Godfather, The Game
Random Encounters FAQs
Written by Shing Yeung
E-Mail: yeungks2001@yahoo.com

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Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to open this guide and read through it.  I have 
written this guide to help players to understand more about the special random
encountering that is hidden in this game.  If you have any questions or find 
any mistakes, please feel free to E-Mail me.  I will respond as soon as 
possible.

Also, when you E-mail to me, please let your subject be the title of this game
with the word Random Encounters at the end.  I don't want any stupid questions
or spam, thank you.

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Table of Contents

I.    What are Random Encounters?

II.   Types of Random Encounters

III.  List of Random Encounters

IV.   Legal

V.    Credits


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I.    What are Random Encounters?

The Godfather world is full of odd, random, and entertaining events that can 
only be encountered during a certain time at a certain place.  Ever wonder why
sometimes you get an ambush after you deal with a Black Market Merchant?  Well,
all of these form part of the random encounters, and there are even a few more
types of random encounters that I have not named.

Also, the purposes of this guide are not just to give you some addition info,
but it also can help you get 100% completion after you become the Don of NYC.  
The enemies that feature in random encounters remain after the enemies in the 
streets are gone.


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II.   Types of Random Encounters

-Ambushes-
This usually happens right after you make a purchase from the Black Market 
Merchant.  You will hear the merchant shout "You were followed!" if you are
ambushed.  Ambushes mostly happen during nighttime, so if you don't want to 
fight, make a plan of dealing with the Black Market Merchant in the daytime.

-Family Fights-
This is similar to ambush, it happens right after you deal with the Black 
Market Merchant.  But this time, it will be between your family and a rival 
family.  The fight always happens during nighttime.  So to avoid the fight, 
just avoid the night.

-Stolen Shipments-
This is a special challenge in which you go to a place in a certain time and a 
fight will start.  The place will be well-guarded, so be careful.  After the 
raid, you can collect money from marked men or marked crates.  The money has a 
range in value and you have to return to your safehouse in order for it to add
to your total.

-Executions-
My favorite part. In certain well-hidden parts of the city, you might have a 
chance of watching a rival family slay an innocent or a Corleone with one of 
the execution-styles.  Although you won't get any reward from killing the 
assassin, it is always fun to watch.


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III.  List of Random Encounters
                          *=Updated Info

1--Little Italy--

1.1-Ambushes-

1.1.1
Location:  Corner of Christie St. and Prince
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Magnum
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying magnum ammo

1.1.2
Location:  Northern end of the park on Center, White, and Baxter St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Tommy Gun
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying tommy gun ammo

1.1.3
Location:  Corner of Lafayette and Chambers St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Molotov
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying molotov

1.1.4
Location:  The circle at the southern-most end of Broadway
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Revolver Level 2
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading the revolver or buying the ammo

1.1.5
Location:  Underground water works near the corner of Sterner St. and Turker 
           Lane
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Shotgun Level 3
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading the shotgun or buying the ammo

1.2-Family Fight-

1.2.1
Location:  Park between Worth, Court, Lafayette, and Center St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Revolver Level 3
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible family fight after upgrading the revolver or buying the 
              ammo

1.3-Execution-

1.3.1
Location:  In the alley on Center, between Canal and Hester St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  50%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival family executes an innocent

1.3.2
Location:  In the alley on Lafayette, between Chambers and Park St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  50%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival family executes a Corleone

2--Brooklyn--

2.1-Ambush-

2.1.1
Location:  Old Fulton St., near Doughty St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Tommy Gun
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying tommy gun ammo

2.1.2
Location:  Henry St., near Remsen
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Magnum
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying magnum ammo

2.1.3
Location:  Plymouth St., under the Manhattan Bridge
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Pistol Level 2
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading the pistol or buying the ammo

2.2-Family Fight-

2.2.1
Location:  The southern park between Lawrence, Bridge, Tillary, and Fulton
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Bomb
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  Dynamite, Molotov
Description:  Possible family fight after buying the bomb.  There are some 
              crates with weapons inside near this black market merchant.

2.3-Stolen Shipment-

2.3.1
Location:  Southern shipping yard between Willow, Furman, Vine, and Cranberry
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Pistol Level 3
Day Frequency:  100%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $2,500 - $10,000
Description:  Once per visit to this area, you can steal the shipment from some
              gangsters

2.4-Execution-

2.4.1
Location:  In the alley west of Church St., between Dock and Adam St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival Family executes an innocent

3--New Jersey--

3.1-Ambush-

3.1.1
Location:  Alley between 3rd, 4th, Willow, and Newark St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Shotgun
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying shotgun ammo

3.1.2
Location:  14th neat Gardem Parkway Viaduct
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Dynamite
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying dynamite

3.1.3
Location:  Train tunnel east of Garden Parkway Viaduct
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Shotgun Level 3
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading the shotgun or buying the ammo

3.2-Family Fight-

3.2.1
Location:  Park between 4th, 5th, Park, and Newark St., starts in the alley by 
           the church
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible family fight in the park that starts near the church

*(3.2.1) is more revealing (and entertaining!) if you approach it from 
Stromboli Supplies rather than from the alley. 


