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Grand Theft Auto Advance

Also known as: Grand Theft Auto (box)
Developer: Digital Eclipse
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in US: October 21, 2004
Released in EU: October 25, 2004


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

Grand Theft Auto Advance is an original top-down GTA adventure that fits in your pocket, right next to your handgun. It was released on the same day as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and as a result was overshadowed and received a mixed reception.

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Prerelease Info

Cheat Mode

Press A + B + Start while you're in control of your character. The text "CHEAT MODE ON" will appear on the screen, and your character's coordinates in the map will appear on the right side of the screen.

GTA Advance GBA CheatDebug.png

The following combinations can be used when in Cheat Mode.

Effect Code
$15,000 Left, Right, Up, Down, L, L
All Weapons Left, Right, Up, Down, A, A
Armor Left, Right, Up, Down, A, L
Health Left, Right, Up, Down, B, B
Lower Wanted Level Left, Right, Up, Down, A, R
Raise Wanted Level Left, Right, Up, Down, R, A
Toggle Gang Hostility Left, Right, Up, Down, B, R
Wanted Level Max/Zero Left, Right, Up, Down, R, R
(Source: Rise Against Me (GameFAQs))

Level Select

At the main menu, press Left, Right, Up, Down, L, R then hold Start and press A. An arrow will appear underneath the third menu option. Press Down to highlight the new option, which lets you start the game at any chapter and stage you wish.

GTA Advance GBA LevelSelect.png
(Source: joekisvcool (GameFAQs))

Unused Weapon

Hmmm...
To do:
Submit the GameShark Code.

An unused HUD icon graphic exists of a barrel for a cut weapon called the Oil Slick. Although it has no function in the game, it can be accessed using GameShark codes.

Barrel-GTAA.png

Unused Graphics

Two unused map icons, L and M.
GTA-A L.pngGTA-A M.png

Cut Missions

Starting at 0x7C7D48 is text for several cut missions. It's worth noting that it is formatted differently and stored separate from the used text.

Business and Pleasure

Neither Luigi or his club from Grand Theft Auto III appear in the game.

THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT CLIENTS WHO WANT SOME ACTION AT LUIGI'S.
THEY ORDERED A CAR TO PICK EM UP BUT I HAVE NO ONE TO DRIVE THEM.
I NEED YOU TO GO AROUND THE CITY, PICK THEM UP AND TAKE THEM TO THE CLUB.
BE CAREFUL THOUGH, NONE OF THAT FANCY DRIVIN, THESE GUYS ARE IMPORTANT, YOU UPSET THEM AND YOU UPSET ME CAPICHE?
'BUSINESS AND PLEASURE'

Bomb Squad

NICE ONE KID!
ONE OF OUR CONTACTS HAS BEEN CAUGHT BY THE COPS.
WE NEED TO TAKE HIM OUT BEFORE HE SPILLS HIS BEANS ON OUR OPERATIONS.
HE IS BEING TRANSFERRED FROM THE POLICE STATION TO A MORE SECURE PLACE, SO WE NEED TO ACT NOW.
STEAL THE SQUAD CAR OUTSIDE THE STATION AND TAKE IT TO 8 BALL'S, THEN PUT IT BACK BE CAREFUL WHILE TAKING THE CAR, IF YOU ARE SPOTTET WE'RE SCREWED.
'BOMB SQUAD'

Runaway Idaho

THANKS A LOT, YOU'VE DONE A GOOD JOB.
SOME JOKER HAS STOLEN AN IDAHO FROM THE GARAGE,
IT BELONGS TO AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATE OF OURS AND HE WANTS TO PICK IT UP IN ONE HOUR.
I NEED YOU TO RUN THIS GUY OFF THE ROAD, AND GET THE CAR BACK HERE PRONTO.
'RUNAWAY IDAHO'

Final Negotiations

Joey may be referring to Joey Leone, a character from Grand Theft Auto III.

