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General FAQQ. How many storyline missions are there in total?
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Q. How many storyline missions are there in total?
Q. What year is Chinatown Wars set in?
Q. What happens if I die during a mission?
Q. Are you able to travel to places in taxis?
Q. What are the names of the radio stations in CTW?
Q. How do you obtain new weapons in CTW?
Q. How does the new Police Evasion system work?
Q. Where can I start Street Racing in CTW?
Q. Are there any Random Characters in Chinatown Wars?
Q. Are there Helicopters in Chinatown Wars?
Side-Missions & Odd-Jobs
Q. What is involved in the Drug Dealing mini-game and how does it work?
Q. What is the Riding Shotgun mini-game?
Q. What is the Loose Exchange mini-game?
Q. What is the Graveyard Groove mini-game?
Q. What is the Fast Tracks mini-game?
Q. What is the Noodle Run mini-game?
Q. What is the Go-Kar-TT mini-game?
Q. What is the Fire Fighter mini-game?
Q. What is the Hobotron mini-game?
Fire Fighter Missions
A. 58.Q. What year is Chinatown Wars set in?
Explained in one of the first cutscenes of the game, 2009.Q. What happens if I die during a mission?
A. You will be taken to the Hospital and given the option to restart the missio by pressing the Select button. The same also applies to being arrested by the cops but bear in mind that if you're arrested you will lose all weapons being held on your person.Q. Are you able to travel to places in taxis?
A. Yes, just hold X when you are near a Taxi with a light on the roof (the light being on is an indication of the Taxi not being in use, when they are in use the light will be off). You can also whistle into your DS microphone to hail a Taxi.Q. What are the names of the radio stations in CTW?
Q. How do you obtain new weapons in CTW?
- Ticklah- Dub
- Deadmau5- Electronic
- Alchemist- Hip Hop
- Truth & Zoul- Jazz/Funk
- Prairie Cartel- Rock
A. There are several ways you can get new weapons in the game. The first is the classic picking them up from dead bodies. There are also two ways new to Chinatown Wars. There are red dumpsters use throughout the city, and stashed inside these are items (can include weapons, or food). To get them out press Select next to the dumpster, then open the lid and throw the bags out of the dumpster with your stylus and if it is a weapon it will be added to your inventory.
The other new feature is weapon deliveries. Open your PDA, go into the Ammu-Nation section and you will be given a menu with different gun sections (Handguns, SMG etc.) and from here will be able to order weapons from them. You will then receive a order confirmation E-mail from them, and then another E-mail when the weapons are delivered to your Safehouse.
Please note that some weapons will need to be unlocked, and also that they will only be delivered to certain Safehouses.
On top of this, you are also able to hijack Ammu-Nation delivery trucks to get weapons. However, be prepared for a fight because the drivers are heavily armed.Q. How does the new Police Evasion system work?
A. Chinatown Wars features a new Police Evasion system where you can lose stars by taking out the cars following you. They do not need to explode, you will know when they're wrecked enough because a red X will appear above the car & one of the car symbols under your Wanted tars will be crossed off. You can also lose stars by entering any Safehouse you own, or going into a Pay 'N Spray (providing no police see you enter it).Q. Where can I start Street Racing in CTW?
for the location. Thanks to Cheating Soi for finding it & PatrickW for fixing the link.Q. Are there any Random Characters in Chinatown Wars?
A. Yes, there are Random Characters in the game. I do not know how many but have seen around 3-4 different markers on the map so far.Q. Are there Helicopters in Chinatown Wars?
A. Yes, helicopters are featured in the game, however none have been found as flyable so far.Side-Missions & Odd-JobsQ. What is involved in the Drug Dealing mini-game and how does it work?
A. The Drug Dealing mini-game is a very prominent one and involves the player buying drugs and then selling them on for a profit. Essentially, it's your classic buy low and sell high scenario. However, the DDealing mini-game differs from other because it requires no trigger, it is on-going throughout the game (after you have completed a certain storyline mission).