3.3-Stolen Shipment-

*(3.3.1) and (3.3.2) switch back and forth between the two tunnels. If one is 
present, the other is not. And they're always in the tunnel lane with traffic 
away from NJ, never toward. Also, if you don't destroy the truck, you can 
sometimes get an infinite loop by circling back.

3.3.1
Location:  In the southern lane of the Lincoln Tunnel, shortly after exiting 
           the New Jersey mainland
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $1000
Description:  One of the gangsters in this tunnel has the money

3.3.2
Location:  In the southern lane of the Holland Tunnel, midway through
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $1000
Description:  One of the gangsters in this tunnel has the money

3.3.3
Location:  Toward the center of the train yard
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  100%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  %2,500 - $10,000
Description:  Once per visit to this area, you can steal the shipment from some
              gangsters

3.4-Execution-

3.4.1
Location:  On Newark St. between 2rd and 3rd St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  50%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival family executes an innocent

3.5-Fight(Special)

3.5.1
Location:  Eastern side of the train yard, around the middle
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  100%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $0 - $4,800
Description:  Once per visit to this area, killing an innocent bum in the rail
              yard angers his friends

4--Hell's Kitchen--

4.1-Ambush-

4.1.1
Location:  Western shipping yard near 12th Ave.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Bomb
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying a bomb

4.1.2
Location:  33rd St. off 7th Ave.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Tommy Gun
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying tommy gun ammo

4.1.3
Location:  The northern part of 52nd St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Magnum Level 3
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading magnum or buying the ammo

4.2-Family Fight-

4.2.1
Location:  The court at the end of Galvin St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Pistol/Magnum Level 2
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible family fight after upgrading the magnum or buying the
              pistol/magnum ammo

4.2.2
Location: Under the highway just south of the area of Hell's Kitchen 
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $1000
Description:  One of the gangsters under this overpass has some money for the 
              asking

4.3-Stolen Shipment-

4.3.1
Location:  The northernmost section of the train yard
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  100%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $2,500 - $10,000
Description:  Once per visit to this area, you can steal this shipment from some
              gangsters

4.3.2
Location:  In the sewer around Peter, Philip, and Luce St. on the highway
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Molotov
Day Frequency:  100%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $10,000 - $25,000
Description:  Once per visit to this area, you can steal the shipment from a 
              gang of bellboys

4.4-Execution-

4.4.1
Location:  In the alley north of 42nd St. between 9th and 10th Ave.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  50%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival family executes an innocent

4.4.2
Location:  In Marinelli's Fish Shop on 42nd St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  50%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival family executes an innocent

5--Midtown--

5.1-Ambush-

5.1.1
Location:  Directly west of the hospital on Second Ave.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Dynamite
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying dynamite

5.1.2
Location:  Madison Square Park, between 23rd and 25th St., 5th and Madison Ave.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Tommy Gun
Day Frequency:  20%
Night Frequency:  60%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after buying tommy gun ammo

5.1.3
Location:  Park north of East 79th St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Tommy Gun Level 2
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading the tommy gun or buying the ammo

5.1.4
Location:  Southern side of the 25th St. and 3rd Ave. intersection
Black Market Merchant Involved:  Tommy Gun Level 3
Day Frequency:  40%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  None
Description:  Possible ambush after upgrading the tommy gun or buying the ammo

5.2-Family Fight-

5.2.1
Location:  Bryant Park, between 40th and 42th St., 5th and 6th St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  30%
Night Frequency:  100%
Reward:  $2,500 - $10,000
Description:  Possible family fight in the park that ends with a crate of money

5.3-Execution-

5.3.1
Location:  Raphael's flower shop 6th between 34th and 40th St.
Black Market Merchant Involved:  None
Day Frequency:  50%
Night Frequency:  50%
Reward:  None
Description:  Rival family executes an innocent


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IV.   Legal

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
website or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a 
violation of copyright.

Copyright 2006 Shing Yeung


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V.    Credits

Electronic Arts   For developing and publishing this game.
Me                For making this guide.
You               For reading this guide.
VideoGamePlus     For selling this great game to me for a cheap price.
*odyseeos         For some additional info and helping me edit this guide with
                  proper english.