Welcome to flicko's ultimate Vice city guide! This is the way I would complete all the Vice city storyline missions, in a quick, easy and reliable way. Complete with tips and hints to make it that extra bit easier, this is the guide for beginners of the game. If people do not complete the missions in the same order or the same way as me, then that is perfectly fine. This is basically a help guide full of tips to make more difficult levels that bit easier to complete. If anybody would like to post even more contributions, go ahead, you're more than welcome. So, without further ado, here it is. Enjoy!
Note: The methods I describe have all been completed on the ps2, so I'm unaware of what the outcomes would be like on the PC or XBOX.
Note: I haven't played Vice city for ages, this guide is purely from memory, so excuse me if I miss things out.
Note: To save time, always skip cut scenes before completing a mission.
Note: Before every mission, I'd make sure to get full health and Armour.
Note: To make Tommy never get out of breath, instead of keeping your finger on the sprint button, repeatedly tap it. This will save a lot of time, make things easier and cause less stress towards you.
Note: When picking up a passenger, as soon as they open the door to get into a vehicle, start to drive away, as it will save time.
Note: Every time your phone rings, answer it and get it out of the way.
Note: If you leave a car unattended for any given reason, to make sure it is there when you get back to the place you left it, make sure you keep the driver side of the car door open. To do this, as soon as you exit your vehicle, make a run for it, and the door will stay open. This is very efficient.
WARNING: Unless you are seriously deranged, don't ever play Espantoso, it may deprive your brains and force you to unwittingly commit suicide.
The quickest way to complete the story missions is to complete the following missions-
Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company
A total of 35 missions out of the overall total of 154 will enable you to complete all of the storyline missions in Vice city. Providing you do nothing else beside this (collecting hidden packages etc), this will surpass to 22.78% game completion. However the statistics in game will round it down to 22%.
Alright lets get started-
|Story missions completed-|
|You'll start outside Ken Rosenberg's house. As soon as you can move, get into the Admiral beside the building, and head to the designated area, which is traceable by a pink blip in the bottom radar of your screen. Don't drive into the blip, exit your car just before you get to it, exit your car (make sure you leave the door open so that it will b there when you re-appear), and walk into the pink blip. When the next cut scene shows up, if you aren't very able with a two wheeled vehicle, then ignore it, and get back in your admiral. Now drive to the point located by the pink blip. The rest is pretty much self explanatory and extremely simple. Let's see you do it solo.|
|Hopefully you'll still have the admiral after the first mission. So, once the mission starts, drive to the Malibu club, then drive to the required destination. Now, before you actually drive into the alley, make sure you stay in your vehicle. This WILL save a lot of time. Instead of getting out of your vehicle, drive at full speed down the alley, and don't take your hand off the accelerate button. A cut scene will appear, but if you timed this right then you will ram straight into the chef with your car, killing him instantly. This isn't in the script, you're meant to fight him with your fists. But as you can guess, this saves a hell of a lot more time. The chef will drop a cell phone, which you should pick up. Three more chefs will appear, and instead of fighting them, ignore them, turn around and head for the pink marker. To make Tommy go faster, repeatedly tap the sprint button. A reminder will let you know that you have left Lance behind, but this is nothing to worry about, as he will catch you up. Now get into his Infernus and wait for him to arrive. The rest is pretty much self explanatory from then on.|
|Another fairly simple mission. But here are a few tips to help you out. Once the mission starts, you'll see a pedestrian get run over by an out of control Glendale, leaving a hammer with him. Once you can move, get into the car, but don't pick up the hammer, as this method will make it unnecessary. Then drive to the designated area. There are two areas, and I always go to the nearest one, towards the Pole position club, so I suggest to do that. Once you get to the juror you will see that he is congregating with a female pedestrian. To attract his attention, run over the girl. But be careful, you may hit the juror if not done right. This will worry him and force him to go into his vehicle. He will then crash into a Spand express lorry*, which will drop a couple of hammers from the back. Just like before, ignore the hammers, stay in your vehicle and constantly ram the vehicle. This is a quicker method, as it f*cks his car up more effectively. Eventually he will bail, and make a run for it. |
If you remained in your car (which should still be the Admiral), then once you re-appear back in play, the car will be facing the opposite way, ready to go to the other juror. This is a nifty little glitch, as it saves a heap of time. Now head for the other juror. When you get there, still remain in your vehicle, and constantly ram the bastard until he appears. If you didn't crash on the way to either juror, the car will not set fire, so make sure you be extra careful. Once he appears and then runs away, you have completed the mission.
