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    Law Enforcement/Wanted Level Guide by Metroidude477

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    FAQ Started: May 4th, 2009
    Written By Metroidude477
    ASCII art by: Metroidude477
    Original Version finished: June 18th, 2009
    Email: metroidude47@yahoo.ca
    Current Version: 1.05
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    Hi, Metroidude477 here with my GTA: Chinatown Wars Wanted Level & Law Enforment
    Guide. I just got GTA: CW and have been playing it a lot recently, and found
    the LCPD really annoying. You get wanted levels for really minor things such as
    softly bumping a Police Patrol with a car, yet when I blow up a gas station the
    police do nothing, and so I've decided to write this guide on all you need to
    know about the LCPD within this game. I will be happy to take in any comments,
    suggestions, etc, just E-Mail 'em to me at metroidude47@yahoo.ca and I'll
    add in your contribution (If you have one) and credit you in the credits
    section. So, good luck, load those SMGs, and blast away.
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    Use Ctrl + F (For Windows users) and enter the number on the right to skip to
    that section.
    1. Introduction                         [1.0]
    2. Table of Contents                    [2.0]
    3. What's Law & What's Not              [3.0]
    4. Wanted Levels                        [4.0]
        a) One Star Wanted Level            [4.1]
        b) Two Star Wanted Level            [4.2]
        c) Three Star Wanted Level          [4.3]
        d) Four Star Wanted Level           [4.4]
        e) Five Star Wanted Level           [4.5]
        f) Six Star Wanted Level            [4.6]
    5. Law Enforcements                     [5.0]
        a) One Star                         [5.1]
        b) Two Stars                        [5.2]
        c) Three Stars                      [5.3]
        d) Four Stars                       [5.4]
        e) Five Stars                       [5.5]
        f) Six Stars                        [5.6]
    6. Tricks of the Trade                  [6.0]
        a) Weapon Tips and Tricks           [6.1]
        b) Vehicle Tips and Tricks          [6.2]
        c) Survival Tips and Tricks         [6.3]
    7. End Guide                            [7.0]
        a) Credits                          [7.1]
        b) Copyright                        [7.2]
        c) Contact Information              [7.3]
        d) Version History                  [7.4]
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    Many things in GTA aren't so realistic. In this section I'll be covering what's
    breaking the law and what's not in the unpredictable grounds of Liberty City.
    (Thanks to Gta.Wikia.com for the info)
    Actions that don't get you a wanted level:
    - Displaying a firearm (Such as a Rocket Launcher, lol)
    - Wielding a melee weapon (Such as a chainsaw)
    - Speeding, running red lights, driving off road, etc.
    - Jumping on people's cars
    - Drug Dealing (Unless spotted)
    - Breaking property (Such as street lights, gas stations, etc)
    - Jumping off high grounds
    - Creating road blocks
    - Driving a military vehicle (Such as a tank)
    - Driving illegally stolen vehicles
    - Entering contruction sites
    - Crossing roads illegally
    - Posing as a police officer, paramedic, taxi driver, firefighter, etc
    - Aiming weapons at civilians
    There are probably more, but I just took a few from the GTA Wikia, credit goes
    to them. If there are any I missed, please E-mail me and I will happily add in
    your contribution.
    Actions that DO get you a Wanted Level:
    - Attacking, ramming or killing a Police Officer
    - Attacking or killing a civilian with an officer nearby
    - Throwing a grenade or Molotov Cocktail with an officer near by
    - Shooting a firearm with an officer nearby
    - Carjacking with an officer nearby
    - Hitting, carjacking, or attacking a police vehicle in any way
    - Performing a Drive-By with an officer near by
    - Being spotted in a vehicle with its alarm set off
    - Driving through the toll gate without paying the $5 fare
    - Attacking a law enforcement vehicle with a cop nearby
    - Blowing up a gas station and harming someone in the process
    - Firing the Rhino's (Tank) Cannon a few times, even if it doesn't hurt anyone
    Once again, the info was taken from the GTA wikia, so all credit goes to them.
    If I've missed anything, you know what to do (Email me).
    So as you can see, GTA ain't the most realistic games around. I mean come on,
    you'd think the cops would be pretty freaked out if you wield a rocket launcher
    or drive a tank down the street, but then again, this is GTA, and games aren't
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    In this section I'll be covering everything you need to know about wanted
    levels. What kinds of Police Enforcements will be used, etc. First off, you'll
    need to actually HAVE a wanted level. To get one, piss off a cop by stealing,
    attacking, or killing civilians or cops themselves. First of all, if you've
    commited any crime from the list above in front of a cop, then you'll get a
    wanted level and the cops will try to arrest you. If you've been knocked down
    near a cop, then the cop will hold you at gunpoint, thus busting you. When you
    get busted, a few hours of ingame time will pass and you will appear at the
    nearest police station, with a few hundred dollars gone used to bribe the cops
    to let you out. All your weapons and body armor will also be gone, as well as
    any drugs you might have on you. The higher your wanted level, the harder the
    cops will try to bring you down. I will list below all the details on each
    level as well as tips for survival.