GOOD JOB!
MISSION FAILED.
YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO PICK THEM UP.. NOT KILL THEM STRAIGHT AWAY!
MISSION FAILED.
A COUPLE OF FRIENDS OF THE POLICE HAVE BEEN TAKING BRIBES FROM JOEY FOR SOME INFO ON PATROLS.
THEY'RE THREATENING TO TAKE HIM IN UNLESS HE DOUBLES THEIR PRICE.
WE NEED TO END THIS DEAL, SO GET A CAR AND PICK THEM UP FROM JOEY'S.
THEY'LL EXPECT TO BE TAKEN TO THE SUBWAY, BUT TAKE THEM SOMEWHERE QUIET AND SILENCE THEM.
NO WITNESSES! WE CAN'T AFFOR THE HEAT ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY ARE SO FRIENDLY WITH THE COPS.0
'FINAL NEGOTIATIONS'

Company Car

WELL DONE KID!
MISSION FAILED!
THE CAR WAS DESTROYED.
YOU DONE WELL KID, I SEE BIG THINGS FOR YOU HERE.
DOWN TO BUSINESS, I HAD TO DUMP MY NEW CAR NEAR CHINATOWN TO LOSE THE COPS AND I'VE GOTSOME GEAR STASHED IN THE TRUNK, I NEED YOU TO GET IT BACK BEFORE THEY CHECK IT.IT'S LIKELY THEY'RE STAKING IT OUT, SO I YOU GET FOLLOWED HAVE THE CAR RESPRAYED AND BRING IT BACK HERE.
'COMPANY CAR'

The Big Leagues

Whether or not Jonnie S is the same character as Jonnie the Bartender is unknown.

GOOD WORK! HERE'S YOUR SHARE
ONE OF OUR MEN, JONNIE S, HAS TAKEN A LARGE SUM OF OUR MONEY.
HE THINKS HE CAN EXCHANGE THE CASH FOR HIS FREEDOM.
MEET HIM UNDER CALLAHAN BRIDGE AND EXCHANGE THE CASH FOR A GUNSHOT IN HIS FACE.
GET THE MONEY AND BRING IT BACK HERE.
'THE BIG LEAGUES'

Driving Mr. Mawson

No such character appears in the final game.

OK, NOT THE BEST DRIVING BUT YOU MADE IT
DRIVE!! THE COPS ARE AFTER ME!
YOU JUST PUT MR MAVSON IN A BODY BAG.. MISSION FAILED!
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!? YOU AIN'T GETTING ANY CASH FOR THIS.. I'LL FIND MY OWN WAY!
OK FIRST THINGS FIRST, I WAS SUPPOSED TO PICK UP A CLIENT IN SAINT MARKS.
HIS NAME IS MR MAWSON AND HE SHOULD BE AT THE SUBWAY, GET A CAR AND BRING HIM HERE.
A WORD OF WARNING, HE HAS A SHORT TEMPER, SO WATCH YOUR MOUTH OR YOU COULD END UP WITH A CRACKED SKULL.
'DRIVING MR. MAWSON'

Joey

The list of internal names for missions includes five entries for Joey. This may be referring to Joey Leone, a character from Grand Theft Auto III. He does not make an appearance in the game, but his official artwork from III is used for a generic mafia thugs in the mission Down the River.

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start_joey4
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start_joey2
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Cut Vehicles

Starting at 0x7C7490 are the vehicle names, several of which belong to ones that do not appear in the game.

Name Notes
REEFER The large fishing boat.
RCBANDIT The radio controlled car which appears mostly in side-missions in other 3D era games.
PREDATOR The police boat.
PONY
PEREN Perennial, a minivan.
ENFORCER The armored police van, the SWAT Van takes it's place in Advance.
BOBCAT
BLISTA
WHOOPY Mr. Whoopee, the ice cream van.
TRASH Trashmaster, the garbage truck.
STALLION A muscle car, only the Diablo Stallion appears.
LINE RUNNER The Linerunner.
LAND ROVER Most likely the Landstalker, as it's GTA III appearance was based on the Land Rover Freelander.
INFERNO Possibly an internal name for the Infernus.
FLATBED
BUS
SECURITY Possibly an internal name for the Securicar.
PATRI The Patriot.
COLUM Unknown, possibly the Columbian Cartel Cruiser which appeared in III and Liberty City Stories.
CHEETAH

A few more emergency vehicles are listed at 0x7C949C.