* The Spand express vehicle is the only one of it's type in the game.
|Get in your vehicle, which should still be the Admiral if you have taken it for a re-spray. And drive to the clothes icon. As always when you exit the vehicle leave the door open, get a clothes change and enter your car again. Now drive to the pink icon. When you get there, remain in your vehicle, as more time will be saved if you do the following; Now drive into the area where the workers are, and go crazy. Run as many over as possible, until the black gates open up. Keep your foot on the gas and drive through the gate. There are now two security men out to get you, but you have a car, so run them over as quickly as possible. This may be awkward as you haven't got much space. However, once you kill the men, bearing in mind you're still being chased by the workers, so keep your foot on the gas, and try to veer your vehicle over to where there is one lorry parked up. |
Try your best to keep ramming your vehicle into the fence beside the car until it sets on fire. Once it sets on fire, bail, and make a run for it until it blows up. The force of the explosion should also set the sole lorry on fire, inevitably blowing that up. You will now have two wanted stars. None the less, One down, two to go. To destroy the remaining vehicles pick up the gun the deceased security guards will leave. And aim at the lorries. There will be a red barrel beside them both, which is explosive. If you aim in that direction you will auto-aim at the red barrel. Now fire. The barrel will blow up, causing the two remaining vehicles to blow up in the process. Now leave the area.
You will also notice that you can now access Avery Carrington's mission, located as an "A" on the map. Don't do this mission, as it's not part of the story. Instead, follow the "C" icon on the map, which is for Cortez.
|Note: You should still have a gun, if not, make sure you acquire one. The closest one is located in the bushes in the Docks.|
Get into your vehicle, and drive to the designated area. Once there, park your car just outside the building, and exit the vehicle, remembering to leave the door open in the process. Now walk into the pink blob, and wait for the cut scene to end. Immediately after the cut scene, change your weapons from the provided chainsaw to your handgun. And instead of running around the railings, jump over them, which will make you appear in front of the man you have to kill, Gonzales. To save a sh*tload of time just shoot Gonzales repeatedly, until he dies. Once dead. Run over to where you can jump off the building, and where you parked car is located. Bear in mind you now have two wanted stars, and jump over the wall and onto the ground. Then immediately enter your vehicle, turn to the right, heading towards the Pizza place and drive through the bushes, where there is a police bribe located. You will now have one star. Now head to Pay 'N' Spray, and drive into the garage. The re-spray will be free of charge.
|Note: If you don't have any guns left, make sure you get some ammunition.|
Once you begin the mission, head over to the destination (Mall). Providing you came from the docks, you should head over to the mall on the car park side of it. However, to make this mission that bit easier, instead of parking your car in the car park and getting out, drive through the gap in the mall over to the other side. Then get out, leaving the door open in the process. Now head back into the mall to where the courier is, and wait until the cut scene has finished. You'll now notice that you're being shot at by the security, and you have to chase the courier on foot, to retrieve a briefcase. The courier has ran down the escalators, which is what you should do. But again to save time, just jump over the escalators in the direction the courier is running.
He will head towards where you car is parked, in an attempt to get on his PCJ600, an make a run for it. If you're quick, you can get to him before he reaches the motorbike, by repeatedly tapping the sprint button to never stop running. As soon as you get close enough to him, press the aim button and shoot him repetitively until he dies. Once dead, retrieve the briefcase he drops and head back to the colonel. Make sure you get into your car, not the bike as the police are after you and running away from the law on a motorbike isn't the cleverest thing to do. So instead, head back to your parked car and quickly head back to where the colonel's boat is. If you're struggling to cope with the police, just near the colonel's yacht is a Pay 'N' Spray. Go in that if you need to, at a cost of $100.
