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    Weapon Guide by ElBombero

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    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories Weapons Information
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    Introduction
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    This guide was created in a few days to fill the time during my half term 
    holiday.Following the success of my weapon guide for San Andreas I turned to
    Liberty City Stories to analyse the weapons in this brilliant game. This guide 
    gives information on the many weapons of Libery City. The weapon firing speed 
    and power is given out of 10 with 1 being poor and 10 being very good.
    
    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories contains over 30 different weapons from 
    batons to brass knuckles. At any time in Liberty City you have 10 weapon slots. 
    These are:
    
    Slot 1: Fists
    Slot 2: Melee
    Slot 3: Projectiles
    Slot 4: Handguns
    Slot 5: Shotguns
    Slot 6: Machine Guns
    Slot 7: Assault Rifles
    Slot 8: Heavy Weapons
    Slot 9: Rifles
    Slot 10: Utilities
    
    Note: This is the order in which the weapons appear in game. In this guide the
    weapons are in a slightly different order.
    
    Of these slots there are serveral options for each. You are only allowed to
    carry one of each type of weapon in each slot. 
    
    Note: I have merged the fist slot and the melee slot together.
    
    If you spot any mistakes, have any questions or have spotted something I have
    missed then please email me using the contact information at the bottem of this
    guide.
    
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    Contents
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    To help you navigate this guide I have included a code after each section name
    in square brackets. In most browsers you can press Ctrl+F to bring up the find
    function. Type the code in to jump through the guide and find the section you
    require.
    
    Melee                                                                   [LCWPME]
    - Fists                                                                 [LCWPFI]
    - Brass Knuckles                                                        [LCWPBR]
    - Baseball Bat                                                          [LCWPBB]
    - Butcher's Knife                                                       [LCWPBK]
    - Chisel                                                                [LCWPCH]
    - Chainsaw                                                              [LCWPCA]
    - Fire Axe                                                              [LCWPFA]
    - Ice Hockey Stick                                                      [LCWPIC]
    - Katana                                                                [LCWPKA]
    - Machete                                                               [LCWPMA]
    - Police Baton                                                          [LCWPPB]
    - Screwdriver                                                           [LCWPSC]
    
    Handguns                                                                [LCWPHG]
    - 9mm Handgun                                                           [LCWP9M]
    - .357 Colt Python Magnum                                               [LCWPPM]
    
    Shotguns                                                                [LCWPSH]
    - Shotgun                                                               [LCWPSG]
    - Sawn Off                                                              [LCWPSO]
    - SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun                                                [LCWPCS]
    
    Machine Guns                                                            [LCWPMG]
    - Micro SMG                                                             [LCWPMS]
    - Tec-9                                                                 [LCWPTE]
    - MP5                                                                   [LCWPMP]
    
    Assult Rifles                                                           [LCWPAR]
    - AK-47                                                                 [LCWPAK]
    - M4                                                                    [LCWPM4]
     
    Rifles                                                                  [LCWPRI]
    - Sniper Rifle                                                          [LCWPSR]
    - PSG-1                                                                 [LCWPPS]
    
    Heavy Weapons                                                           [LCWPHW]
    - Rocket Launcher                                                       [LCWPRL]
    - Flame Thower                                                          [LCWPFT]
    - Minigun                                                               [LCWPMI]
    
    Projectiles                                                             [LCWPPR]
    - Grenade                                                               [LCWPGR]
    - Molotov                                                               [LCWPMO]
    - Remote Grenades                                                       [LCWPRG]
             
    Utilities                                                               [LCWPUT]
    - Camera                                                                [LCWPCM]
    - Detonator                                                             [LCWPDE]
    
    Ammunation Stock Listings                                               [LCWPAS]
    
    Weapon Cheats                                                           [LCWPWC]
    
    Contact Information                                                     [LCWPCI]
    
    Thanks                                                                  [LCWPTA]
     
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    Melee                                                                   [LCWPME]
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    If you are stuck without a good gun you will have to attack your opponents hand
    to hand using fists or perhaps a large object. This section has the greatest 
    variety with a weapon to suit everybody - Brute butchery with a Butcher Knife or
    Chainsaw or mabey the Oriental Style and control of a Katana.
    
