...CONTINUED FROM MY LAST POST.
Keep hammering away at the packages and throwing in the few Taxi Driver fares here and there until you reach 80 packages. Obviously you should keep going, but if you should happen to destroy your heli after 80 packages, getting back to the west island is much easier than it was before because you have the Sea Sparrow. If you have 80 packages and need to get back to the west island for any reason (including to grab a fresh heli), do the following...
|Grab an Ambulance. If you're near a hospital, good|
enough. If not, use your fists to lay out a few peds and
one will be delivered to you. Take it and go to the bridge
to Starfish Island. Drive the Ambulance in between the
rails as seen in the first pic. It may appear stuck, but
keep your wheels turned and your foot on the gas and
you will squeeze through. Once you do, hug the
passenger-side rail so Tommy has room to get out. Get
out and hop on top of the Ambulance as in the second
pic. You want to run and jump to the left of the black
fence. The bush is solid a bit off of the ground, so try to
jump as far as you can as in the third pic.
Once you have all 100 hidden packages, the Hunter is now available to you. However, it is deep inside of Fort Baxter which has the army there that does not take kindly to civilian intruders and is only accessible from the air. So the best thing for you to do now is save. You can purchase Hyman Condos and save there, or just save at Skumhole and use the Police Maverick. Either way, you will need to take a heli and approach Fort Baxter from the north. As you approach, if you see army men spawning, turn back and try again. Or if you don't notice until it's too late, reload your game and try again. Repeat the process until your approach shows no army men in the section where the Hunter is kept. Now land your heli, get out and get in the Hunter. Once the Hunter spins up, GET OUT OF THERE.
Take the Hunter to the East Island and start Brown Thunder by pressing the sub-mission key. Brown Thunder is Vigilante, but in the Hunter. In the Hunter, it's actually quite easy and you remain relatively safe throughout the 12 levels you must pass. Simply hover somewhere near where the criminals are and use your machine gun. Yes, the rockets are more fun, but they require aiming and attract a lot of police attention. The machine gun will not only auto-aim, but it will generally not attract police attention as long as you're not shooting the innocent. Once you pass level 12, you can end the mission. If you're still airborn, you might as well land on the west island.
By now, you should have all 100 packages, passed level 12 in Vigilante/Brown Thunder, completed all 3 stadium events, have the Film Studio Unique Jump, as well as at least a fair share of Taxi Driver fares completed. Where to go from here is up to you. I recommend Paramedic and Pizza Boy Mission as they will yield benefits that will help you throughout the game. If you want to do Firefighter, it's not that hard. Until the west island is open, being able to do Firefighter isn't easy because you need to have access to a Fire Truck, which is only available in the west island. What I do is I grab teh Molotov Rampage by the lighthouse in the southeast corner of VC. During that mission, a Fire Truck will be brought to you. Once you pass that Rampage, hop on in and get it out of the way.
From there, you have quite a few things to do to get to 100%. Everything listed above is all the ones that will actually yield anything. It's probably a good idea to get the Rampages and Unique Jumps out of the way so you don't lose track of which ones you've done. You also have stores to knock off as well as some things you just can't do until later, like the shooting range, one of the Top Fun missions, and the Sparrow checkpoint missions. Otherwise, you're off to the missions. For help with the rest of 100%, you can consult the many maps/pics from thegtagarage.com or consult the 100% checklist at gamefaqs.com. That is beyond the scope of this tutorial. I just wanted to get you started in the right direction and you are now well underway
Be sure to post if you got to 100% with the help of this guide
If you need any help along the way, don't forget to visit my Save N Play Vice City
thread for assistance.
Edited by Spuds725, 27 October 2005 - 04:45 AM.