|For a beginner this mission can be extremely difficult. Once you begin the mission, head over to the multi-story car park where you'll find an AK-47 and Lance. Once with Lance, head over to the designated area. Once there, there will be a cut scene when you speak to Diaz. Then Lance will tell you to "Go to the roof across the yard", which I what you will do. |
Once there, to give yourself a better chance of shooting more accurately, instead of waiting at the tops of the steps, I'd edge down a couple of steps, as well as slowly treading over to the edge of the stairs, as far as you feel Tommy will go, to give you more space to shoot down below. Another efficient tip to improve your aim would be to crouch down once at the edge. Not only does this increase our accuracy, but it means that Tommy cannot move, and consequently fall from the stairs, which there will be a high chance of if you remain stood up. Now you're in position, wait.
A few seconds later some Cubans will arrive, from the side where Lance is stood, on the staircase adjacent to you. Don't shoot them, just watch the deal which is going on beneath you with your gun at the ready. Now turn your gun around, and wait. In a few seconds a Voodoo car will arrive, with some pretty f*cked Haitians on board. And that's when you start shooting. After you kill the two Haitians more will arrive in a Burrito just behind them. As soon as you see the Burrito, try your hardest to repetitively shoot it so it sets fire. But don't stop shooting once it's on fire, keep your hand on the trigger until it blows up. If you don't do it quick enough, Haitian will get out, now kill them. One Haitian will go up Lance’s stairs and try to ambush him, so make sure you keep an eye out to make sure he's ok. He'll shout for your help if he needs it.
After those Haitians are killed turn your aim around so that it is facing the opposite way, behind Diaz' car, as another Burrito full of Haitians will arrive. Again try as best a you can to destroy the van, and if you fail in that attempt then you'll have to kill the Haitians one by one. One of them goes for you so be careful you kill him instantly. After that is done more Haitians will arrive, this time in the opposite direction to where you're aiming now. There are only two, one will go for Diaz, whom you kill immediately. And the second one will go up Lance's stairs in an attempt to kill him. So once you kill the first one, turn your aim so it is facing Lance, wait for the second one to get up the stairs, and kill him.
After that is done two more Haitians will arrive, however without the intent on killing Diaz. One of them steals Diaz money and they make a run for it. Lance manages to snipe one of them (with his out of nowhere sniper) but the other one continues down the alley. Now it's up to you to stop the remaining Haitians and retrieve Diaz' money.
What you do is immediately jump off the stairs onto the ground, get the Uzi the sniped Haitian ha left, as well as his Sanchez, and head down the alley. It won't take you long to catch him up as he isn't going very fast. But when you do, you'll have to be careful. Try and maneuver yourself so that your directly streamlined behind him, and constantly press the fire button. If you are positioned correctly it won't take long until you kill him. And when you do, et off your Sanchez, retrieve the stolen money the now dead Haitian has dropped, and head back to where Diaz is.
Here's a little tip to save a bit of time; Once you have completed the mission, get in the Voodoo left at where you completed the mission, then head over to Starfish island. There you will notice the gates are locked. Until however, you exit your vehicle and receive a phone call from Diaz, who now wants you to do missions for him. As soon as he hangs up, you will see the closed gates disappear, and you can now access Starfish island. To get things going, head to the letter "D" on your radar to access Diaz' first mission. But before you do that, you'll notice Diaz' infernus just outside his mansion. In preparation for the next mission, I'd get in the infernus, then immediately get out and run away, so the door will be open. Meaning the car will be available once you begin Diaz' mission.
|A fairly simple mission. Pretty much self explanatory and basic, however there are few tips to help make it that bit easier. Assuming you did what I told you to do with the infernus outside Diaz' mansion, get into it, and drive to the destination. If you are confident in driving scooters then do the mission like this-|
Stop at the pink marker, get out and go to the window. When you are back in play make a run for the roof, and start chasing the thief. Now, instead of keeping your hand on sprint until Tommy gets tired, repeatedly tap sprint so that Tommy never tires out at all. You should overtake the thief about half way through. Once you overtake him, continue running until you reach the edge of the building, then jump off, onto a skip. Beside the skip you'll find a scooter, quickly get on it and drive behind the BF injection which is waiting for the thief. Make sure you part yourself quite far away from the car, as the thief will start shooting at you with a shotgun once he enters the vehicle.