    When using weapons with short ranges a useful tactic is to run in and make an 
    attack and then retreat before going in for another attack, of course if the
    opponent has a gun then the best tactic is to run in hit and hope for a knock
    down where they cannot hurt you at all.
    
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    Fists
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    [LCWPFI]
    
    Can be found: End of your arms!
    
    Attack Speed: 6
    
    Strength: 5
    
    Advantages: 
    
    
    Very easy to get hold of! Also give you a handy tool when you want to conserve 
    ammo.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not particularly strong and you will suffer when attacking groups or at 
    distance.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The good Ol' fists will always be a part of your arsenal and can be useful when
    used correctly. Never use them versus groups or at distance unless you have no
    better options and remember the run in hit run out stratergy. If you have any
    other option then use it instead of the fists but if you need to they will
    always be there. A good stratergy is to use them against single targets thus 
    saving you the ammo.
    
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    Brass Knuckles
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    [LCWPBR]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 5 
    
    Strength: 6 
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Gives you the ammo conservation abilities of the fists with a little more 
    power.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Still not particularly strong and do require a little searching to obtain.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The brass knuckles are a useful addition to the budding boxer giving you an 
    extra bit of strength to your punches. It does require a little bit of 
    searching to obtain so unless you are a fan of just the fists they are not 
    really worth  the searching but if you have a map or spawn point handy then I 
    would get them as they give your fists that extra bit more.
    
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    Baseball Bat
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    [LCWPBB]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 4
    
    Strength: 6
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good strength and easy to deal more damage to targets on the
    floor.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Swing speed is fairly standard as is attack range.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The baseball bat is a very useful common melee weapon. It offers good strength 
    and it can deal damage to a group with the swing. The actual range is not 
    brilliant but that is a common fault of most melee weapons. The baseball bat
    holds its self up throughout the game but is expecially useful near the
    beggining where good damage weapons are hard to find.
    
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    Butcher's Knife
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    [LCWPBK]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 6
    
    Strength: 4
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good attack speed and fairly easy to find as it is carried by triads.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Does not have a good attack range as with the baseball bat and not as strong
    as other options.
    
    Verdict:
    
    If you favour attack speed over strength then the butcher knife is the one 
    for you over the baseball bat. It is quite easy to find as it is carried by
    Triads around Chinatown. It does not have a good attack range but with the
    attack speed you can run in hit and run away. There are stronger options
    but not as accessible so for people startign the game this or the baseball 
    bat are the ones for you.
    
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    Chisel
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    [LCWPCH]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 5
    
    Strength: 4
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good attack speed like screwdriver.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not very common and also lacking on power.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Chisel like the Screwdriver are the two easily forgotten but at the
    same time justifiably forgotten weapons. It has good attack speed but 
    lacks any real strength and has no real attack range so to be honest 
    unless you are desperate for it as a novelty or something there is no 
    point to searching around for it as with the Screwdriver.
    
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    Chainsaw
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    [LCWPCA]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 8
    
    Strength: 8
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Fantastic strength and good attack speed. If you manage to knock a
    target over it is a certain kill.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not very easy to get hold off.
    
    Verdict:
    
    For those that want sheer brutality then the chainsaw is the weapon
    for you. It has fantastic strength and a good attack speed, the 
    opposite for the Katana, and also offers you an instant kill when a
    target is on the floor. A good tactic with the chainsaw is just to
    run around holding down attack and impalying people. It is fairly 
    hard to get hold of but with the Katana it holds the ultimate 
    option for the melee shot crown and is definetly worth it.
    
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    Fire Axe
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    [LCWPFA]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 5
    
    Strength: 6
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good strength and easy to find
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not very good attack range.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The fire axe is a very easy to obtain weapon - firestations have them.
    Also it has good strength and is deadly when an opponent is on the 
    floor. It does suffer from having a short attack range but so long as
    you run in or out it should not be a problem. If you want a good tidy
    melee weapon and are in Portland then the fireaxe is a good pick
    expecially early in the game.
    
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    Ice Hockey Stick
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    [LCWPIC]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 6
    
    Strength: 5
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good attack speed and also good attack range.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not as strong as other options.
    