    Thw Wanted System in GTA Chinatown Wars is rather unique. Unlike previous GTA
    games, the main way to level down your wanted stars are to disable police
    vehicles. To do this, crash in to them at high speeds, make them crash into
    walls, or just leave them to crash each other. Another way of disabling cop
    cars are to have an explosion nearby to knock 'em out. It doesn't count if
    they blow up themselves, so don't go on shooting the cars. After they're
    disabled, a red X will appear from the disabled vehicle and move to the top
    right of the top screen, crossing out one of the whatever number of vehicles
    needed for that particular level, so say you have 4 stars, then you'll need to
    disable 4 cars to move down one level, and so on. Note that disabling a cop
    vehicle does not kill the cop inside it, so watch out if they come out and try
    to bust you. Oh yeah, disabled vehicles also wont work if you try to drive 'em.
    One Star Wanted Level           [4.1]
    You've probably commited a small crime and got on an Officer's nerves. This
    wanted level is really minor, and will disappear over time if you are well hid
    without Law Enforcements nearby. Or if you're in a hurry, disable a police
    vehicle and get away until the bottom screen remains blue (Indicating your out
    of the cops' sight) which will get you an instant safe (Well, grey flashing
    stars anyway).
    How to get:
    - Attack or kill a civilian
    - Attack or kill a Police Officer
    - Carjacking any vehicle with an Officer nearby
    - Throwing a grenade or Molotov Cocktail
    - Using a chainsaw with a cop nearby
    - Driving through the toll booth without paying the fare
    - Damaging a Police Vehicle in any way
    - Spotted in a car with its alarm set off
    - Using the flamethrower
    - Firing the Rhino's cannon, even if it doesn't hurt anyone
    - *Blowing up a Gas Station and harming a group of people
    * Blowing up a gas station gets you different Wanted levels, depending on the
    amount of people you hurt, but it's usually 1 or 2 stars, but most of the time
    the cops don't care if you cause a Boom.
    Law Enforcements:
    During this level, cops'll pursue you in attempt to hit you with their night
    sticks. If you get spotted by a cop car, the car'll slowly chase after you in
    an attempt to run you over. Beware, if you get pulled out of a car or knocked
    down with a cop nearby, you be busted. Oh yeah, if you for whatever reason
    come in view of an airbourne police heli (No, not the ones flying ones flying
    over the bridges), the helicopter'll pursue you and shoot at you with its gun.
    How to escape this wanted level:
    Easy, just hide it out somewhere and wait for the star to disappear. Be warned,
    you won't be safe just that moment. After the lit star disappears, a gray star
    will be flashing, which means you're under suspicion, so don't commit any more
    crimes before the flashing star dies down. If you do, all your stars'll be
    back. If you want, you could go to a Pay 'n' Spray (I don't see why you would
    wanna do that, this level is wayy to easy to avoid). Another way of relieving
    you of any amount of stars you have is to save at your safe house. When you go
    back outside, the stars'll be gray and flashing. The final tactic is to disable
    police cars. After you disable one, make a quick getaway and the star'll
    disappear and the usual gray flashing star'll take its place.
    Additional Notes:
    It's always a good idea to quickly get rid of this star ASAP. You might not
    think it's soo serious, but if you commit any additional crimes this star might
    start multiplying, so watch out.
    Two Star Wanted Level            [4.2]
    You've probably retaliated Law Enforcements and now they'll actually TRY to get
    you. Police Cars'll pursue you and ram you, cops'll be more violent, etc. This
    level is easily escaped by using Pay 'n' Sprays or disabling Police Vehicles.
    How to get:
    - Retaliate Law Enforcements
    - Kill a cop
    - Blow up a Cop Vehicle
    - Kill a large amount of civilians in a short time
    - Blowing up a large number of vehicles
    - Blowing up a Gas Station while hurting more then 4 people (Need confirming)
    - Destroying a Helicopter
    - Excessive use of grenades or Molotovs
    - Suprise bust when Drug Dealing
    Law Enforcements:
    At this stage, Police cars'll start to pursue you at a pretty good speed, and
    cops'll start shooting pistols at you. Police cars are arguably more aggresive
    at this point, and they'll often be more then one on your tail. Cops'll be
    taking cover behind cars if you decide to fight them, and you'll probably be
    run over then shot to death.
    How to escape with wanted level:
    The best way to shake this one off is to just disable the Police Vehicles. You
    only need to crash 3 for you to be safe, so why not? Hiding no longer works at
    this level, but you can still Pay 'n' Spray if you want to. Or yeah, in order
    for you to use the Pay'n'Sprays, there can't be any cops around.
    Additional Notes:
    This is still one of the easier wanted levels, with efficent ways of getting
    away from the cops. Try not to provoke the police any more at this level, since
    3 stars is a pain in the butt.
    Three Star Wanted Level           [4.3]
    This is when it starts to get dirty. The LCPD is finally taking you seriously.
    There'll be a police helicopter on your tail shooting bullets at you, police
    cars everywhere, and cops gunning you down. A few NOOSE Enforcers with NOOSE in
    'em will also start appearing, so stay alert.