This is the tricky part of the mission, what you have to do is follow the thief, in order to find out where his hideout is. This is pretty difficult, as the thief will constantly shoot you with a shotgun. It is also very annoying as most of the time he pops your tires, forcing you to go out of control all the time. So care is need for this part. What you do is, try and position yourself a fair way back from the vehicle, close enough to see it, and close enough so that the thief fires unsuccessful shots, which will indicate your about as far away as you can be. If the thief starts to get you when you're following him, you can try and nestle yourself behind other cars, so that he shoots them instead. Alternatively, you can drive from side to side, instead of remaining in a fixed position. This will reduce your chances of getting shot. Now careful follow him to his hideout, and..
|Note: This mission is tricky because you have to shoot whilst in a swaying helicopter. May be vital to get some shooting practice done before you begin the mission.|
This mission is fairly difficult, and relies heavily on your ability and accuracy with a manual aim gun. You'll start in the chopper, and Lance will fly you to the destination*. On your way you can practice some shooting. The things you can practice on are as follows-
Lance will then take you over to the side of the building where there will be four people all shooting at you. Two of them are on the top balcony, and two are on the bottom. Try and shoot the two on top first, as they're closest to you, then go for the two on the bottom. One of them is barely visible, you can only see his feet, so you'll have to look carefully to get him.
Once that's done Lance will take you round to the next building, which is green. There will be a bobcat located there, which you should shoot at straight away until it blows up. And then to your left a Gang burrito will appear. Now shoot at that repeatedly until it blows up. Once you've done that to the right you'll notice an empty swimming pool, with a person and an explosive red barrel. Don't shoot the red barrel as it's too far away to kill the person, just aim for him until he's dead.
Once he's dead Lance will then move you again, this time to where some tennis courts are situated. There is also two vehicles; a bobcat and a Gang burrito. Shoot at them constantly until they blow up. If you see another red barrel again ignore it, as it's too far away to harm anybody. There will be two people on the tennis court, which are fairly difficult to see, but kill them as best you can. There will also be somebody beside the tennis court, near a small building. Again kill him.
Then Lance will take you over to the next building. On the roof will be four people you have to kill. One of them is stood very near an explosive red barrel, you can opt to kill him manually, or shoot the red barrel to kill him. There is also two explosive red barrels on either side of the rear end of the building, which do not need to be shot at as they will do nothing. Now kill the remaining three bastards and Lance will take you to the next bit.
Lance should now take you to the front of the Green building where you'll see six people, as well as a gang burrito. Ignore the Gang burrito and go for the people. There are two on the top tier, which I would kill first. And there are four on the bottom tier. Two in the middle and one on either staircase. It doesn't really matter which ones you kill first on the bottom tier, just kill them all as quick as possible.
And now Lance should move you to the last bit in the Chopper. Be aware on this bit, the guns they use are lethal. Speed is a must on this bit, but providing you haven't taken much damage beforehand, you should be fine. There are three people on the roof, all in close proximity. There is also a red barrel behind them, but you'll notice it's too far away to cause effect, so ignore it. Kill the three people as quick as possible and then you've completed the aerial part of the mission. The rest will be on foot.
What you have to do is enter the building, get onto the roof and retrieve Diaz' briefcase. There are, however, a few obstacles. You'll have the M4 gun which is manual aim, but is a one shot kill. As soon as you get to the stairs leading up to the entrance of the building, you should be able to see a person on the stairs. He won't be able to shoot you accurately but you can get him. That's one out of the way. Now go to the top of the stairs, still remaining outside the building, position yourself so that you can see another person to the right, stood behind something, and shoot him. Now position yourself again so that you're in view of a person to the left of the one you just killed, and kill him. Now enter the building.
As soon as you enter you'll see a man stood in front of you, in the center on the first floor. Kill him. Once you've done that you now have a choice; You can continue using your manual aim gun, or pick up a deceased person's Uzi, which is auto aim. Providing you pick up the Uzi, which is what I would do, you then have to kill two more people on the first balcony. One is on the left and one is on the right. Go up the first set of stairs, press the aim button and kill them both. Now go up the stairs, follow your way around until you find an opening, with another set of stairs and a person stood at the top. Kill the person and go onto the roof. Once that's done collect the briefcase. Lance will then arrive and..