    Verdict:
    
    For those that like their melee at range the Ice hockey stick is for you.
    It has the longest range of the melee weapons and also has a tidy attack
    speed. There are better options in terms of strength but it does hold its
    own if needed to. Once the second island is unlocked one can be easily 
    picked up from in front of the stadium.
    
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    Katana
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    [LCWPKA]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 8
    
    Strength: 8
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Quick attack speed and deals a lot of damage to your targets.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    You are prone to overattacking which can make attacking a group difficult.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Katana is my pick for this slot but I am sure an equal number will 
    agree as disagree with me picking the chainsaw. The Katana has good attack
    speed and deals a lot of damage with the ability to behead your target.
    You are prone to overattacking but as long as you do not go overboard the
    long range, power and speed all combine to create a very strong option and
    one for those that prefer grace and control over sheer brutality.
    
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    Machete
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    [LCWPMA]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 6
    
    Strength: 5
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Above average attack speed and it does a good bit of damage.  
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not too easy to get hold of and not very good attack range.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The machete is a useful weapon with good attack speed and also deals a 
    good bit of damage. However like many other melee weapons it suffers 
    from not having very good attack range and be not very easy to obtain.
    There are better options for this slot but the Machete does hold its 
    own if needed.
    
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    Police Baton
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    [LCWPPB]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 6
    
    Strength: 5 
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good attack speed and also does a good bit of damage. Also very easy to get
    hold of as all police carry one.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Obtaining one does require a wanted level and there are stronger melee options
    
    Verdict:
    
    The police baton is a useful weapon as it combines an alright level of strength
    with a good attack speed. It is also very easy to obtain as every cop in Liberty
    City has one. There are stronger options but if you need a melee weapon quickly
    and do not mind getting a wanted level then this is the option for you.
    
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    Screwdriver
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    [LCWPSC]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Attack Speed: 5
    
    Strength: 4
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Quick firing speed so you can get a few attacks in.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Lacks any real range and also hard to find.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The screwdriver really is not a weapon worth trying to obtain. It does have a
    good attack speed so you will be able to hit your target a few times but it does
    lack any real strength to hurt your target. The lack of easy ability really 
    combines to make a weapon not worth bothering about.
    
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    Handguns                                                                [LCWPHG]
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    The handgun is a useful weapon in your arsenal. Liberty City Stories offers two 
    types of handgun - the all rounding 9mm and the brute force of the .357 Colt 
    Python. The 9mm is one of the most important guns early in the game as it gives
    you a useful all round weapon early in the game at a low price.
    
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    9mm Handgun
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    [LCWP9M]
    
    Cost: $240 for 68 Rounds
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Ammunation
    
    Clip Size: 17 Rounds
    
    Firing Speed: 7
    
    Strength: 4 
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Very easy to obtain and has a good firing speed.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Overshadowed by other weapons in terms of power fairly quickly and can stuggle
    against large groups.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The 9mm is a vital weapon early in the game as it gives you an effective all
    round option. It has good firing speed and is very easy to obtain and ammo is
    also cheap which is good for those on a budget. However it overshowed by other
    options later in the game. Before you reach the second island the 9mm is a must
    have but after that it is not really requiered but I would reccomend it just as 
    it gives you a good option when you are low on ammo.
    
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    .357 Colt Python Magnum
    =======================
    [LCWPPM]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Clip Size:
    
    Firing Speed: 4
    
    Strength: 9
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Deadly at close range and almost a certain stopper.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Lacks range and also has a slow firing speed.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Colt Pyton is the granddady of handgun slot. It gives fantastic stopping
    power and is pretty much a one shot kill. It does suffer from a slow firing 
    speed and does not possess much range however. It is fairly difficult to optain
    but unlike with other slots the Python is such an improvement over the handgun 
    it is worth it.
    
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    Shotguns                                                                [LCWPSH]
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    The shotgun is best describe as a brute. Similar to a powerrunner in sports over
    a short distance it punches through targets easily but over longer distances it
    loses its power. A vital weapon if you want up close and personal shooting. The
    shotgun also sprays when fired so you can cause some damage to groups. 
    
