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    Offroad Missions FAQ by Minesweeper

    Version: 1.3 | Updated: 08/14/02 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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      Grand Theft Auto 3 - PS2 Version - Offroad Missions FAQ Version 1.3
       By: Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) Email:  minesweeper1@hotmail.com
                                               minesweeper2@hotmail.com
    
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    Last updated:  8/14/02
    
    Table of Contents
    
    1:  Introduction
    2:  Revision History
    3:  General Strategies
        3A - What are the offroad missions?
        3B - The best way to win
        3C - Your vehicles
        3D - Locations to find missions
    4:  Walkthrough
        4A - Patriot Playground
        4B - A Ride in the Park
        4C - Multi-story Mayhem
        4D - Gripped!
    5:  Thanks
    6:  E-mail Policy
    7:  Copyright
    
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    1:  Introduction
    
    I have been scanning the boards at www.gamefaqs.com, and it seems there are
    lots of people having great trouble with these four particular missions.
    So, to help out, I have copied the Offroad mission walkthroughs from my main
    guide, also featured at www.gamefaqs.com, and pasted them together to make
    this one walkthrough for easy reference.  This walkthrough of course is
    short, because it only focuses on 4 of the 75+ missions out of Grand Theft
    Auto 3.  If you want to, you can also view these same four walkthroughs in
    my main FAQ/Walkthrough.
    
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    2:  Revision History
    
    Version 1.0 12/5/01 - First Edition
    
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    Version 1.1 12/14/01 - Some minor corrections, and that's about it.
    
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    Version 1.2 12/26/01 - I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.  Anyway,
    in this update I am providing Jason Hulance's finding of an infinite time
    bug for these missions.
    
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    Version 1.3 8/14/02 - I have a small copyright revision today and a new 
    email address.  http://faqs.ign.com may now host my guides, and my new email 
    address is minesweeper2@hotmail.com.
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    3:  General Strategies
    
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    3A - WHAT ARE THE OFFROAD MISSIONS?
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    Upon finding a special vehicle, you will trigger one of these missions.  The
    goal of these missions is to hit each of the checkpoints that appears in the
    area within a time limit.  You get a certain amount of seconds for each
    passed checkpoint to reach more.  After you hit all of them, you win.  This
    is much harder than it sounds, because these checkpoints require some real
    precision driving skills.  If you have played Smuggler's Run like me this
    will be somewhat easier, but still quite difficult.
    
    If you run out of time or get out of the vehicle for any reason, then you
    will fail the mission.  Below is a bug on how to get infinite time.
    
    READER SUBMISSIONS:
    
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    I have accidentally discovered a cheat/bug/feature which has made the
    checkpoint missions A Ride In The Park and Multi-Storey Mayhem a heck of a
    lot easier. I've been trying to get it to work on Patriot Playground, too,
    but no luck so far. Collect a checkpoint just after the time runs out, i.e.,
    catch it just before it disappears. You'll then be able to complete the
    checkpoints without the timer! You need to get your timing right but it's
    easy to try again, and a little less frustrating than missing the last
    checkpoint (with the timer on). I can guarantee that this works for A Ride
    In The Park and Multi-Storey Mayhem (my stats list me as completing them in
    20 seconds!). Like I said, I'm having trouble getting it to work on Patriot
    Playground. So if it's a bug then it's pretty specific. I'd like to think it
    was a great feature (or a cheat).
    
    Submitted by:  Jason Hulance
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    3B - THE BEST WAY TO WIN
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    The best way to beat these missions is to use trial-and-error tactics.  Play
    these missions over and over to learn the best route to follow, where the
    best spots are for climbing/descending, etc.  I can give you the
    walkthrough, but you need to learn how to follow the path.
    
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    3C - YOUR VEHICLES
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    PATRIOT - This is the best offroad vehicle in the game IMO.  It can climb
    nearly vertical cliffs, which is exactly what you're going to need to do
    with it in these missions.  Push this car as hard as you can, as it can take
    almost any kind of punishment you put it through.  Don't underestimate it's
    climbing ability.
    
    LANDSTALKER - Argh, this vehicle is horrible!  And you actually have to USE
    one of these in one of the missions.  Treat this car much more gently than
    the Patriot.  It's VERY easy to flip over in it.  You should try to use the
    least bumpy route possible.
    
    STALLION - Relax, this car is only needed in MULTI-STORY MAYHEM.  It's not
    so hot offroad, but that's okay because the steepest slope you'll encounter
    is a car ramp.  It's the speediest of the vehicles you will use, which is
    handy on its all-pavement course.  But, it has lame cornering, so be
    careful.  Use the handbrake and it will turn much better.
    
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    LOCATIONS TO FIND MISSIONS
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    - PORTLAND
    
    The Patriot for PATRIOT PLAYGROUND is parked in front of the Supa Save in
    Trenton.
    
    - STAUNTON ISLAND
    
    The Landmaster for A RIDE IN THE PARK is parked next to the cabin in the
    park in Bellevile Park.  (Try saying that three times fast!)
    