    How to get:
    - Retaliate Law Enforcements
    - Kill a large amount of civilians in a short time
    - Blowing up a large number of vehicles
    - Extreme use of grenades or Molotovs
    Law Enforcements:
    Hehe, fun! A police heli'll start to pursue you and shoot at you, police cars
    around every corner, cops swarming sidewalks, and some NOOSE Enforcers banging
    into you.  Cops shoot at you on sight, and want you more dead then arrested.
    How to escape with wanted level:
    You'll need to disable a total of 6 cop cars to evade arrest or death, but
    that's still kind of easy. Why? Cause since there's so many cop cars around,
    it'll be easier to find one to disable. Pay'n'Spray is literally impossible
    now, with that Chopper around. Saving your game in a safehouse also instantly
    turns all stars flashy gray.
    Additional Notes:
    For a quick kill on Police Helicopter, throw a molotov at it. If angled right
    (Just aim at it) the Heli'll instantly burn down and explode. Oh yeah, if you
    need some health, try to find a NOOSE Enforcer and get in. Entering an
    Enforcer'll instantly give you full body armor. Ambulances also give 20% of
    your health back.
    Four Star Wanted Level           [4.4]
    Well, your a big problem for the LCPD now. They'll dispatch alot more NOOSE
    Enforcers & Police Cruisers now, and sometimes even the FIB'll join in. The
    heli is still on  your tail, and roadblocks made of NOOSE Vans are common now.
    How to get:
    - Retaliate Law Enforcements
    - Kill a huge number of civilians in a short time
    - Destroying two or more helicopters, or a bunch of vehicles
    Law Enforcements:
    Aside from the usual Police Patrols and cops, choppers, NOOSE Enforcers and
    sometimes the FIB will also give chase. The NOOSE are armed with Micro SMGs, so
    you can kill them for some ammo. The FIB can be deadly, they'll first try to
    run you over, and then gun you to death, with the occasional bust if they see
    the opportunity. The FIB are armed with Micro SMGs, in their FIB Ranchers
    (Which make surprising good vigilante vehicles), and are easily distinctive in
    their gray outfits. Now I'm not  quite sure on this, but I do think that at 4
    stars and up helicopters will drop SWATs down if you stand below them for too
    How to escape with wanted level:
    Disable 10 police cars and you're safe, easy if you can find a fast and durable
    car like the Sabre GT or Turismo. Don't head for Pay'n'Spray, it's impossible
    to use at this level. Remebr, saving at a safehouse (No, PDA save doesn't work,
    though you can restart the game after you quicksave to respawn at your nearest
    safehouse, wanted level free) also gets you safe. By the way, completing a
    mission will also clear any wanted levels you've obtained.
    Additional Notes:
    Note that the FIB won't appear until you first meet Heston, and that Taxis also
    won't take you as a fare (considering you're "Dangerous"), and most pedestrians
    will have disappeared by this level, but some cars are still present.
    Five Star Wanted Level           [4.5]
    Liberty is officially declaring you as a federal problem now (Yay). They'll
    send out the FIB to hunt you down, along with an heckload of cops. More NOOSE
    appear now, with Agents alongside them. Prepare for a fight.
    How to get:
    - Retaliate Law Enforcements
    Law Enforcements:
    Said before, the Cops, NOOSE, SWAT (From Helicopters), and FIB are all in.
    Bulletproof Taxis are a good choice now, since Agents and NOOSE on foot will
    want you dead with their Micro SMGs.  Look out for Choppers droppping down SWAT
    and firing at you with their machine guns. Remember, you can always bust a heli
    by throwing a Molotov at it, or if you wanna go Rambo, Assualt Rifles and RPGs
    work well too.  Watch out for road blocks, as well as incoming cars from all
    How to escape with wanted level:
    Save in a safehouse, disable 15 cars, or complete a mission. Those are your
    only three options of getting out of this one. No Pay'n'Spray, no hiding. Try
    to avoid traveling on foot, always get in a rancher or Patrol for a quick
    Additional Notes:
    Remember, Enforcers always give you free body armor when you get in them, but
    only once per car. Getting into Patrols or Ranchers give you 5 shotgun shells,
    so use em in case you're low on ammo.
    Six Star Wanted Level           [4.6]
    Congratulations, you've made it to the highest of wanted levels, the peak of
    Law Enforcements, the almighty Six Stars. You've been classified as Global
    Terror, and so Liberty has made the decision to send out the Army on you. At
    this level, there's no more fooling around. The Army wants you dead, NOW. Do
    your best and avoid tanks at all cost. Get ready for one last showdown.
    How to get:
    - Retaliate Law Enforcements
    Law Enforcements:
    The Army in their fancy old tanks are out to hunt you down. Don't be stupid and
    try to steal one (Like me), their doors are locked. Tanks are near invincible,
    so don't try to blow one up with your puny Assualt Rifles (I still love M16s).
    The only ways to destroy one are to knock it out with a heck ton of explosions,
    or to fire 5 or 6 RPG Heads.  Do NOT go anywhere near a tank while in a car,
    the Tank will just blow your car up with a cannonshot (It doesn't blow it up
    immediately, once hit, the vehicle will be instantly set on fire, giving you
    some time to bail out). For a safespot from the tank's cannon, walk right up
    to it and the tank can hurt you (Unless it runs you over XD), thanks to
    Spotter4 for the info. For some awesomeness, try to get to the southwest corner
    of Francis International, and there you will find a Rhino. Get in it, quit the
    mission, and then reenter the Rhino, and it's all yours. Try fighting tank
    with tank, it's fun =D. Army Soldiers will also spawn regularly, armed with
    assualt rifles, so beware. Aside from the Army, LCPD, NOOSE, SWAT, and the FIB
    will also join in. Have fun on this one!