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    Shotgun
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    [LCWPSG]
    
    Cost: $1500 for 32 Rounds
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Phill's
    
    Clip Size: The amount of ammo you hold
    
    Firing Speed: 6
    
    Strength: Varies over distance (8-3, Short to Long)
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Easy to obtain and deadly at close range.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Does not have as a good a firing speed as the other options and does not
    have as good compensation over distance shots as the combat.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Shotgun is my pick for this slot. It has deadly strength at close range
    and is also very easy to obtain so you do not have to go searching. It does
    have a slower firing speed than the other two options for this slot and 
    it is not as forgiving over distance but I do not think this is too much of
    a problem as you simply choose another weapon when firing over distance or
    close the gap. If you want more power then opt for the combat but for those
    that do not like searching for ammo then the normal shotgun is the weapon
    for you.
    
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    Sawn Off
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    [LCWPSO]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Firing Speed: 7
    
    Strength: Varies over distance (6-3, Short to Long)
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good firing rate and it is also useful at close range.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Lacks the power of the other two options and also the
    avaliability of the normal shotgun.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The sawn off really isnt an option for this slot. It lacks the avaliability
    of the plain shotgun or the stat line of the combat. It is useful at close
    range and has a nice firing speed but it really isnt worth gonig out of your
    way to find and I reccomend using one fo the other two options.
    
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    SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun
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    [LCWPCS]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Firing Speed:8
    
    Strength: Varies over distance (8-4, Short to Long)
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Good firing rate and offers the best compensation for distance shots.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not very easy to obtain and can burn ammo.
    
    Verdict:
    
    For those that want technically the best shotgun then the combat is the one for
    you. It has the best firing speed and gives you the best damage when firing from
    long ranges. It also does not suffer from the between shot reload but the gun
    suffers from difficuty to obtain. Also the weapon is prone to ammo burning if
    you are not careful. If you want the best then go for the combat but in
    practical terms the normal shotgun is the best option.
    
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    Machine Guns                                                            [LCWPMG]
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    The machine gun is a very similar gun to the handgun but for one noticable 
    difference - fire rate! The machine guns fires a devistating amount of rounds,
    the accuracy is not as good as on the handgun but the rate of fire makes the 
    weapon much better when facing groups.
    
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    Micro SMG
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    [LCWPMS]
    
    Cost: $600 for 120 Rounds
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Ammunation
    
    Clip Size: 30 Rounds
    
    Firing Speed: 8
    
    Strength: 5
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Very avaliable in comparison to the other options so you will not have to worry
    about ammo conservation. Also gives a solid weapon to deal with groups at the 
    start of the game.
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not as powerful as its rivals and lacks the effectiveness against vehicles.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Micro SMG is a very useful gun early in the game. It is very useful when 
    taking out groups and ammo can be easily obtained so you do not have to worry 
    about holding the trigger finger - unless you are on a budget! Although the 
    weapon is not very strong the firing speed is handy and makes up for this.
    For those do not want to go searching for weapons the Micro SMG is a useful 
    option and it holds its own agaisnt vehicles and thus is a must have for bike
    riders.
    
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    Tec-9
    =====
    [LCWPTE]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Firing Speed: 8
    
    Strength: 6
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Is more powerful than the Micro SMG and is the best of the three when drive
    bying.
     
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not as obtainable as the Micro Smg and lacks the allroundedness of the MP5.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Tec-9 is the middle weapon of the three in almost all aspects and the 
    problem with it is that it lacks the avalibility to make it more desirable
    than the Micro SMG in terms of power but at the same time it lacks the all
    roundedness of the MP5, the other weapon that is spawn points only. So 
    unless you are looking for a drive by weapon I would avoid the Tec-9 and opt
    for one of the other two options.
    
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    MP5
    ===
    [LCWPMP]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Firing Speed: 9
    
    Strength: 7
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Offers more power then the other two options and also is more accurate even
    with a faster fire rate.
     
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Can not be bought so will require some searching and it is not as useful for
    drive bys in comparision to the Tec-9.
    
