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    Car Crusher Guide by DHartley

    Version: 1.31 | Updated: 03/13/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    THE CAR CRUSHER'S GUIDE FOR GRAND THEFT AUTO 2
    By Dan Hartley
    
    Version 1.0
    16/09/02
    
    Version 1.1
    04/11/02
    
    Version 1.2
    Didn't put a date, and now I've forgotten. D'oh!
    
    Version 1.3
    26/07/03
    
    Version 1.31
    
    13/03/04
    
    Found out what the thing in the Special Agent Cars does, and
    corrected a couple of other errors (spelling ones mostly).
    
    Version 1.2
    
    Gryffin DarkBreed pointed out that there are B-Types in the Industrial Area, 
    which give you invisibility.  Thanks Gryffin!
    
    Version 1.3
    
    Yuval Madar found an A-Type in the first area and told me about it.  Thanks 
    Yuval!
    
    Version 1.31
    
    Pete Zsolnay found a Get Outta Jail Free card on the second the level, 
    contrary what I'd said about no such thing existing.  Thanks Pete!
    
    LEGAL
    
    This FAQ (c) Dan Hartley 2002
    
    CONTACT ME
    
    If you have any comments or questions about this FAQ, or have noticed
    something I missed (we're none of us infallible), feel free to
    contact me at
    
    hartley_daniel@hotmail.com
    
    And be nice.
    
    WELCOME TO THE GTA2 CAR CRUSHER'S GUIDE
    
    This is an in-depth FAQ for GTA2.  There are no mission walkthroughs,
    tips on strategy or vehicle and weapon guides.  Instead, I will tell
    you about the really useful car crushers on each level of the game,
    and the benefits of using them.
    
    WHAT DO THE CAR CRUSHERS DO?
    
    Put simply, if you take a vehicle to one of the car crushers, you
    will receive a bonus.  Some of these are incredibly useful, such as
    cop bribes or weaponry, while others are more unconventional, such as
    invisibility or the electrofingers.
    
    HOW DO THE CRUSHERS WORK?
    
    Simply steal a car and drive it under the crane next to the crusher.
    Then, collect your prize from the nearby conveyer belt.  Simple, no?
    
    LET'S GET CRUSHIN'
    
    What follows is a level-by-level guide to car crushing.  It gives the
    location of all useable cranes and where their collection point can
    be found.  It also tells you what bonus comes from each car.  Note
    that although some of the cars that are found on every level have the
    same bonus all the time, there are others that don't.  So while a
    Squad Car always gives you a Cop Bribe no matter where you are, a
    Shark gives you Molotovs in the commercial area but gives you rocket
    launcher rounds in the industrial area.
    
    SOME VEHICLES CANNOT BE CRUSHED
    
    If a vehicle is too heavy for the crane, or too long to fit in the
    crusher, it cannot be destroyed, and has no bonus.  The vehicles that
    cannot be crushed are:
    
    Army APC (you can't even get in them)
    Box Truck
    Fire Truck
    G4 Bank Van
    Hot Dog Van
    Ice Cream Van
    Krishna Bus
    Medicar
    Stretch Limo
    SWAT Van
    Tank
    Truck Cab
    T.V Van
    Van
    
    LEVEL ONE- DOWNTOWN AREA
    
    The Cranes
    
    South East Flotsam - The south docks.  Collection point is to the
    south.
    Central Zarelli.  Zaibatsu controlled territory.  Collection point is
    to the east.
    
    THE CARS                          BONUS
    
    A-Type                            Fast Reload
    
    Aniston BD4                       Get Outta Jail Free Card
    
    B-Type                            Invulnerability
    
    Beamer                            60 Flamethrower rounds
    
    Big Bug                           30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Bug                               30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Loony Dementia                    Invisibility
    
    Mitchelli Roadster                30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Schmidt                           Health
    
    Shark                             15 Molotovs
    
    Squad Car                         Cop Bribe
    
    Taxi                              Double Damage
    
    U-Jerk Truck                      30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Yakuza Miara                      15 Rocket Launcher rounds
    
    Zaibatsu Z-Type                   30 Silenced S-UZI rounds
    
    
    LEVEL TWO - RESIDENTIAL AREA
    
    THE CRANES
    
    South East Morton.  Just south of the save point.  Requires two jumps
    to reach the conveyer belt.
    
    The other four cranes in this area are for gang use only.
    