    How to escape with wanted level:
    Disable 21 vehicles to get out of this mess. Saving also helps, if you can get
    to a safehouse, that is. Remember the PDA trick? You know, save, reset, and
    your safe? Well, that works nicely here too. If you possibly can, get a tank
    from the airport and bang any cop cars you see. The Rhino has awesome ramming
    power, so disabling cars shouldn't be a problem, just watch out for other tanks
    and cops trying to pull you out. Good luck, soldier!
    Additional Notes:
    Not much, except soldiers sometimes exit Tanks when they start to smoke, giving
    you a chance to hijack it.
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    This part of the guide will cover every Law Enforcement unit in this game with
    a description, threat level, best weapon used against them, etc. Patrols,
    Rhinos, it's all in here.
    O N E   S T A R                     [5.1]
    Police Officer
    Threat Level: */*****
    Weapon(s) used: Nightstick, Pistol
    Best weapon against them: Revolver
    These guys are the grunts of the LCPD. They appear at every level, but will
    only use their pistols at two stars and higher. At the basic 1 star, they'll
    just chase after you, giving up after a while if you run a distance away from
    them. They'll also try to bust you by pulling you outta cars. At 2 stars and
    up, they'll start shooting you on sight, & taking cover behind Patrols. Any
    weapon proves effective against them, but the Revolver does the most efficient
    T W O   S T A R S                     [5.2]
    Police Patrol
    Threat Level: **/*****
    Weapon(s) used: N/A
    Best weapon against them: Shotguns/SMG
    These cars only come after you at 1 star if they see you. They drive slowly in
    pursuit, and can easily be outspeeded with any vehicle. They contain one
    officer inside, so watch out. At 2 stars and up, these cars become much more
    aggresive. They'll accelerate with great efficiency, and will bang you on the
    sides. Still, they can be easily destroyed by pumping a few shells into 'em
    with your shotgun. SMGs work well too. Patrols' re pretty fast, and when
    entering one you'll recieve 5 shoty shells.
    T H R E E   S T A R S                  [5.3]
    NOOSE Van
    Threat Level: ***/*****
    Weapon(s) used: N/A
    Best weapon against them: Assualt Rifle/Shotgun
    These cars are an upgrade from the Patrols. They're sturdier, more powerful,
    and can take more punishment, though their speed is lower then the Patrols.
    These vans are sometimes used by the LCPD to make roadblocks, but most of the
    time you can just ram right through. They crash at you harder, but are easier
    to drive away from. When Huang enters one, he recieves full bodyarmor. Easily
    outmatched by a few stubby shotgun shells or assualt rifle rounds.
    NOOSE Officer
    Threat Level:**/*****
    Weapon(s) used:
    Best weapon against them: Revolver, SMG
    These guys are from the National Office of Security Enforcement (NOOSE).
    They're a step up from the regular Officers, and now spawn around Liberty to
    assist the LCPD to bring you down. They come in NOOSE Enforcers, on foot, or
    drop down from helicopters (Or is that SWAT?). They hold slightly higher
    defense then the normal Officers, but a few Revolver rounds will easily put
    them out of commision. For a quicker kill, just pump some lead into 'em with
    your SMG. (Thanks to BNLegend for telling me what weapon the NOOSE Team uses.)
    Police Helicopter
    Threat Level: ****/*****
    Weapon(s) used: Mounted Machine Gun
    Best weapon against them: RPG/Molotov Cocktail
    The Police Mavericks from previous GTAs are back. Like always, they begin
    pursuit at 3 stars. If you hear a cop shout "We need air support NOW!" then you
    know a chopper's coming. The helis' ll chase you in the air, and shoot at you
    if in range with their powerful machine guns. If you stay in one area for too
    long with a heli above you, then they might start dropping SWAT (Or is it
    NOOSE?) down to dispose you. Best way to beat 'em down is to just make 'em eat
    a rocket. Another good way is it to thow a Molotov at it. Should all else fail,
    pull out the minigun.
    F O U R   S T A R S                      [5.4]
    Nothing new appears at four stars yet, but the FIB do tend to spawn now every
    so often after you meet Heston. I'll leave the FIB for five stars, but for now
    just try to handle all the extra cops that rush at you.
    F I V E   S T A R S                       [5.5]
    FIB Agent
    Threat Level: */*****
    Weapon(s) used: Pistol
    Best weapon against them: Revolver, SMG
    These guys aren't so different from the NOOSE. They come at five stars now to
    lend a hand to both NOOSE and LCPD. The Agents dress in their distinct Gray
    suits, and apparently wield pistols (For the FIB??). They are pretty strong,
    but the Revolver is still  stronger. SMG works well too. Just make sure not to
    get caught in the middle of a pack! (Thanks to BNLegend for info on the weapons
    FIB use.)