    Verdict:
    
    The MP5 is the best all round machine gun. It offers a good accuracy rate with
    good power and a deadly fire rate. It is also good when targeting vehicles but
    it is best used when stationary. I would not reccomend using the MP5 when drive
    bying as the ammo will soon run out and the lack of easy avaliability makes 
    ammo hording an unpracticual option. The MP5 is my pick for this slot as its
    power, accuracy and firing speed all combine to create a deadly option perfect
    for dealing with any groups or other targets you may have.
    
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    Assault Rifles                                                          [LCWPAR]
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    The assault rifles are very important weapons later on in the game. They offer 
    a good fire rate with power and are vital for cutting down the more heavily 
    armed opponents later in the game. They are fairly expensive but they are worth
    every penny as they work well in almost every situation.
    
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    AK-47
    =====
    [LCWPAK]
    
    Cost: $4200 for 150 Rounds
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Ammunation
    
    Clip Size: 30
    
    Firing Speed: 8
    
    Strength: 8
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Avaliable early than the M4 from the shops
    More accessible for those on a budget incomparision to the M4
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Doesn;t do enough to keep you once better options are open
    Lacks the full allroundedness of the M4
    
    Verdict:
    
    The Ak-47 is a useful weapon for when you start on the second island. It 
    gives you a good allround weapon and isn't to expensive. However the weapon
    isn't quite as allround as the M4 and once the M4 is accessible then there isn't
    much of a need for the Ak unless you are on a budget. However the gun does still
    hold itself up and shouldn't be instantly dismissed.
    
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    M4
    ==
    [LCWPM4]
    
    Cost: $5400 for 150 Rounds
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Phill's
    
    Clip Size: 30 Rounds
    
    Firing Speed: 9
    
    Strength: 9
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Highpower and ideal for dealing with groups
    Long range even when rapid fire
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Fairly expensive for those on a budget
    Soem may feel AK is better value for money
    
    Verdict:
    
    The M4 is definetly the complete allrounder. It has excellent firing speed,
    range and power as well as accuracy. This gives you a weapon suitable for every
    situation. While some may feel the weapon is a bit pricey and favor the cheaper
    AK the M4 takes everything the AK has and brings it to the next level. For this
    beifit alone the weapon is worth the increase in price and as long as you have
    the budget you shouldn't go anywhere without one in your arsenal.
    
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    Rifles                                                                  [LCWPRI]
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    If you prefer dealing with your opponets from distance then the two rifles are 
    the way to go. Both have scopes and so allow you to plant the shot right where
    you want it. Your accuracy will rise with practise and if you want a quick easy
    kill then the rifle's should be your first choice. Both weapons have different 
    scopes so choosing the one that suits you best is imporant as the weapons spec
    is not to different - just avalability.
    
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    Sniper Rifle
    ============
    [LCWPSR]
    
    Cost: $6000 for 30 Rounds 
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Ammunation
    
    Clip Size: The amount of ammo you hold
    
    Firing Speed: 3
    
    Strength: 7
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Very easy to get hold of
    Has a better scope then the PSG-1 for beginners
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not as powerful as the PSG-1
    Not as easy as PSG-1 to fire a couple of quick shots one after the other
    
    Verdict:
    
    The standard sniper rifle will be a useful weapon as it allows you long
    distance kills and is much easier to get hold of then its rival in this slot.
    For those who find sniping difficult the scope is also easier for beginners so
    if you find sniping difficult this is the best option. However the weapon is not
    as powerful as the PSG-1 and so shot selection is more important and groups are
    also harder to deal with as the time in between shots is slightly longer.
    
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    PSG-1                                                                
    =====
    [LCWPPS]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Firing Speed: 4
    
    Strength: 8
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Offers more power then the normal sniper
    Good for dealing with groups from distance
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not very easy to get hold of
    Aiming is not as easy
    
    Verdict:
    
    The PSG-1 is a very useful sniper rifle. It offers more power then the normal
    sniper and its faster firing speed makes dealing with groups much easier. 
    However the weapon lacks the avaliablity of the normal sniper and aiming is not
    as easy but the increase in power and speed makes shot selection less important.
    Unless you are a fan of sniping the PSG-1 is not worth getting hold of from a
    spawn point because the normal sniper is fairly similar and much easier to 
    find. 
    