Name Notes
BARACKS OL Barracks OL, known in Advance (and San Andreas) as simply Barracks.
RHINO The tank in Advance is called, well, Tank.
SQUAD CAR Unknown.

Unused Mission Text

Mission text starts at 0x349104

Jump Start

Most likely meant to appear if you kill Vinnie, but he seems to be invincible.

HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME, KID?

You can't get into Vinnie's car before he gets in and he won't get out no matter what so he cannot be left behind.

HEY FOOL. YOU FORGOT SOMETHING. ME! NOW I'LL BE LATE FOR THE MEETING.

As with most Grand Theft Auto games, the game starts right away on the first mission instead of having to go start it yourself.

IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN IS A RADAR OF THE CITY. YOUR POSITION IS MARKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RADAR AS A WHITE ARROW. HEAD TOWARD THE BLUE 'V' ICON. ONCE YOU'RE AT THE 'V' ICON LOCATION, HEAD TOWARD THE BLUE MARKER TO START THE MISSION.

The mission automatically restarts when failed.

HEAD TOWARD THE 'V' ICON MARKED ON THE RADAR ON THE TOP LEFT OF THE SCREEN TO START THE MISSION AGAIN.

Dirty Laundry

You were originally meant to pick up Federico in his car instead of picking up a weapon at Ammu-Nation and killing him. A different version of the "here I come" line is used, instead of giving him a final push, Mike promises to take him down.

PICK UP FEDERICO IN HIS DRIVER'S CAR. HEAD TOWARD HIS LOCATION BY FOLLOWING THE GREEN DOT ON THE RADAR. GREEN DOTS SYMBOLIZE PEOPLE, CARS, OR OBJECTS THAT YOU HAVE TO PICK UP.
HERE I COME FEDERA... FIDO... AHH... FREDDY TO GIVE YOU YOUR FINAL PUSH.
NICE WORK, GENIUS. YOU JUST BLEW UP THE WHEELS NEEDED TO PICK UP FEDERICO. NOW WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
BAD MOVE, KID. YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING HIM BACK ALIVE.

Additional cutscene dialogue.

HEH, HAVE I STEERED YOU WRONG YET? JUST DO WHAT I ASK AND LET ME WORRY ABOUT THE MAFIA. I PROMISE YOU THINGS WILL CHANGE. FOR BETTER OR WORSE, OUR LIVES WILL CHANGE.
I'M NOT SORRY HE'S DEAD, I JUST DON'T TRUST THESE PEOPLE, VINNIE. WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS.
NOBODY IS BLAMING YOU MIKE, HIS FATE WAS IN HIS OWN HANDS. HE MADE A RUN FOR IT.
WRAP IT UP QUICK, VINNIE. I DON'T LIKE THIS KIND OF WORK
YEAH RIGHT, YOU AND EVERY OTHER CREEP IN THIS TOWN.

An additional line of Vinnie scolding Mike.

I NEVER REALIZED YOU COULD BE SUCH A PUTZ, KID.

Hot Wheels

Vinnie scolds you if you run away from the guard or destroy the car, but this one isn't used. It would fit for abandoning the Banshee or bringing it to the safehouse without spraying it.

HEY KID, YOU DEAF OR JUST NOT PAYIN' ATTENTION? I TOLD YOU TO STEAL THE BANSHEE, GET IT SPRAY PAINTED, AND THEN DROP IT OFF!

Fake IDs

The getaway car isn't involved in this mission.

I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE THE GETAWAY CAR AT THE HIDEOUT. WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU?

Getaway

Vinnie first tells you to come to Chinatown, then alerts you via pager to come to the bridge.

OKAY MIKE, I JUST NEED TO GRAB THE MONEY AND WE'RE READY TO GO. MEET ME AT THE BRIDGE IN FIVE MINUTES IN THE GETAWAY CAR, AND WE'LL GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE FOR GOOD.

Unused line for Vinnie.

COME ON, KID. JUST WHEN I NEED YOU MOST, YOU DROP THE BALL.

Other Unused Text

Multiplayer

At 0x3CDB9C text for a cut multiplayer mode. Interestingly, these match the modes planned for the version that was in development by Crawfish Interactive.

