, just out run them to complete the mission. One more assassination mission. Mission 5: "LOOSE ENDS" Reward: $16,000 You have to do some things before you do this mission. You must have purchased the Malibu and completed its mission called "The Shootist." Done that? Now let's get started. This phone is located in Little Havana, right across from Starfish Island. You have to head to the top of the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company roof. That's where you will do your dirty work. This is a difficult mission, so beware. Go through the gate to get your weapons, then snipe all the people in suits, or with guns. Make sure you get ALL of them; there is one hiding behind that car. Run towards the stairs and fire with an Uzi at the explosive barrel to take out the car/guards. Sweet. Anyway, you will then reach the ledge that you sniped people from. Use that vantage point to kill more people, and try to hit as many explosive boxes to kill multiple guards at the same time. Once they all die, head to the left side to get body armor, then head to the right side to get to the roof. Kill all of the guys on the roof, even on the billboard. Make sure you snipe them before they can see you so they can't kill you. Once they all die, pick up he briefcase, get into the helicopter and fly away! Land in the pink marker at Escobar International Airport to complete the last mission. Yay!