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    Heavy Weapons                                                           [LCWPHW]
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    When you want to decimate your opponent and blow them away completly then a 
    heavy weapon is your best option. They all have fantastic power and can 
    eliminate groups, cars or single enemies with ease. Each weapon has a slightly 
    different way of removing your targets one for each type of person.
    
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    Rocket Launcher
    ===============
    [LCWPRL]
    
    Cost: $9000 for 8 rockets
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Phill's
    
    Clip Size: The amount of ammo you hold
    
    Firing Speed: 7
    
    Strength: 10
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Easy to use
    Causes a lot of explosive damage
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Does not have the firing speed of the other choices
    Not as useful over shorter distances
    
    Verdict:
    
    The rocket Launcher is the classic GTA Weapon with fantastic power and is ideal
    for taking out moving or stationary cars or groups. The rocket launcher is a RPG
    and act like the grenade in that it is simple but does suffer over shorter
    distances. The rocket Launcher does however lack the firing speed of the other
    choices but as long as you are accurate this isn't the biggest problem.
    
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    Flame Thrower
    =============
    [LCWPFT]
    
    Cost: $5500 for 60 seconds of flame
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Phill's
    
    Clip Size: 50 seconds of flame
    
    Firing Speed: 7
    
    Strength: 9
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Can immobilise enemies
    Is the cheapest option of the three
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not as useful when attacking vehicles except tanks
    You have to get close to use
    
    Verdict:
    
    The flamethrower acts very similar to the molotov however it is much more
    controlled. At a bargin low price it allows you to immobilise and quickly deal
    with groups in notime at all. If you want the power of a heavy weapon but you
    are on a limited budget then the flamethrower is a good option. The problem is
    that you do have to get close to your targets and so you may take damage as
    you move into range. Also the flamethrower is not brilliant against cars but
    it is useful against tanks.
    
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    Minigun
    =======
    [LCWPMI]
    
    Cost: $10000 for 1000 Rounds
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points and Phill's
    
    Clip Size: 500 Rounds
    
    Firing Speed: 10
    
    Strength: 10
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Verdict:
    
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    Projectiles                                                             [LCWPPR]
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    If you want some power but can not afford one of the heavy weapons then the 
    projectiles are your best option. Free or realativly inexpensive these weapons
    allow you to weaken your targets before you move in for the kill. They are 
    really only support weapons and shouldn't be used on their own. All three work
    very similarly so throwing speed is identical but power does differ slightly.
    
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    Grenades
    ========
    [LCWPGR]
    
    Cost: $360 for 8
    
    Can be found: 
    
    Clip Size: The amount of ammo you hold
    
    Firing Speed: Varies on distance thrown (6-3, Short to Long)
    
    Strength: 7
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Quick explosion useful when you want to damage and run
    Easy to get hold of
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Caution has to be taken when thrown
    Does not give you the imobilising features of the molotovs
    
    Verdict:
    
    The grenade prides itself on being simple. It does lack the features of the
    other two  but on the other hand is the easiest to find and get hold of. If 
    you are in need of running and damaging then the grenade is the best for this.
    However the grenade can cause a lot of damage if misused so when you throw you
    have to be careful how you do it. 
    
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    Molotov
    =======
    [LCWPMO]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
    
    Clip Size: The amount of ammo you hold
    
    Firing Speed: Varies on distance thrown (6-3, Short to Long)
    
    Strength: 8
    
    Advantages: 
    
    The molotov's flame can immobilise its enemies
    The flame is also easy to dodge
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    The molotov can immbolise you
    The high damage can affect you as well
    
    Verdict:
    
    The molotovs edge the two rivals in this catogory for a couple of reasons.
    Firstly, the molotovs immobilise your targets for a short period of time. 
    This allows you to change weapon and finish of your target quickly. The flame
    is also easy to dodge so you are safer from self inflicted damage then if you
    use the other two options. However, if you are stuck in the flames then you 
    will be in trouble as the effects will be on you.
     
    ===============
    Remote Grenades
    ===============
    [LCWPRG]
    
    Can be found: Spawn Points
     
    Clip Size: The amount of ammo you hold
    
    Firing Speed: 4- Needing to detonate slows down procedure and distance thrown
    affects speed like with the others.
    