    FIB Rancher
    Threat Level: **/*****
    Weapon(s) used: N/A
    Best weapons against them: Assualt Rifle, Shotgun
    The signature vehicle for the FIB, these SUVs are nice and durable, making them
    great choices for Vigilante. At Five Stars (Or four) they will begin to take
    over Patrols as they pursuit you around Liberty. These cars are more resistant
    then the Patrols, making 'em harder to disable. Still, whack 'em hard enough
    and they'll be X'ed out. Ranchers carry FIB Agents, so beware.
    S I X   S T A R S                 [5.6]
    Threat Level: *****/*****
    Weapon(s) used: Cannon
    Best weapons against them: RPG, Another Tank's Cannon
    The Rhino (Tank) is the peak of security and has death written all over it.
    These tanks spawn ocasionally at 6 stars and will target you with their
    cannons. If you stay in one spot for more then a few seconds, then they'll
    fire, usually resulting in your death. Vehicles will explode when hit by a
    cannon, except for when Huang is in it (In which case it will set on fire).
    When the Army uses them, the doors'll be locked, so don't try hijacking. A good
    way to take out a Rhino is to blow it up with 2 Rhino cannon shots, or use an
    RPG till it catchs fire.
    Threat Level: ****/*****
    Weapon(s) used: Assualt Rifle
    Best Weapons against them: SMG, Shotgun
    These guys are hardcore. They can blow your *** open in a matter of seconds
    with their Assualt Rifles if you're not careful. Though they rarely spawn, they
    still are deadly. They are also inside tanks. Eliminate them with caution, and
    remember to take cover. Use hard hitting guns for the best effect. They dress
    in camouflage green.
    Oddly, the Army don't use Patriots or Barracks anymore. Oh well.
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    In this secton I will be covering any tips and tricks that will help you, even
    if they were already mentioned in the above section. Any new tip/tricks are
    welcome, just email me at metroidude47@yahoo.com. The tips will be divided into
    different sections, for easy reference and organization.
    W E A P O N   T I P S   A N D   T R I C K S        [6.1]
    Micro SMG or SMG?
    Well, the Micro SMG offers a bigger clip then the SMG, holding 50 rounds
    opposed to the 30 of the SMG, which is pretty useful in firefights, but the SMG
    has much more firepower then the Micro. While both can effectively kill human
    targets, the SMG is way supreior when it comes to destroying vehicles. Each
    bullet of the SMG packs more punch then the Micro, which really helps when
    performing drive-bys. It's really your call, whether you want a gun with a
    bigger clip or a gun with more firepower, but I prefer the SMG.
    Heavy Weapons?
    There are 3 types of heavy weapons in this game. The flamethrower, the RPG, and
    the minigun. All three are pretty expensive to purchase off ammunation,
    reaching the thousands, so unless you've hit the million, it's better to find
    other ways to get them.
    The flamethrower is a great weapon for creating chaos and messing around with.
    If a person touchs the flame the Flamethrower shoots out, then they'll set on
    fire and will start running around screamin as they slowly die. Vehicles are
    also affected by the flame, so it's a great tool for destroying a large pack of
    cars, but it will take several seconds of scorching before actually exploding.
    The flamethrower may a strong weapon, but it lacks range as the flame can only
    be shot 1 or 2 meters ahead. It also lacks the ability to aim upwards, so it
    can't target anything like helicopters. The Flamethrower is also the easiest to
    obtain out of the three weapons, being the cheapest weapon in the catagory and
    common in Arson vigilante missions.
    The RPG is a famous weapon in the GTA series, and all have come to love it. It
    packs a great destructive punch, often destroying anything in one shot. The
    damage of one warhead is unmatched, and can be effectively used to blow down
    helicopters that get in your way. The thing is, you can't fire this at anything
    near you, or you'll go flying yourself. Also, each clip carries only 1 rocket,
    and so must be reloaded each time you fire. It is also the second most
    expensive weapon in this catagory, right under the minigun. However, it can be
    sometimes found in Ammunation vans if you decide to hijack one. What I like to
    do is to buy some whenever there is a discount on it on Ammunation, for $4000
    each. The RPG is best used against vehicles, for reasons said before. It makes
    a great anti-air weapon, and it also has to ability to stop tanks (That is,
    after several rockets).
    The Minigun is is the almighty key to destruction. Not saying that other
    weapons aren't good, it's just that this thing is wayy too strong. Being the
    more expensive weapon in the game at $10000 per gun and clip, it sure has its
    reasons. The minigun eats ammo faster then anything in the game except for the
    flmaethrorwer, and so it shoots rounds faster then heck, capable annihilating
    anything in its path. Because it shoots so fast, ammo is a problem. It leaks
    bullets, and minigun rounds are never cheap.
    Your choice, whether you want others to have fiery death, an explosive death,
    or a violent death (That's the minigun). Personally I prefer the RPG, since
    the flamethrower lacks range, and the minigun is to expensive and can only be
    bought after you beat the game.
    Gettaway/kill 'em all in a flash!
