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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:44 AM

The canonicity of GTA Advance is debateable - not only is it the only GTA game to not be primarily developed by a Rockstar studio, it does not feature on Rockstar's Official Grand Theft Auto Website, it is also the only top-down game in the GTA III Era and is the only avaliable GameBoy Advance game in the GTA III Era.

So guys, what you you think? Do you reckon GTA Advance is canon to the GTA III Era or not?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:21 AM

8-Ball exists in the game, so I think that's proof of its canon-icity.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

Yes. 8-Ball, King Courtney, Asuka and Misty were in the game and those characters appeared in GTA III. When you play GTA Advance you will also see many similarities to GTA III because the games are set in the same area.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:46 AM

Yes, III-era. It was released after Vice City, so it's in the same time area. And as others said, the characters and area.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:09 AM

QUOTE (jnzooger @ Sunday, May 6 2012, 10:54)
It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.

Although no characters from GTA IV appeared in Chinatown Wars.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

yes

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Depends..

By the way: the fact that he same characters appear doesn't mean that it's canon.

By the way: I hate the word "canon". I think they should let the fans decide what they consider as canon or not.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Didn't the accident with 8-Ball's hands happen in GTA Advance?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

If I remember right, then GTA Advance was supposed to be an exact copy of GTA III but just in 2D. That was the case until Rockstar decided to create new characters and create a new story for the game! The game nevertheless has some characters from III so I would say it's a canon to GTA III.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:34 AM

QUOTE (YungLive201 @ Monday, Dec 17 2012, 17:03)
Didn't the accident with 8-Ball's hands happen in GTA Advance?

Yes, and this is canon. As proof of the old Liberty Tree website for III. It says he burned his hands from hot grease during a police raid. (before the events of III)

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (jnzooger @ Sunday, May 6 2012, 10:54) It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.
Although no characters from GTA IV appeared in Chinatown Wars.

 

 

Almost every character in CW was in the police database in IV.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

 

 

QUOTE (jnzooger @ Sunday, May 6 2012, 10:54) It's as canon to III as Chinatown Wars is to IV.
Although no characters from GTA IV appeared in Chinatown Wars.

 

 

Almost every character in CW was in the police database in IV.

 

Umm, yeah. I know. I was just pointing out that characters from IV don't physically appear in CW (or the other way around), despite that they're both in the same canon. Unlike some III characters appearing in Advance (which are also in the same canon).


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

Game is 2D, but some characters from GTA III are in GTA Advance, so GTA Advance is member of GTA III era.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:02 PM

It's not. Liberty City in GTA Advance looks too different. I also don't think the story fits between LCS and III.

 

I consider it a spinoff.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:15 AM

WTF.... How can you expect exact same PS2-PC III's Liberty City to a Game Boy?! Simply some things aren't applicable to some platform.

 

And yes, it takes place before GTA III and after LCS.

 

Asuka Kasen was there and taking care of the Kasen yakuza after Kazuki was killed in LCS.

 

And during Shoreside Vale mission, 8Ball's got busted which is why he met Claude in III. 

 

King Courtney fled after the final battle with Mike and that's why he's calling Claude through phone in III.

 

Cisco, the leader of colombian cartel was killed and Miguel re-take the position as the leader with the dominating Catalina in III.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

Why would Rockstar just ask another company to make a game based on theirs, and not care if it would screw up the continuity....?


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:40 AM

It's GTA 3 era cannon, see characters and the city, give some backround info about GTA3 acutally


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:39 AM

of course...


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:50 PM

it's too bad to be part of the GTA Francise.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

Asuka had trust issues with Mike since he's affiliated with the cartels. Therefore she orders Claude to kill his former employer before receiving further any work.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

Gta Advance is Canon Because
How else did 8ball end up in jail

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:18 AM

This is explained on GTA III website. 


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

I would prefer reading about Advance's story in Wikipedia instead of playing it. And plus, I don't own a DS. And also, its a prequel for GTA III chronologically. (GTA:A- 2000< GTA:III- 2001)
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:35 AM Edited by CasualSergiu, 23 August 2014 - 04:35 AM.

I would prefer reading about Advance's story in Wikipedia instead of playing it. And plus, I don't own a DS. And also, its a prequel for GTA III chronologically. (GTA:A- 2000< GTA:III- 2001)

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As a matter of fact GTA A's story isn't all that bad. If only it wasn't for the way the game looked. It is a pain to watch it.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:33 AM

Thanks for correcting :) And atleast, the game should have used III engine and made available for PS2, PC and Xbox. But, as time flies by, its been 8-9 years the time of its release. I hope there might be a rebooted version for it.
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