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You play as 43 year old Sammy Bottino, who has gone into hiding because of a murder he supposedly committed in Vice city. However with the death of Jon Gravelli the Don of the Gambetti family, the organization is in disarray and needs new leadership. Sammy being the official underboss before going into hiding believes that it is he, who deserves the title. However, Roy Zito another up and coming member of the family who had stayed exceedingly loyal to Gravelli when Sammy was in hiding also maintains the current position of Underboss, and thinks he should become the Boss of the whole borgata as well. When the two find out the current situation, things don't go too well for the both of them as there is a power struggle. Who's going to be the new Leader? Roy an accused Homosexual, or Sammy "The Bull"?
This game will contain roughly 20 or more missions, and the first scene and mission will be set before Niko's story but the gameplay will be set after Niko's story, but during the middle and last moments of TLAD and TBOGT and also flowing on after them as well. This is where Sammy Bottino's safehouse is, A nice luxury apartment overlooking the whole Park.
It's 2008 and 43 year old Sammy Bottino has just touched down in Liberty City after laying low for a murder he committed in Vice city. He catches a cab to his safehouse and changes into a well-tailored suit. This is because he is attending Jon Gravelli's funeral to pay his respects. He phones up one of his best friends and Capo called Artie Caruso who would be picking him up and take him to the funeral. Once there, Sammy would soon meet and greet his old guys, and also learn that a sneaky slime ball by the name Roy Zito presumably has taken his place as Underboss.
After the funeral, Sammy is approached by FIB agents and arrested for his possible role in the murder in Vice city. He is taken to the police station and denies everything. It is then shown that in a trial due to the lack of evidence and witnesses plus a plea bargain is found guilty of lesser charges of Illegal gambling and is sent to prison for 4 months.
Once his time is done, he is finally released and is picked up by his best friend Artie. With so much hassle going on recently when out and about the family have a debate of who shall take over as Boss. Sammy finds out more about Roy Zito and is enraged when he finds out he's becoming Boss. With Sammy's anger he convinces the capo's to wait and decide again in the future, so they do. Sammy then starts earning with Artie by setting up gambling games and collecting Loan shark money. Also Narcotics trafficking, buying off Dominican Willy Valerio and selling to the North Holland Hustlers.
Sammy soon finds out that Roy Zito is rumoured to be hanging in Ancelloti-sponsored nightclubs, so Artie digs for information when Sammy informs him. In the meantime though, Sammy and other members plan on extorting some new construction unions, by making them buy the Gambetti owned cement brand, and eliminating all the other competitors.
Sammy will now have the option to buy up legitimate businesses around the city, including Nightclubs, restaurants and other chunks of property. To Sammy's delight, a soldier called Danny Romeo in Zito's faction has confirmed that Zito and Tony spent the night together. When they found out about this they called a meeting in a discreet basement the next day excluding Zito and his crew except Danny who actually hates fags. It is said that nor Sammy or Roy would get the position and that was final, but Underboss was still available and Sammy was prepared to fight for his rank.
At the end of the meeting, it's decided that Roy has to be clipped. A first attempt is tried when you hide a bomb under a car that he went to a restaurant in and look with binoculars. You see a man who appears to be Roy wearing a hat entering the car, and you detonate the bomb and watch the car explode and leave. You then hear from Artie who calls you that it was Zito's loyalist and capo Frankie Moletto who got blown up. There was going to be a second attempt, but this time with Roy scared and hiding, there had to be no mistakes.
Artie along with other members and help from Petrovic had found out where Roy was hiding out and armed with his loyalists in a Broker project. When you arrive with goons and Artie, you open fire and chase him down in his car. With his driver dead he gets out and you kidnap him and drive him to a safehouse in Alderney. There you perform a full execution with members using bats, chains and even dildo's mocking him. The Final stroke is performed by Sammy who although feels sympathy realising Roy is only human, puts a quick bullet in his chest, killing him.
Un-mentioned characters in Story :
Cassius Philips : A retired Vietnam war veteran who is now part of the North Holland Hustlers African American street gang. His main interests are weapons, and serves as a weapons dealer for the Gambetti crime family. Whenever Sammy is in need of weapons, he will go to his good friend Cassius. Cassius is 57 and is an associate of the family.
This Activity can be triggered by Calling up your best friend and a Capo in the organization, Artie Caruso. When you call him he will give you a location and the goods you have to collect. You will then collect a Van full of goods and deliver it to the location where the attendants, whether they be criminals, ordinary civilians or even corrupt officials. Once delivered a cut scene will show people setting out the tables and there are a mixed variety of games.