    If you are stuck in the middle of a firefight and need some breathing space,
    try using a flashbang. These handy projectiles can only be ontained by buying
    them off  Ammunation or getting them from a red dumpster by the pier during the
    mission "Clear The Pier''. When deployed, they'll emitt a bright flash,
    temporaily  stunning all nearby foes, rendering them defenceless. You can take
    this  opportunity to kill them or run away. The stun wears off after a few
    seconds, so act fast.  The problem is since this weapon is a projectile, you
    can't use Molotovs or Grenades, which realling sucks.
    "I was outta bullets..."
    Wanna easily get red of that darn police heli that's always after you? Here's a
    good way how. Get some molotovs, and aim 'em at the heli. The helicopter should
    be positioned at the highest point of your targeting line, then let loose the
    Molotov. If done correctly, the heli should quickly catch fire and start
    spinning out of control, eventually crashing. Congratulations, you just took
    down a heli with one measly Molotov! If you don't have molotovs, just use an
    assualt rifle, RPG, or shotgun. Another wicked way of taking down a chopper is
    to throw a grenade directly undernieth it. If thrown right, then the explosion
    should take down the heli above, or atleast damage it.
    Discount on Ammunation
    Score gold on all weapons at the Liberty City Gun Club for a discount on
    V E H I C L E   T I P S   A N D   T R I C K S        [6.2]
    Need a Lift?
    If you ever need to get somewhere quickly or just too lazy to drive, then you
    can hire a taxi to drive you instead. To hire one, go near a taxi with a LIT
    yellow light on top and hold the X button or whistle/blow into the microphine.
    Both will cause the taxi to stop and small arrows will point into it. Go to the
    taxi and you will automaticaly get in. You will then be brought to a GPS menu
    where you can tap the location you wish to go to, and then tap on the money
    symbol at the bottom-left corner of the screen. The game will show you the
    fare price. Then tap the checkmark and you'll be on your way. You can watch the
    whole journey, press B to speed up, or just press select to skip the whole
    thing. You will then be dropped off at your destination.
    Gas Tank fun!
    Here's an awesome trick that you can preform in just about every vehicle. While
    driving, bail out and immediatly press A with a gun wielded. Huang should
    automaticly aim at the vehicle's gas tank, setting it on fire immediatly, and
    blowing up quickly after. This can be used stragetically to blow up roadblocks,
    cop cars, or even pedestrians. Even more funny when you do it driving into a
    gas station =D! (Credit to shoving_tacoZ for telling me)
    Gas Tankers, watch out!
    There are usually gas tankers around Liberty at Gas Stations. These heavy
    trucks blow up hard when they're set on fire, and have a wide explostion range,
    which you can use to your advantage. Drive the tanker and bail out midway, and
    quickly hit the A buttom while wielding a gun. Huang should automaticly aim at
    the vehicle's gas tank, leading to it to be set on fire immediatly, blowing up
    quickly. This can be used strageticly to destroy roadblocks or police vehicles,
    just be sure to let the truck roll ahead a bit so you don't blow yourself up.
    This is an awesome speed move preformable in most vehicles. First of all,
    you'll need a moderately fast car. Get in, and stay on the spot, then hold down
    both B and Y at the same time until your tires start to smoke. Then, release
    the brakes (Y) and your car will recieve a quick burst of speed, leaving behind
    a fiery tire trail. This is especially useful in Street Races and Vehicle
    missions, so use it alot. You can also preform on-the-spot turns when holding
    Y & B! Of yeah, the fiery streak you leave behind can be used to set peeps on
    fire =D.
    Drug Vans
    After completing a certain mission (Where you have to raid a spanish lord
    warehouse) special Burritos marked with arrows pointing at them will appear on
    the streets of Liberty. These vans can be jacked, and then must be brought to
    the nearest secluded safehouse, where the vans can be searched for any drugs it
    may carry. Be careful, the drivers are armed.
    Ammunation Trucks
    After unlocking Ammunation, specially marked Yankees with stars on the top and
    arrows pointing down at them will start spawning in Liberty City. Unlike their
    drug van counterparts, these vans are unlocked way earlier and their doors are
    locked. Should they be rammed or threatened, they'll start speeding away.
    Luckily, they're marked on your GPS as soon as they appear on-screen. If you
    want, you could ram it until the driver bails out, or shoot at it until the
    driver decides to face you. Anyways, an effective way to jack the locked trucks
    are to shoot the van with 5 revolver rounds (Which will make the driver stop
    and come out) and pull out a shotgun or assualt rifle to finish the driver,
    which is armed with a stubby shotgun. Either way, after you've gotten the
    truck, head towards the nearest secluded safehouse (The GPS will automatically
    direct you to the nearest) where you'll cut open the cargo door with a heat gun
    (Don't stop cutting and watch your gas level) and obtain the tresures inside.
    The loot can be anything from a Micro-SMG to a RPG.
    NOOSE Van armor
    If you enter a NOOSE Van, you'll automatically recieve full bodyarmor. This can
    only be done once per van, or if you put the Van in a garage, you can do it
    over and over again.
    Patrols ain't bad either
    Get into a Police Patrol (You know, your everyday cop car) and you'll instantly
    be given a normal shotgun and 5 shells. The shells are all-shotgun-compatible,
    so this trick can be done to quickly obtain shotgun shells. You can only get
    ammo once per Patrol, but a trick allows it to be much easier. First of all,
    get a Patrol into a garage. Park the car in, and Huang should automatically
    walk out. Get back into the garage, drive the car out, and drive it back in.