Note: You will now have unlocked the second island.
Note: Coincidently you will receive a phone call from Colonel Cortez. Which gives you the opportunity to do one of two missions, whichever one you choose. I'll go for "Sir, yes, sir".
Note: You have to kill a total of 37 gang members in this mission. It is NOT easy! By no means.
* There is a secret in this mission. When you are on the way to the thieves house and you pass under a bridge, turn your aim around and you will notice a man in dungarees making a jump for it.
|Note: Once you begin this mission, fail it or pass it, you will now have access to the second island.|
Note: If you have been following and doing what I've said, you should at least still have the M4 gun, an Uzi and various other weapons. If you do not have any guns or ammunition, make sure you acquire some, as you most definitely need some.
Note: If you need some life, as soon as you enter the docks continue on forward until there is a gap to the right. This gap leads to staircase which will lead to a jetty, which will then lead to health icon.
A fairly self explanatory mission. Requires little tips which will help make it easier to complete. Before you walk into the pink marker, again get into Diaz' infernus, and then quickly get out, and run away, to leave the door open. Then start the mission. When you begin get back into the infernus and drive to the docks. When you get there, don't drive through the gates, stop just outside them.
Now get out of your car and get your gun at the ready, and enter the gates. There will be a pedestrian on one side of the building your trying to enter, shoot him. As soon as you shoot him all others will now be alerted and go for you. One will appear from the other side of the building, so make sure you kill him. If you go to the entrance of the building via the right hand side, then another pedestrian will appear and start shooting at you. Again, kill him. Now, once that's done go round to the entrance of the building, and somebody will run up from the jetty, as well as two people going at you from the left. Make sure you kill them both as quickly as possible. And bear in mind that they have AK-47s!
Once they're dead a mini cut scene will appear telling you the find the switch which lowers the boat. But before you do that, patrol the area to make sure everybody is dead. And you should notice if you go around the building that one more person is to be killed. After the deed is done then go back around to the entrance of the building, where three people will be waiting for you, with there hammers at the ready. As you can guess they're much easier to kill, so simply shoot them. After that is done you should see to the rear of the building a little pink marker, walk into it. Tommy will now lower the boat.
Now, be aware, more people will arrive, 6 of them to be exact, and all fully loaded. Kill them all, and then go to the now lowered boat, and get into it. You will have two stars before you enter the boat, but after you enter the boat that will move up to three stars. Policemen have boats, so they will go for you on the water. However, the next bit is pretty easy, just follow the pink marker and head to Diaz' mansion. When you get there..
Note: You have to kill 16 people on this mission, most of them fully loaded with AK-47s, so be very aware.
|I find this mission remarkably easy. However some people struggle heavily with it, which is understandable, as it can be tricky. The mission is pretty much self explanatory, which requires little amount of tips. When you begin the mission, if you have a vehicle waiting for you, I'd not get in it and get into either the Cheetah just outside Cortez' or a car in the car park just near Cortez'. I'd definitely not opt to go on a bike, for obvious reasons. |
Drive to the destination, and be careful with your car on the way. Once you get within sight of the army surplus patrolling through the town, quickly drive up to the tank. When you get there quickly get out, do not kill any army men beside the tank, go to the right hand door of the tank and enter it. Immediately put the foot on the gas, blowing up everything in your path. And drive to the destination. Do not fret about the detonator, it shouldn't go anywhere near detonation, providing you're careful as well as quick.
|Part one- The boat race|
Once you begin the mission head to the jetty. There you'll find Lance sat in a squallo, which you will drive to a yacht. But you won't be alone, you have to beat four other boats to get to the yacht first. Two boats go in one direction directly forward, and two boats go to the left and under a bridge. My advice would be to go left, for a couple of reasons-
Part two- Getting back to Diaz' mansion.
