..:: VICE CITY VS. MIAMI VICE ::..
This topic is a comparative look at R*’s imitations of Vice City’s real life Miami counterparts.
I Started Watching the Series, So i'm gonna post all Similarities that i'll Find. Enjoy.
1. Theme Song:
GTA Vice City and Miami has almost the same Intro Song Theme.
Miami Vice and GTA Vice City are both set in Miami in the 80's, and both have "Drug Dealers" as a main story.
3. Ricardo Diaz :
Diaz looks like Juan Carlos Silva (Season 2 Episode 6), a dealer and Short too, and he have a Mansion. He Also wanted to have a Speedboat race.
4. Downtown Police Station:
The Serie's Police station is almost the same as Vice City's Downtown Police Station
Crockett, Drives a Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS, a Stinger in Vice City.
6. Cuban and Haitian Gangsters:
Some gangsters that looks like the Cuban and Haitian gangs in Vice City, Appears in Miami Vice.
7. Crockett's Theme:
On of the main soundtrack in the series is played in Vice City's Radio "Emotion 98.3"
8. Lance Vance:
A primary character in the game, is voiced by Philip Michael Thomas, who portrayed Tubbs in Miami Vice. Both Vance and Tubbs also share thirst for revenge for the deaths of their brothers at the hands of drug dealers.
The Speedboat in the game is the same in the Series. And the first image looks Identical to the one on the Down-Left corner of the box art (Thanks to TonyMontanaCDL).
10. Hillary :
Except the Hair Color, Hillary looks like Jimmy Borges (Episode 1 Season 2).
11. Officer Cracker and Officer Butts:
The two undercover officers that pursue you in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories are named Officer Cracker and Officer Butts. They are named after, and strongly resemble, "Sonny Crockett" and "Ricardo Tubbs", the primary characters from the show. Furthermore, the Cheetah itself is styled after the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, Crockett and Tubbs' vehicle of choice in the latter three seasons of the show.
There is some peds who looks like the show's main characters.
13. Phil Collins:
Phil Collins is a guest star in an episode of the show, as well as Vice City Stories.
14. In The Air Tonight;
The well known Phil Collins' song is played during a scene in the show, and in Vice City Stories "Emotion 98.3" Radio, and in a mission cutescene.
In the show's opening, there is a still of a building similar to the one in the mission "G-Spotlight".
16. Pole Position:
The Vice City's "Pole Position" looks like the "Sex World" strip club.
17. VCPD Cheetah:
The VCPD Cheetah is a reference to Crockett's Ferrari Testarossa. (Thanks to Markwey )
18. Ricardo Diaz:
A primary character in the game, is voiced by Luis Guzman, who was a special guest in Miami Vice.