After completing this mission you will be able to visit dealers throughout the city and buy drugs off them, for a price. Once you have bought some drugs, they will be put into your Duffel bag and you will be able to visit other dealers around the city to sell them on, or buy more if you have the room (50 bags of drugs is the limit). When selling the drugs, you will be given a choice of how many bags of which drugs to sell, but a window will also display the amount of profit/loss you will gain/lose from the deal. This mini-game requires you to check prices in the fluctuating market to make sure that you will be able to make a profit from your purchase in the future.Drug Dealing Tips:
- Be aware of cops. If you turn up to the dealer with a Wanted level or while the cops are around, he will get spooked and run away, and you will have to wait a short while for him to return. Also when you exit a deal there may be cops ready to bust you, which will result in a 2* Wanted level which you will need to lose. If you are busted while holding drugs, they will all be permenantely confiscated from you, which means you lose however much money you spent on them.
- Every Safehouse in the game features a lockbox in which you can transfer drugs from your bag and store them safely, so if you get busted they are not removed.
- You will often get E-mails from dealers around the city with tips on where good deals can be made. Some will involve people who are willing to pay a lot more than usual for a drug, and the others will involve people who are selling drugs for a very low price. My advice would be to always go for these tips, you can make a stack of profit from them. But make sure you get there early if you are planning on taking advantage of these tips, because they expire after a certain amount of days.
- You can also gain Drugs by hi-jacking other Gang's drug vans. These are red vans which you will occasionally see around the city, and will have a red pointer above them to indicate they're drug vans. The drivers are armed, but unlike the Ammu-Nation vans you are able to drag the drivers out of their vehicles and then speed off without having to engage them in a gunfight. You then take these vans to a secluded Safehouse and then cut out the side-panel of the car using the touch-screen. However, you can usually gain a larger profit from dealing out drugs than stealing these vans, as the drugs only come in very small amounts in these vans.
A map of all 80 Drug Dealers can be found here
.Q. What are the Scratch Cards for?
A. There are several different locations where you can buy Scratch Cards in the game, and there are also several different types of cards which will give different prizes. So far I have seen prizes of food, different amounts of cash and the top prize for one card is a Hotel Suite for a new Safehouse. There's no realt technique to winning the Scratch Cards, it's essentially just down to luck. You can also blow into the DS microphone to blow away the scratchings from the card.Q. What is the Riding Shotgun mini-game?
A. In Riding Shotgun, you drive around in a Cavalcade and take out enemy trucks. You will be accompanied by a friend who will sit in the back of the truck with an Assault Rifle and help you out with taking out the trucks. Your goal is to take gain as many points as you can within the time limit. You're given 25 points for taking out normal trucks, and 100 for taking out Gang Captain trucks. There's not really much else to say on this game mode, it's a basic drive and shoot mini-game.
You can start Riding Shotgun here
, just get in the Cavalcade to start the mini-game.Q. What is the Loose Exchange mini-game?
A. In the Loose Exchange mini-game you have to drive through 29 checkpoints, which form a course, in under 1 minute. There's nothing much else to say on this, just drive through each point as quickly as you can. Remember that they form a course, and collecting them in order will get you a quicker time than if not.
You can start Loose Exchange here
, just get in the Cavalcade to start the mini-game.Q. What is the Graveyard Groove mini-game?
A. In the Graveyard Groove mini-game you have to drive through 35 checkpoints, which form a course, in under 1:05:00, it's essentially the same as Loose Exchange other than you drive a Hearse in this mini-game. There's nothing much else to say on this, just drive through each point as quickly as you can. Remember that they form a course, and collecting them in order will get you a quicker time than if not.
You can start Graveyard Groove here
, just get in the Hearse to start the mini-game.Q. What is the Fast Tracks mini-game?
A. In the Fast Tracks mini-game you drive a Rhino (tank) and have to follow a course, and complete it in as little time as you can. There are also target vehicles scattered along the course, and 5 seconds is taken off your time for each target you destory. There's nothing much else to say on this, just drive through each point as quickly as you can.
You can start Fast Tracks here
, just get in the Rhino to start the mini-game. If you just want the Tank without having to complete Fast Tracks, just press Select twice after the mini-game starts, which quits it, then get back into the Rhino.Q. What is the Noodle Run mini-game?
A. In the Noodle Run mini-game you drive a delivery van and have to make food deliveries within a time limit. Once you reach a delivery marker you go to the front door of the house, ring the bell and wait for the customer to come down and pay you. After you have completed a set of deliveries, you have some extra time added onto the clock and have to complete the next set of deliveries.
You can start Noodle Run here
, just get in the delivery van to start the mini-game.Q. What is the Go-Kar-TT mini-game?