• Russian roulette
• Black Jack
• Slot machines
You can either choose to take part in them or simply choose to "Skip" watch a quick cutscene of the night and then in the end you reap the cash that you made throughout the night which will usually be around $250,000 - 1,000,000. Due to this, some people may now be in debt, if it's a corrupt Official he will give you his phone number and you can call him to get the police off your back for up to 3 stars, until his debt is removed. Others will simply be in debt, and if they don't repay you will be forced to take action, hurt them until they eventually sell their car or something.
This Activity is a common one within the Mafia. In the game there will be certain stores on the Map available that show you which businesses you can extort money from. When you walk in the shop if you don't want to buy something, you can press Triangle, which will make the protagonist ask for a certain amount of money depending how successful the store is. It can range between $500-$10,000 a month. If the store owner pays, no problem but if he doesn't then you will have to use threats of violence to make him, if you kill him the store will be un-available to extort cash from again.
Another lucrative activity performed by the Mafia, however has always looked down upon. You can buy drugs from Dominican drug middleman Willy Valerio for a cheap price, and sell it on to other gangs around the city each month for about $50,000 a kilo and usually sell it to the North Holland Hustlers, with arms dealer Cassius Philips as a close associate the gang buys of the Gambetti family.
You can this mission from the beginning of the game, and it becomes a lucrative money-maker for Sammy. Basically, you can steal any truck or van (see below) and depending on the contents, you can begin to make a serious amount of money. You can usual tell the cargo by the advertisements on the side, so pick the one that is best for you.
Speedo base rate of pay: $3,000
Pony base rate of pay: $3,500
Burrito base rate of pay: $3,500
Boxville base rate of pay: $4,000
Steed base rate of pay: $4,500
Mule base rate of pay: $5,000
Benson base rate of pay: $5,500
Yankee base rate of pay: $6,000
Depending on the cargo, your pay will increase. So a Mule with Electrical Appliances will be worth less than a Mule with Narcotics.
Electrical Appliances +$1,500
Mail and Packages +$2,000
Blank or miscellaneous vans usually carry Narcotics but also have an armed passenger. Sometimes cargo won’t be found but a pay-out of anything up to $4,000 will be given, along with a gang sending out a Vincent full of armed gangsters to attack you…turns out you stole the gang’s money truck. Whatever happens, fight off the attackers and reap the rewards by dropping the truck off at one of the Parking Bays dotted around Liberty City.
Whenever faced with a violent problem and need a strategic plan to get out of it, simply call up Artie and select the Back-up option on the phone. He will then bring himself and his crew of soldiers and associates, battling it out against gang rivals or cops to help protect you.
Unlike in Some games such as LCS and IV where you had so much money you couldn’t spend it really on anything worth of its value, there are now assets around the city that you can buy just for fun, that way it also makes your organization look legal, They will be restaurants and nightclubs as well as supermarkets and other buildings. You can also safe your game at these locations.
Paramedic and Vigilante
There are now 10 knew fugitives that are placed on the LCPD Database, All with the description below for you to take out and get rewarded, once completed all there will be a reward of a special vehicle, see new Vehicle's to see the reward.
Ryan Jeffreys - Gang Boss
Sam O'Reilly - Irish thug
Alim Debroski - Chechen Terrorist
Masul Kareem - Iraqi terrorist
Hamza Vulaj - Albanian mobster
Jospeh Pintero - Mafia associate
Diego Alvarez - Spanish Lords member
Yan Ivanov - Polish fraudster
Chico Mendez - Mexican fugitive
Win Juesong - Triad Boss
Paramedics and Fire-fighters
There will a limited amount of people dying and in need of help when their car is one fire or house in burning down. Attending each of these missions can be triggered in the Vehicle or at the station by swiftly pressing L1, and for each level there will be a higher cash reward. There will be 10 of each mission, once complete each one, you get new vehicles that spawn near your safehouse, or on the street. See Vehicles section for Reward.
Reward and New Vehicles
The Water Sparrow
After you have completed all the 10 Vigilante Missions this will be Unlocked in one of the Heli spaces at the Heli-Port in Algonquin. This Helicopter is Unique because it has the ability to land on water as well as on land so if you accidently get shot down you can land on water and escape that way. Also it has guns on it and can shoot at enemies, better than the Annihilator.
After you have completed all the paramedic Missions which is 10, you will be able to collect this car as spawns at your safehouse and once in it, they spawn all over the city for ever in different colours. It is based on the Audi R8. Once you have it, it will usually be driven around by Rich people, or Triad members.
Once completed all Fire-fighter missions this will spawn at your safehouse. Once in it, it will spawn all around the city and is usually seen driven by American Mafia members. Also it comes in all different colours and is very good at turning around sharp corners and also is quite a speedy car when feeling the cops.