    THE CARS                          BONUS
    
    Army Land Roamer                  30 S-UZI rounds (see note below)
    
    B-Type                            Invisibility
    
    Benson                            ElectroFingers
    
    Big Bug                           Armor
    
    Bug                               30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Eddy                              30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Furore GT                         Fast Reload
    
    Hachura                           15 Rocket Launcher rounds
    
    Maurice                           30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Panto                             15 Grenades
    
    Redneck Pick-up                   Health
    
    Schmidt                           30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Scientist Meteor                  Invulnerability
    
    Special Agent Car                 Gang Respect
    
    Squad Car                         Cop Bribe
    
    T-Rex                             60 Electrogun rounds
    
    Taxi                              Double Damage
    
    Trance AM                         60 Flamethrower rounds
    
    Zaibatsu Z-Type                   30 Silenced S-UZI rounds
    
    The Army Land Roamer can only be stolen during the Redneck mission
    "Second Hand Tank".  There are a number of them located in the Army
    Base, and I have been unable to steal one when my wanted level has
    been at six.  The driver stays in the vehicle and prevents you from
    stealing it.
    
    LEVEL THREE - INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
    
    THE CRANES
    
    Central Gonad.  Just to the east of the large hospital.  The conveyer
    belt is to the east, and requires a jump to reach it.
    
    The other two cranes in this area are for gang use only.
    
    THE CARS                          BONUS
    
    B-Type                            Invisibility
    
    Eddy                              30 S-UZI rounds
    
    Jagular XK                        60 Electrogun rounds
    
    Jefferson                         Get Outta Jail Free Card
    
    Maurice                           Health
    
    Rumbler                           Fast Reload
    
    Russian Bulwark                   30 Shotgun rounds
    
    Shark                             15 Rocket Launcher Rounds
    
    Special Agent Car                 Gang Respect
    
    Squad Car                         Cop Bribe
    
    Stinger                           ElectroFingers
    
    Taxi                              Double Damage
    
    U-Jerk Truck                      Armor
    
    Zaibatsu Z-Type                   30 Silenced S-UZI rounds
    
    
    
    
    BONUSES: WHAT DO THEY DO?
    
    Each reward you claim for crushing cars is graded on two factors,
    with a range from 1 to 5, Usefulness and Difficulty.  A high
    Usefulness rating indicates that it is invaluable, while a low one
    means it is pointless.  A high Difficulty rating may mean that the
    car you need is rare, a gang car or a law enforcement vehicle.
    Sometimes, a bonus may be harder to find on one level than on
    another, so three ratings will be given.
    
    
    WEAPONS
    
    Usefulness: 4                     Difficulty: 2
    
    Weapons will come in three batches of 5, 10 or 20, depending on what
    it is.  S-UZI rounds are by far the easiest to find, with Electroguns
    being the hardest, though you shouldn't have too many problems.
    
    ARMOR
    
    Usefulness: 3                     Difficulty: 3
    
    Quite rare, and is easier to get hold of near gang phones.  Pretty
    pointless.
    
    COP BRIDE
    
    Usefulness: 5                     Difficulty: 4
    
    Found only in Squad Cars, so kind of hard to get.  However, as it
    instantly reduces your wanted level to 0, it can be invaluable, and
    cheaper than a re-spray.
    
    DOUBLE DAMAGE
    
    Usefulness: 2                     Difficulty: 3
    
    Does what you'd expect, but lasts about 30 seconds, so is of little
    use in missions.  Can be fun if used to demolish cars.
    
    ELECTROFINGERS
    
    Usefulness: 2                     Difficulty: 3
    
    Anyone near you gets electrocuted.  Lasts about 30 seconds.
    
    FAST RELOAD
    
    Usefulness: 2                     Difficulty: 4/4/3
    
    Increases your rate of fire quite substantially.  Great in theory but
    is very temporary.
    
    
    GET OUTTA JAIL FREE CARD
    
    Usefulness: 5                     Difficulty: 4/1/3
    
    If you are arrested with one of these on you, you are released
    without losing money or score multiplier.  You should always try and
    have one on you.  There is one freely available on level 2, near the 
    Rednecks yellow phones.  Just go past the phones to where the platform meets 
    the roof (thanks to Pete Zsolnay for this info).
    
    HEALTH
    
    Usefulness: 3                     Difficulty: 2
    
    Returns your health to full.  There are easier ways to get this, but
    this way can still be useful.
    
    
    INVISIBILITY
    
    Usefulness: 1                     Difficulty: 2
    
    Makes you invisible for a very short period of time.  Rarely seems to
    work unfortunately.
    
    
    INVULNERABILITY
    
    Usefulness: 2                     Difficulty: 3/2/-
    
    Nothing can kill you for 30 seconds, which is nowhere near long
    enough.
    
    
    Gang Respect
    
    Usefulness: 4                     Difficulty: 5
    
    Pick up one of these when if you get arrested or killed on a job and
    restores your gang respect.  This is very difficult to get.  (Thanks
    to Yoshi021919 for telling me this).
    
    That's it.  Thanks for reading and enjoy your car crushin'.
    
    (c) Dan Hartley 2002
    
    hartley_daniel@hotmail.com