A. In the Go-Kar-TT mini-game you have to drive a Go-Kart around a track and finish under a certain time. You will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal depending on how quickly you beat the track, and a higher cash bonus for each. There's nothing much else to add, just make sure that you do not crash into the tires at the side, and also make sure you follow the arrows, some courses around the track have areas blocked off.
You can start Go-Kar-TT here
, just get in the Go-Kart to start the mini-game. If you just want to take the Go-Kart without completing any courses, just get in it and press Select twice when the race starts, this quits the mini-game, then get back into the Go-Kart.Q. What is the Fire Fighter mini-game?
A. In the Fire Fighter mini-game you drive a Fire Truck and have to put out fires around the city under a time limit. Once you reach a fire, put it out using the water gun in the Truck. After you have put out a fire, you have some extra time added onto the clock and have to put out the next set of fires.
You can start Fire Fighter here
, just get in the Fire Truck to start the mini-game.Q. What is the Hobotron mini-game?
A. The Hobotron mini-game is pretty simple. Just survive the waves of attacks, there will be weapon pickups are the area that will show up as green markers on your GPS.
You can start Hobotron here
, just walk into the blue marker to start the mini-game.Q. What is the Liberty City Gun Club?
A. The Liberty City Gun Club is available after completing the mission for Kenny named "Under The Gun". Enter the yellow chevrons to enter the building, and enter the blue chevrons in the middle of the range to start the challenge. In the Gun Club you can practice with weapons and earn medals, and you can unlock more weapon challenges as your progress through the story. You will get $250 each time you beat the high score. Your objective is to shoot the red & yellow targets and not to shoot the blue targets.
In the Sniper Rifle challenge, you can earn bonus time if you assemble the rifle in less than 20 seconds.Locations.
Rather than write up a description for each mini-game, it'd be easier to list the locations for each mini-game, a lot of them are the same and just use different vehicles.Loose ExchangeGraveyard grooveFast TracksNoodle RunGo-Kar-TTFire FighterPatriot Park TTBoulevard Boogie TTBohan SnakeEast Side EscapadeDukes Dust Up TTMonument ManiaExcess Delivery MissionsDrug DealersScratch CardsPay N SpraysPetrol StationsAuto-Merchant.100% CompletionRandom Characters
Please note that these are rough locations, it's hard to get them exact because of the way Brady Games has marked them.SelmaGiorgioTommyGuyMarcyCherieAlonsoWilhelmRewards/UnlockablesTrading Trophies
- Wooden Spoon- Lose $500.
- Platinum Syringe- Purchase Heroin.
- Diamond Pillbox- Sell hallucinogenics.
- Jeweled Bong- Sell depressants.
- Silver Safe- Make $2,000.
- Golden Binoculars- Find 40 dealers.
- Titanium Briefcase- Find 80 dealers.
- Jeweled Key to the City- Own all (21) Safehouses.
- Marathon (Infinite Sprint)- Complete 5 waves with 100% save rate.
- Double Armour- Complete 5 levels with 100% kill rate.
Fire Fighter Missions
- Taxi Shield (All Taxis become bullet-proof)- Complete 15 Taxi fares.
- Flame Retard (Immune to fire)- Get a Gold Medal.
Liberty City Gun Club
- Big Pants (Double drug-holding capacity)- Get a Gold Medal in both delivery games.
- Ammu-Discount (Bargain prices for all Ammu-Nation prices)- Get Gold Medals in all challenges..
This post has been edited by Enjoii on Wednesday, Apr 22 2009, 15:00
17/03/09- FAQ posted.
18/03/09- Added Scratch Cards, Riding Shotgun mini-game info.
18/03/09- Added Loose Exchange, Graveyard Groove info.
19/03/09- Added Fast Tracks, Noodle Run, Go-Kar,TT info.
20/03/09- Added Trading Trophies, Paramedic, Taxi & Vigilante Missions rewards. Firefighter, Hobotron info. Locations.
21/03/09- Added Fire Fighter mission reward.
22/03/09- Added a few new questions to the FAQ.
25/03/09- Added SnapMap for both Delivery missions & added Delivery mission reward.
28/03/09- Added Auto-Merchant, 100% Completion table.
10/04/09- Random Characters locations added.
11/04/09- Drug Dealers, Scratch Cards, Pay N Sprays and Petrol Station maps added to the Locations section.
21/04/09- Dead Isarapix images replaced.
22/04/09- Added Liberty City Gun Club info.