    Strength: 7
    
    Advantages: 
    
    Allows you to wait before a grenade detonates
    Even though this feature is avaliable the grenade does not lose power
    
    Disadvantages: 
    
    Not very easy to find
    The remote grenades are slower to use then the other two projectiles
    
    Verdict:
    
    The remote grenades provide a useful option for people wanting to set ambushes 
    or want some added saftey against self inflicted damage. For those at risk of
    hurting themselves there is a penalty as the grenades are slower to use then
    the other choices for this slot. Ambushing or attacking a group stealthly do
    not suffer this problem however. If you are able to find a spawn point then 
    the grenades will be a useful weapon but they are not the most accessible.
    
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    Utilities                                                               [LCWPUT]
    ================================================================================
    The utilities are not weapons as such but are useful- hence the name! The camera
    allows you to record your pictures as you head around the city and the detonator
    is vital as it allows you to detonate your remote grenades.
    
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    Camera
    ======
    [LCWPCM]
    
    The camera is included in this guide as it is part of the weapon slot however
    it cannot be used as a weapon. It does no damage at all and so you will find
    yourself dying pretty quickly if you use it when a rival gang is nearby. The
    only use of the camera is to complete the snapshots goal or take pictures of
    glitches or other things that take your fancy - just watch out for gangs!
    
    Extra Information: The zoom on the camera works very similarly to that on the
    sniper rifle.
    
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    Detonator
    =========
    [LCWPDE]
    
    The detonator appears after you have thrown a remote grenade. Once the grenade
    is thrown the detonator is automatically selected. You can choose to detonate 
    by pressing () or you can change weapon and shoot before returning to the 
    detonator. The advantage of this detonator is it allows you to get a safe
    distance from grenades before detonating.
    
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    Ammunation Stock Listings                                               [LCWPAS]
    ================================================================================
    
    Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories offers three places where you can buy
    weapons. The weapons that are not avalibale from the shops can only be found via
    cheats or spawn points. This section gives the stock that can be bought at each
    shop.
    
    Ammunation Portland
    
    - 9mm Handgun
    - Micro SMG
    
    Ammunation Staunton
    
    - Sniper Rifle
    - Grenades
    - Micro Smg
    - Ak 47
    - Body Armour
    
    Phill Cassidy
    
    - Shotgun
    - Rocket Launcher
    - Flamethrower
    - M4
    - Minigun
    - Body Armour
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    Weapon Cheats                                                           [LCWPWC]
    ================================================================================
    
    This section gives the weapon cheats for Gta Liberty City Stories. The cheats 
    come in three levels which give different weapons. I will show the cheat level,
    combination and then the weapons you recieve in each slot.
    
    Note: This shows the wapons slots how they appear in game.
    
    Weapon Cheat 1: UP, SQUARE, SQUARE, DOWN, LEFT, SQUARE, SQUARE, RIGHT
    
    Slot 1: Brass Knuckles
    Slot 2: Knife
    Slot 3: Molotovs
    Slot 4: 9mm Handgun
    Slot 5: Shotgun
    Slot 6: Tec-9
    Slot 7: Ak-47
    Slot 8: Flamethrower
    Slot 9: Sniper Rifle
    
    Weapon Cheat 2: UP, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, DOWN, LEFT, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, RIGHT
    
    Slot 1: N/A
    Slot 2: Katana
    Slot 3: Remote Grenades
    Slot 4: .357 Colt Python Magnum  
    Slot 5: Sawn Off
    Slot 6: Tec-9
    Slot 7: M4
    Slot 8: Rocket Launcher
    Slot 9: PSG-1
    
    Weapon Cheat 3: UP, X, X, DOWN, LEFT, X, X, RIGHT
    
    Slot 1: N/A
    Slot 2: Chainsaw
    Slot 3: Grenades
    Slot 4: .357 Colt Python Magnum  
    Slot 5: SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun 
    Slot 6: MP5
    Slot 7: M4
    Slot 8: Minigun
    Slot 9: PSG-1
    
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    Thanks                                                                  [LCWPTA]
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    Thanks go to:
    
    Rockstar Leeds: For making this game
    
    You: For reading this guide
    
    CjayC: For creating the brilliant site that is Gamefaqs.com
    
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