Here's the more difficult part of the mission. You have to make your way back to Diaz' mansion. But of course it's not that simple. On the way you'll have to face many enemies. But this time, Lance, instead of you, will be driving. You have possession of an AK-47. Immediately when you're in play you'll see two boats behind you, shooting at you. Repeatedly start shooting at them, you'll never run out of bullets. And don't worry about hitting the spoiler on the boat, as it won't cause any damage towards you.
Try your best to blow the two boats up. Once they're blown up, turn your aim to the left, as there will be some pedestrians on a jetty all waiting for you. As soon as you can see them, begin to shoot. There are two explosive red barrels behind them so aim for that. To be honest I wouldn't worry too much about not killing many of them, as they only shoot at you for about three seconds before you're out of sight. But be aware, as soon as they're out of they way turn your aim to the rear of the boat and lift it up, as a sea sparrow will be chasing you down. On the sea sparrow is a man shooting at you so try and get him out of the way first. If you do that you don't have to blow the heli up, but you can if you wish.
After that and you progress further, turn your aim to the front of the boat where another boat will be waiting for you. I wouldn't start shooting yet, wait until you get close to them so you can see who's on the boat. One person will be shooting at you, try carefully to kill him and once that's done you need not do anything else. Lance will take you to Diaz' jetty.
Note- You'll now receive a phone call from Kent Paul regarding Lance. So head straight over to the Malibu and be prepared.
|A big, and very, very difficult mission. Take major precautions before starting this mission, by ensuring you have full health*, full armour*, a hefty amount of decent weapons, which you should already have from previous missions and a pretty slick vehicle.|
As soon as you begin the mission you'll be in a race against time to get to Diaz. So as soon as you begin get straight into your vehicle and rive to the destination. The quickest way I know to get to the destination is by going through starfish island and then through Little Haiti. Once you pull up round the corner and are on the path to the junkyard, as soon as you see gunshots or Diaz' men bail out of your vehicle. Providing you are going fast enough, the fleeing vehicle will go straight into the vehicle blocking the entrance to the junkyard, and will kill at least two of Diaz' men. Which can be very beneficial as they drop a couple of AK-47's. Now progress into the junkyard, and kill another of Diaz' men just near the entrance, and pick up the weapons dropped.
Once in the junkyard you'll see three more men coming at you, kill them. Just down beside a pile of junk will be another man, which you should kill. Once that's done start heading towards Lance. You'll notice in the distance a dumpster vehicle, in which two of Diaz' men will get out. Try not to blow up the dumpster, as you'll need it for later. Then kill the two men. Now, before you go any further, get into the dumpster then immediately get out and run, so you leave the door open. Now go and head towards Lance. One man will be stood near a green machine to your left, and one man will be on top of a bulldozer, as well as another man who will be on top of the large green machine to your left. He may jump down, he may not, either way kill him, as well as the other two men. And progress again until you get near the entrance to where Lance is being held up.
Two men will be guarding the entrance, so kill them, and one man will be inside the building, so kill him. Now run up to Lance and nudge him. Once back in play ignore the money Diaz' goons have dropped, make sure Lance is following you and get into the dumpster in the junkyard. Now exit the junkyard. Once out about six comets will come driving up to you. They are Diaz' men, and they're out to get you. Here's a little tip to bide some time; once out of the junkyard once you see a opening to the left, drive down it. Diaz' men will not follow you, now as soon as you see a right turn, go down it, and continue driving.
Once you're out of the alleyway, providing you've done it right, you'll be outside the pizza place. Now try your best to get Lance to the hospital as quick as possible, avoiding Diaz' men in the process. Of course they're going to catch you up as they're in one of the fastest vehicles in the game. You'll probably be fine though as the dumpster is extremely strong. Once you get to the hospital Lance will get out, and..
* To get full health, go to the pizza place near the malibu and order some food.
* To get full Armour, just across from the Malibu is a gap which is for a hospital. Just below a sign will be a Armour icon, just pick it up.
Note- You have to kill 15 of Diaz' goons, all fully loaded with decent ammunition.
|Note- If you're not good with an AK-47, then I suggest to go to ammu-nation nearby the hospital you've just taken Lance to, and equip yourself with a good amount of Colt pythons. I'd also make sure you have full health and Armour prior to beginning the mission.|
Note- All the time keep an eye on Lance and his health, it's vital.