MULTIPLAYER MISSION LIBERTY CITY SURVIVOR.
MULTIPLAYER MISSION CITY CIRCUIT.
MULTIPLAYER MISSION SPECIAL DELIVERY.
MULTIPLAYER MISSION LIBERTY CITY SURVIVOR. RESTART.
MULTIPLAYER MISSION CITY CIRCUIT. RESTART.
MULTIPLAYER MISSION SPECIAL DELIVERY. RESTART.

BUSTED BRIEF.
FIND CARS AND DELIVER THEM.
YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE CARS.
I NEED 10 SPECIFIC CARS FOR THIS JOB. DROP THEM OFF HERE.
GOOD WORK.
OKAY, THAT'S TWO SO FAR.  HERE'S WHERE TWO MORE ARE.
THERE ARE STILL 8 CARS LEFT.  A LITTLE HARDER THIS TIME.  SOMEONE WILL BE DRIVING THEM.
SIX CARS REMAIN.  THE NEXT TWO ARE POLICE CARS, SO THAT MIGHT COMPLICATE THINGS.
AFTER THAT LAST JOB, THIS ONE SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM.  EXCEPT THESE TWO CARS ARE MAFIA CARS, AND THOSE GUYS DON'T LIKE GETING ROBBED.
THANKS, THE NEW OWNER WILL APPRECIATE THIS.
THE LAST TWO CARS ARE F1 RACING CARS.  YOU'LL NEED THE SPEED, BECAUSE AFTER THE LAST JOB, EVERYONE IS TOWN WILL BE AFTER YOU.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?  OH, YOU MADE IT.  UH, GOOD JOB GUYS.

In a list of mission names, at 0x7C88E4.

'SPECIAL DELIVERY'
'CAR JACK CRAZY'
'CITY CIRCUIT'
'LIBERTY CITY SURVIVOR'

0x7C768C

A BUTTON TO CONNECT
CONNECT CABLE
B BUTTON TO CANCEL
CONNECTING

0x7C92D8

AI OPPONENTS
FRAG LIMIT
TIME LIMIT
AREA
SPECIAL DELIVERY
CAR JACK CRAZY
CITY CIRCUIT
LIBERTY CITY SURVIVOR

0x7C90A4

LINK ERROR

The menu option is at 0x7C93AC

MULTI PLAYER

Debug Related

Starting at 0x3E31A8, text for part of a debug menu from an earlier version.

ASSERT cam(0x%x 0x%x 0x%x) %s : %d
CUSTOM 0       CUSTOM 1       CUSTOM 2       CUSTOM 3       CUSTOM 4       CUSTOM 5       CUSTOM 6       CUSTOM 7       CUSTOM 8       CUSTOM 9       CUSTOM 10      
 !"#$%
CAR PHYSICS TEST
SPEED
ACCEL
FACE
DIR
ROTSP
RADIUS
FCOLL
ACOLL
ROLL
TILT
VEL
POS
HBRAKE 
HORN

Miscellaneous

0x7C76DC, Unknown.

FLAKEY CHECK ON

0x7C7CA4, previous name for Rampages.

KILL FRENZY

0x3BC6B5

SAY HELLO TO MR PAGER

0x7C9088, Insane Stunt Jumps didn't make it into the game.

INSANE STUNT  OF FOUND

0x7C8F50, Unknown.

YAKUZA NO LONGER ANGRY
HOODS NO LONGER ANGRY
DIABLOS NO LONGER ANGRY
CARTEL NO LONGER ANGRY
YARDIES NO LONGER ANGRY
TRIADS NO LONGER ANGRY
MAFIA NO LONGER ANGRY
YAKUZA NOW ANGRY
HOODS NOW ANGRY
DIABLOS NOW ANGRY
CARTEL NOW ANGRY
YARDIES NOW ANGRY
TRIADS NOW ANGRY
MAFIA NOW ANGRY

0x7C94F4, the Import/Export Garage didn't make it into the game.

IMPORT/EXPORT GARAGE
EMERGENCY CRANE

0x7C9528, neither did Phil's Army Surplus.

ARMY SURPLUS

0x7C95B4, three of the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto III.

MSX
LIPS 106
K-JAH

0x7C9624, self explanatory.

PLACEHOLDER