    A Stallion for MULTI-STORY MAYHEM must be got into OUTSIDE the parking
    garage in Newport.  If you get inside a Stallion inside the garage the
    mission won't start.  If you want to use one you find inside the garage,
    drive it outside to the street in front of the garage and get out of the
    car.  When you get back inside it, the mission will begin.  You may NOT use
    a Diablo Stallion for this mission.
    
    - SHORESIDE VALE
    
    The Patriot for GRIPPED! is parked in the park near Wichita Gardens.
    
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    4:  Walkthrough
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    4A - PATRIOT PLAYGROUND
    
    REWARD - $20,000
    
    The vehicle for this mission is a Patriot parked out front of Supa Save in
    Trenton.  You have to collect 15 checkpoints in 5 minutes in any order.
    Each checkpoint will net you 20 seconds to get to the next one.
    
    To begin, grab checkpoint 1 on the beach near the docks.  Drive backwards
    into it to give yourself a head start when the timer begins.  Drive forward
    and grab checkpoint 2 on the ledge a little to the right.  Snag checkpoint 3
    from underneath the subway platform further up the hill.  Be careful, it's
    easy to slip and fall.
    
    Go back to the cliff at the beach.  Go up atop the cliff, then grab
    checkpoint 4 from the edge of the cliff.  Checkpoint 5 is a bit difficult to
    see because it's below the ledge.  You can't see it until its too late to
    turn back.  Adjust the camera to top-down view so you'll know where to go
    down.  On the beach, take checkpoint 6 from near the water.  Don't fall in
    or you'll die.  Go under the large stone arch and take checkpoint 7 from
    here.  Next, grab checkpoint 8 from under the high cliff here.  Go across
    the beach to find checkpoint 9.  Again be careful not to slip into the
    water.
    
    Turn around and climb over the small ledge on the far right of the hill to
    get checkpoint 10.  Climb up over the very top of the hill where Salvatore's
    mansion is to find checkpoints 11 and 12.  Turn around and go back up to
    where the mansion is.  Drive past the mansion onto the top of the stone arch
    to get checkpoint 13 at the very tip of it.  Be careful backing up to get
    out of here.  Go back to the front of the mansion, then go down the cliff at
    the place where it curves inward. Checkpoint number 14 is there.  Go back up
    to the mansion again, and go to the edge of the cliff down to a ledge where
    Checkpoint 15 is.
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    4B - A RIDE IN THE PARK
    
    REWARD - $30,000
    
    The vehicle you need for this mission is a Landstalker parked in front of
    the cabin in the park at Belleville Park.  You've got 2 minutes to collect
    12 checkpoints in any order.  You'll get 10 seconds for each checkpoint.
    
    Be careful, the Landstalker is not as great at climbing hills as the
    Patriot.  To start off, line yourself up with the dock so you can drive
    straight through, hit the checkpoint, and land in the water without getting
    hung up on a pole.  Ford the pond and get checkpoint 2 from the island in
    the middle of the pond.
    
    Jump off the island and head for the fence that you should be facing right
    now.  Drive right next to the fence to get checkpoints 3 and 4.  Back up a
    little to nab checkpoint 5.  After you do that, drive through the toilet
    block where Ray gives out his missions to get checkpoint 6.  Go up the
    stairs leading to the statue to collect checkpoint 7.  Back up, and collect
    checkpoint 8 that's next to the railing.  Checkpoints 9, 10, and 11 are
    around the small park bridge.
    
    When you get all of them at the bridge, drive to the end of the park where
    final checkpoint 12 is sitting all by its lonesome self.
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    4C - MULTI-STORY MAYHEM
    
    REWARD - $30,000
    
    This one is quite different from all the other offroad missions.  To start
    this one, you must steal a Stallion that is OUTSIDE the garage, NOT one
    that's inside.  To use one that's inside, bring it outside, then get out,
    and get back in.  Make sure your car is pointed at the door.
    
    (NOTE:  You cannot use a Diablo Stallion for this mission)
    
    You have to collect 20 checkpoints in any order in two minutes.  Each one
    adds 5 seconds, to the timer that starts IMMEDIATELY after the mission
    begins.  There are four checkpoints on each floor of the garage.  You can
    basically pick them up in any order as long as you clear out each floor
    while going up.  The last checkpoint is hovering in midair next to the
    garage.  You have to use the ramp to get it.
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    4D - GRIPPED!
    
    REWARD - $40,000
    
    To begin this mission, take the Patriot in the park near Whichita Gardens.
    You have 5 minutes to collect 20 checkpoints in any order.  For every passed
    checkpoint, you'll get 15 seconds.
    
    To begin, take checkpoint 1 from the hill on the left side of the dirt road.
      Next, grab checkpoint 2 on the hill on the other side.  Don't drive
    directly to it, go around the steep ledge on the left.
    