You should still be near the hospital where you've just taken Lance, and you should still be in the Dumpster. Now, turn the Dumpster around and head over to Prawn Island. Just before you get to the bridge, take a left turn, and you should be near a large building where the Easter egg is. Walk through the doors of the building and it should take you to the top. Once at the top you'll see a ramp in which you walk up, which will lead you to a helipad, hopefully with a VCN maverick on top. Get in the heli, and head to the "V" icon on Starfish island.
Before you walk into the pink marker, get out of your heli and then make a run for it, to leave the door open. Then walk into the pink blip. Once the mission begins your heli should still be there. Get in it and wait for Lance to join you. Then fly up to the top of Diaz mansion and land the heli. Now get out and head into the building. Once in the building head down the stairs, kill one of Diaz' men waiting for you and go down the first entrance you see. Once out of the entrance you'll see a few of Diaz' men, four of them I think, as well as Diaz. Kill his four goons first and then go for Diaz. He'll take around nine shots with the colt python to kill him and pass the mission.
Note- The method I have just described saves you killing around twenty of Diaz' men, whereas this method you have to kill around six.
Once you complete the mission you will now have acquired Diaz' mansion, as well as $50,000.
|Once you begin the mission head down the stairs. You'll see a Stinger with an Uzi behind it. Pick up the Uzi and then get into the Stinger. Now head to the North point mall. Once there go inside and then do as said and shoot all the shop windows. There are a total of 25 windows to smash, 13 downstairs and 12 upstairs. On the radar the circular pink markings are to show that the windows are on the same floor as you are, and the triangular shaped pink markings are to show they are on a different floor to where you are. After you've destroyed all 13 windows downstairs and are running low on ammunition, then there is a gun shop which sells Uzi's on the first floor, so purchase a few.|
Once all 25 windows have been destroyed you'll probably have 5 stars but you'll pass the mission, which will wipe out any stars you had, and also enable you to purchase assets; Malibu, pole position club, boatyard, Ice cream company, Kaufmann cabs, Sunshine autos, film studio and the print works.
|When you begin the mission get into the sentinel parked outside Diaz' mansion, wait for your two goons and head over to the designated area. Once there you'll see two security men with pink arrows hovering above there head. Run them both over, and get out of your car and go and speak to the front page bar owner.|
Once that's over head over to where you're supposed to go, and you should see a lot of security men in a little fenced off area. Drive your car a little up the alley opposite them, turn it back around and ram it straight into where all the men are held up. They will shoot at you and you will bang against the wall, so hopefully your car will set fire. Once that happens, get out and make a run for it. When the car blows up hopefully everybody will die, at that point immediately look for another vehicle, as two bikers ill try to escape.
Once in a vehicle head out to get the two bikers, but keep an eye out for Securicars who will be out to get you. Don't worry about them getting away as they don't go very fast, once you catch up to them try and run them over, it' the best option. Once you kill them...
|This mission is relatively easy. Once you begin you have to attract the cops' attention. To do this simply try running over pedestrians while you make your way to the destination. If you run over a cop then you will immediately get two stars. Once that's done, then head over to the destination, but be careful as you're on the run. Once you get to the garage drive in it and wait for a couple of cops to go in with you. The garage doors will shut and you will steal there uniforms.|
Now you'll need to acquire a cop car. There is one hidden beside the garage, behind a wall to the east. Get in that and head to the mall. Before you get in the mall, when you exit your police vehicle leave the door open so it will be there when you exit the mall. Once inside the mall do what needs to be done, planting the bomb, then make a run for it. When the Tarbrush cafe blows up that's when the tricky part begins. You'll now have 5 stars, and you have to get back to your mansion. Exit the mall through the doors you entered, and your police car should still be there. Get in it, and head towards the mansion. If you're struggling there are a few police bribes on the way, on outside the mall and one near the pizza place. Once you get back to your mansion...
You will now have completed the Vercetti estate protection asset.
You also cannot purchase the Katana sword, which was once available in the Tarbrush cafe.
Edited by flicko, 07 November 2008 - 11:46 AM.