    Since everytime the car gets put into the garage it gets "Renewed", the game
    will assume it's a brand new Patrol and will award you with 5 shells. Repeat
    this as many times as you want, getting 5 shells each time you enter the
    garage. Now if I recall correctly, FIB Ranchers also supply you with 5 shells
    each time you enter a new rancher.
    Ambulance to save the day
    Entering an ambulance will give you 20% of your health back everytime you enter
    a new can, so you can exploit this with the garage trick for a quick replenish
    (But I don't see why you don't just save, seeing you're at a safehouse).
    Rhino to go
    You don't need to spend $10,000 everytime you want a Rhino, just get to the
    southwest corner of Francis Internation Airport and have a look around on your
    GPS for a  building that looks like this:
         |        |
      ___|        |
      |           |
      |           |
      |           |
      |           |
      |_______    |   O = Patriot
             |    |   X = Rhino
       O  X  |    |
             |____|    Anyways, find a building that looks like that and there you
                      will find a Rhino parked next to a Patriot. Entering the
    Rhino will trigger a sidemission, but just quit it, get back in the Rhino, and
    it's all yours. Have fun wrecking havoc!
    Bulletproof Taxis
    Successfully completing 15 Taxi fares in a row during the Taxi side mission
    (Activated by pressing Select while in a Cabbie) will make all Taxis
    bulletproof while you're in them. This can be really useful when raiding
    gang warehouses or messing around with cops. Note that being bulletproof
    doesn't mean the Taxi can't be damaged by explosions, crashes, or fire. Bullet
    proof cars are still OHKOed by Rhino Cannons, so don't try using these against
    them (Thanks to DarthVashti for the info).
    S U R V I V A L   T I P S   A N D   T R I C K S        [6.3]
    Lottery can be a lifesaver
    When you're low on health, you can try heading into a Lottery shop. Sometimes
    there'll be lottery tickets with pictures of a hamburger on them. Buy em
    (They're only like $5 each), and get scratching. If you're lucky, you might get
    three hambuger icons, which fully restores your health. 3 Hotdogs and your
    reward will be half of your bar refilled. Also, Ammunation scratch tickets
    hold a chance to win bodyarmor.
    Dumpsters too?!
    When searching GREEN dumpsters (Not red ones), you have a chance to find food.
    Never pick up moldy food, just walk away from the dumpster. Sometimes you might
    find food wrapped up, these are good to eat, and they'll restore health when
    munched down.
    Hotdog stands
    Approach a hotstand with someone behind it and you will be given the option to
    buy a hotdog for $5. If you do, then Huang will eat it in record time and
    you'll get some health restored.
    Flame Retard
    Get a Gold rank in Firefighter sidemissions (Beat 10 firefighter missions) and
    you'll be rewarded with the Flame Retard ability. What this does is that it
    makes you permanently immune to fire. This means it's impossible for you to
    catch fire now. You can run through flames, touch fire, all without getting a
    scratch on you. Fun huh? Now where's my flamethrower...
    Roll = Anti-fire
    If you ever catch fire, you can quickly extinguish it by doing a roll(Press Y).
    I've heard that blowing into the microphone also kills the fire, but I've never
    gotten it to work, but you can still try.
    Double Bodyarmor
    Complete 5 Vigilante sidemissions with a 100% kill rating and you'll get the
    Double Armor upgrade. This means that the bodyarmor you wear will be twice as
    strong as before, so technically you have 2 bars of armor. Pretty helpful in
    Complete 5 consecutive Ambulance missions to gold ranking for the upgrade
    "Marathon". Now you can sprint forever without getting tired! Very useful when
    escaping cops.
    Cars for cover
    While in a car, Huang cannot take direct damage, so use this to your advanatge.
    When facing enemies, try driving in and preforming drivebys. Since Drivebys
    automatically aim, it's actually easier to kill others, as long as you're
    pumped with SMG ammo. Just look out for people trying to pull you out of your
    Pulled outta a car?
    When people are trying to pull you outta your car (Like cops), just hit X to
    exit and either get back in and drive off or run away. Very useful when cops
    are trying to bust you. Also if you want, you may shoot at cops who are trying
    to pull you out to effectively kill them and save yourself from being busted,
    and also you wont need to get outta the car and risk being shot, though you
    should watch out as this gives you an instant 2 stars (Thanks to Felipe de
    Azevedo Piovezan for the tip).
    Health Regen
    Complete both Noodle Delivery missions to gold ranking and Huang will gain the
    ability to regenerate his health when it's below 25%. Useful when on rampages
    and messing with the cops.
    Skip hotwiring....for a price
    If you really wanna skip the hotwiring process of a car, just get in and out
    again. Doing so will activate the car alarm, but the car itself will be
    drivable. If any cops nearby see you in a car with its alarm set off, then you
    will get a one-star wanted level. The alarm stops after a while though.
    Gas station KABOOM
    Shooting or crashing into a gas pump will cause it to explode dramatically. The
    range is fairly large, so you can use it to disable nearby cop cars, perform
    stunts (The explosion sends your vehicle flying), or just wreck havoc.