    Now, you have to grab the ones on the mountainside.  A suitable spot to
    begin climbing is right behind checkpoint 2 that you grabbed.  Grab
    checkpoint 3 to the left, then climb up to the set of checkpoints 4 and 5 to
    gain extra time.  When you get those, climb over the top of the cliff, then
    drive carefully left to checkpoint 6.  Now, carefully drive along the top of
    the cliff to checkpoint 7 on the far right side.  You have now gathered up
    all the checkpoints on the clifface here.
    
    Now, drive onto the street here in Cedar Grove; you should be near a spot
    where there's no railing.  Go up the street a little, and take checkpoint 8
    precariously positioned next to the edge of the cliff.
    
    Continue up the hill, and when you get near the uncompleted tunnel, go
    offroad on the right.  You should be able to easily reach checkpoint 9 in
    this area.  Go up a long ways and checkpoint 10 will also be easily reached.
      You're halfway there.  Go left to get easy, easy checkpoint 11.
    
    Now, go left and drive along the cliff behind the mansions in Cedar Grove.
    Get checkpoint 12, then go down towards the city to get checkpoint 13.
    Don't let the view distract you, or you'll fall off.  Stay near the edge to
    find checkpoint 14.  Checkpoint 15 is thankfully further away from the
    cliff, but its a bit slow-going to get up to it.
    
    Carefully move down the mountain, and don't go too fast or you'll lose
    control.  Snag checkpoint 16, again near the deadly edge of the cliff.
    Checkpoint 17 is WAY up, but your Patriot it capable of making it.  After
    you do that, carefully go down again.  Checkpoint 18 is positioned near the
    cliff again, but this time be careful because its on a downhill slope.
    
    The last two checkpoints are cinches.  Drive back away from the cliff.  You
    should be able to reach checkpoint 19 easily, as its in a relatively smooth
    area, well, compared to what we've been through!  Lastly, grab checkpoint 20
    over the tunnel entrance here to finish the level.
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    5:  Thanks
    
    - Thanks to myself because if it wasn't for me, this FAQ wouldn't exist!
    - Thanks to my dad for giving me jobs to do to pay for my Playstation 2  and
    this game!
    - Thanks to Rockstar Games, for the game that's gonna go down in history
    with Goldeneye!
    - BIG, Big thanks to GameFaqs, THE best video game site on the net!
    
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    6:  E-mail Policy
    
    I have received a lot of stupid e-mail in the past, but now it is starting
    to get ridiculous so I am going to start enforcing what kinds of messages
    will and will not get answered.
    
    Please DO:
    
    - read the whole document before sending a question.  If you have time to
    waste your life away on video games, then you have enough time to scan my
    document for a few minutes for an answer to a problem.
    
    - put the name of the game in the message topic.  It makes it A LOT easier
    for me to pick out which messages are on games and which are not.  Also if
    the name is not there, I might accidentally delete it, thinking it is junk
    mail.
    
    - spell correctly.  I won't be able to help much with your problem if you
    send me something like "Hy mn cn u hlp me wth ths 1 prblm, I cnt bt ths 1
    lvl ok thnks gby."
    
    - send a message in English.  I can barely read Spanish, let alone translate
    Japanese.  You wouldn't believe how many messages I have received in some
    foreign languages that I don't even know which continent they are from.
    
    - be polite.  Any mail with excessive flaming will be instantly deleted.
    
    Please DO NOT:
    
    - write the title of the message as "About your walkthrough" or something
    similar to that.
    
    - flame.  I hate flaming.  Especially messages with the f-word or the
    s-word.  These will be instantly deleted.
    
    - send advertisements.  These will be considered junk mail and will be
    deleted instantly.
    
    - ask me something that is already answered in the walkthrough or the
    manual.  C'mon, would you rather spend a few minutes skimming my guide, or
    would you rather spend a few hours, days, or even weeks waiting for me to
    get back to you?
    
    - forget to include the name of the game in the message or on the title.  I
    am not a psychic.  I cannot tell what game you are after if you do not
    include the name in it.
    
    - send me a message in any language other than English.  The only other
    language I can barely understand at all is Spanish, and even then, I can
    hardly form simple sentences.  So don't send the message in any language
    besides English or I simply won't be able to help you.
    
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    7:  Copyright
    
    This guide is the sole property of Nathan Norris, author of this guide.
    Don't rip off this guide in part or whole, or I will be forced to act
    against you.  Don't rip off this guide then alter it to death and claim it
    as your own.  This guide may not be used for ANY profitable reasons
    whatsoever, even if no money is made.
    
    I'm tired of all these websites requesting my guides for their sites, so
    from now on, these are the only sites which may use my guides:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
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    This makes it very simple for me to keep track of what state each version is
    in each site.  If you find this guide on some other site, and it is
    incomplete, go to www.gamefaqs.com. before requesting help from me.  Since
    gamefaqs.com is the first place I send every piece of my work, they are sure
    to have the most up-to-date version of my guides.
    
    Also, if you find this guide on www.cheatcc.com, notify me immediately.
    They have ripped off of me before and I'm not gonna let them do it again.
    
    I bid you farewell.
    
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