    Huang's protection
    If you are in a car, then it will not instantly explode when hit with a OHKO
    weapon, such as a RPG. Say, if normally a Formula R is shot by a Rhino then it
    will instantly blow up, but if Huang is IN the Formula R when it is shot then
    it will not blow up immediatly, but will be knocked over by the force and set
    on fire, exploding shorty after. What this does is it gives you a chance to
    bail out before you blow up. Gas Stations are also the same thing. So, don't
    bail out right when you are about to be KOed, or the car will explode as usual
    and the explosion will probably kill Huang. Staying in is actually better then
    Sword for life
    The sword is a great melee weapon, as it kills mose enemies in one hit. Use it
    when low on ammo or in close quarters.
    Car Bomb shop
    In Liberty City there's a car bomb shop that you can use when you're clear of
    wanted levels. It costs $500. Drive a car into the bomb garage, and then you
    will do a small car rigging minigame. After done, the bomb will be in the car.
    Drive the car to where ever you want, and detonate it with the detonator at the
    bottom of the screen. Very useful for clearing roadblocks and killing large
    groups of enemies. The bomb has a large explosion radius, so be careful not to
    blow yourself up!
    If you to lose your wanted level or want to repair a vehicle, then you can go
    to a pay'n'spray. Drive a vhicle into the garage and it'll be repaired and
    repainted for a few hundred bucks. Note that cops must not be near for you to
    be able to spray. Also, you may not spray law enforcement vehicles of any
    kind, including police patrols, FIB ranchers, etc. Doing so will result in the
    text "I won't touch these cars" or something like that to appear and your car
    will NOT be sprayed. Thanks to Felipe de Azevedo Piovezan for pointing this
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    Well, this is the end. Here comes all the boring stuff.
    C R E D I T S                    [7.1]
    First off, I'd like to thank all the guys on the GameFAQs GTA: CW message
    boards for their help on this guide, and also for just being chat friendly.
    Me - For making this Guide
    Nintendo - For being the best video game company ever.
    Rockstar Games - For publishing this great game, and all the other GTAs.
    Rockstar Leeds - For making this awesome game, and their crude sense of humor.
                     "Ahhh I'm still a Virgin!"
    SoundOfNoise - For some nice suggestions that I (Unfortunately) decided not to
                   put in. Still, thanks!
    Orson1984  - For a nice tip on disabling Cop Cars by making them fall into the
                 water. Thanks!
    Spotter4 - For several useful tips on the Rhino, FIB, and other things. Thanks
    Felipe de Azevedo Piovezan - For two useful tips on my survival tips and
                                 tricks section.Also pointed out an Email mistake.
    You - For reading this guide, thanks!
    C O P Y R I G H T                   [7.2]
    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is Copyright of Rockstar Games 2009. All
    rights and trademarks reserved.
    This guide is copyright of David "Metroidude477" Hao. You may share this
    guide with others  (Send, make copies, give, etc.) free of charge. However, if
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    don't, consider yourself breaking a copyright law and you will be punished if I
    hunt you down. Anyways, do not use this guide for profit. This guide is free
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    use it,use it only in its original form unless I update it. You must give me
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    guide for commerical reasons (Advertising, etc.), and that's about it. My email
    is metroidude47@yahoo.ca if you need to ask me a question or make a
    contribution, etc. This is my 2nd time with copyright stuff, so if you find a
    flaw in here, please point it out for me and I will credit you greatly. In any
    case, please do not abuse any flaws you may find within or you WILL be hunted
    down and annihilated.  (c) Metroidude477
    C O N T A C T   I N F O R M A T I O N                   [7.3]
    If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or contributions, please send
    them to metroidude47@yahoo.ca . Make sure you include GTA somewhere in the title
    or I'll probably delete it as spam. No negative comments, and use good grammar.
    But the number 1 rule is... NO LEET SPEAK! I ABSOLUTELY HATE 1337! Anyways, if
    you make a worthy contribution that I decide to put in, then you'll be credited
    and the contribution will be added. Well, that's about it for this section.
    V E R S I O N   H I S T O R Y                        [7.4]
    Version 0.00 (04/05/09) - Got started on the guide. This is revenge for my
                              Metroid Prime 2 boss guide, which got deleted during
                              a Computer Reboot.
    Version 1.00 (18/06/09) - Finally finished the whole damn thing! Heck, that was
                              hard. I sure am a slow typer =P First attempt at
                              submitting guide.
    Version 1.05 (02/08/09) - A small update with a few useful tips from Felipe de
                              Azevedo Piovezan regarding "Pay'N'Spray" and "Pulled
                              outta a Car?". He also caught a little email
                              mistake, my email is lowercase not uppercase XD
    G U I D E   E N D                      [7.5]
    Well, that wraps it up. This took me way longer then my Metroid Prime boss
    guide XP (Which only took 2 days, and this took like a month). Thanks for
    reading! Remember, I will usually add in all contributions so send in your
    suggestions! That's about it, happy gaming! (I wonder how many people are
    actually gonna read this part =P, here's a reward for you for making it this
    far: There's a RPG spawn somewhere in this game! As for where & how, that's for
    you to find out. Hint: Weapon Map on Gamefaqs) Bye!