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Gangstar: Miami vindication Walkthrough, facts, easter eggs etc.

09-26-2010, 11:44 AM
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Gangstar: Miami vindication Walkthrough, facts, easter eggs etc.

Hey there guys! I'm going to post a full walkthrough of GAngstar: Miami Vindication in this thread. I'll be gathering info and finding out interesting stuff and constantly update this thread with new details! Hope this comes out to be something useful.
The post is going to be categorised as follows:
1. Story missions

2. Side missions.
2.1 Taxi driver
2.2 Fast food delivery
2.3 Paramedic/ Ambulance driver

3. Weapons.
3.1 One handed + melee
3.2 Two handed
3.3 Thrown.
3.4 Heavy Duty
3.5 Generic

4. Vehicles.
4.1 Boats
4.2 Cars
4.3 Bikes
4.4 Helicopters
4.5 Special vehicles (special properties, rare vehicles etc.)

5. Collectibles.
5.1 Surfboards
5.2 Wheels
5.3 Money pickups
5.4 Weapons

6. Wanted system
7. Rare/special vehicles locations
8. Easter Eggs/Interesting facts or items.

1. Story missions (COMING SOON!)

2.1 Taxi Driver.
This is your basic taxi driver mission. Find a taxi, hop in and start taking fares. You will need to drive fast and DONT wreck your car as it will decrease your speed by a great deal. Get 10 fares in a row and get the `Taxi Driver!` achievement.
For this mission you'll need the food delivery car which is basically a modified W4C with a burger on it. hop in and deliver the foods. 10 foods in a row = `Fast Fast Food` achievement.
This mission requires an ambulance. You can usually find one near a hospital, so get in and start saving lives. DONT run over the people you're trying to save and, once again, DONT wreck your car unless you want to fail the mission. 10 people saved in a row = `Sick Ride!` achievement.

*To start any of the side missions, tap the walkie-talkie icon below the radio display.

i) Fists

Nuff said. Beat the crap out of anybody, be it a granny or a SWAT soldier: the 3-hit combo can do wonders. No armor resists the power of the fists, meaning that the FBI and SWAT officers will be just as easy to take down as a civilian despite having loads of armor on them.
ii) Baseball bat

A much deadlier version of the fists. Hard wood to the jaw takes care of anything, including non-armoured vehicles (which happen to have a jaw )
iii) Pistols

cheap and effective, the pistol is a perfect tool for taking down any enemy. Non-armoured people take 3 direct shots to take down while heavily armoured enemied such as SWAT team members take up to 6 shots to kill. The handgun can be dual-wielded, which not only looks bad-ass but doubles the rate of fire of these semi-automatic demons. Decent range and accuracy, but not recommended for use without taking cover due to the low rate of fire. Take cover first!
iv) UZI

How about firing off thousands of rounds per minute without spending much money? Sounds bad-ass, sure, but despite the amazingly fast rate of fire, the minimal (I REPEAT -MINIMAL!) damage and awful accuracy even at mid-range, the UZIs are not recommended to use at all unless you just enjoy the fast rate of fire and the fact that the SWAT officer has taken a couple thousand shots but is still standing there . Dual wielding might increase your chances but, just use the twin .45s instead.
v) Shotgun (or MR. Boomstick)

This one is supposed to be extremely deadly, right? Its two handed and looks bad-ass and it's a shotgun dangit! But, well, it's not deadly unless you're standing 2 steps away from your enemy and it's a granny. The shotgun is surprisingly dissappointing in this game. It takes 3 shots at close range to take down a regular civilian, and God knows how many to take down someone armoured. Unless you're standing 1 step away from your enemy, you'll be firing and firing. It's also almost as expensive as an AK-47. Slow rate of fire, awful accuracy at mid-range and large spread make this a useless weapon. Some peoples farts are deadlier than this thing. Don't use it.
vi) Assault Rifle (AK-47)

One of the deadliest weapons in the game. Fires off the unrealistic 64 round clip at the speed of light (well, at the speed of a machine gun xD), with fairly good accuracy in close to mid range and REALLY, REALLY impressive damage which is equal to that of the pistol. Imagine you were firing off 4 pistols at the same time and it would look more badass. You would get the AK-47. The price of 1125 bucks is nothing compared to the awesomeness of taking down 4 SWAT members in the matter of seconds. Get it. Use it. Love it.
vii) Sniper rifle

This is a very fun weapon. One shot one kill, no matter the armor on the enemy. 3 shots take down most of the vehicles in the game. Its very long range and DEAD accurate and does massive damage BUT, only use it at long range unless you're a ninja guru with lighning fast reflexes. Low rate of fire, only 5 rounds per clip, the fact that its hard to aim and an impressive cost of 1875 bucks (550 more than the AK47) make this a non effective weapon in close quarters combat. if you're far away from your enemies though, no weapon can match this one. It's also great for demolishing any vehicle faster than most weapons in the game. Find a nice sniper spot and enjoy the show. Find a group of SWAT soldiers and curse for 15 seconds while you try to aim before dying miserably.
Meet MR. GREEN AID. You don't wanna see him when he's mad. He may be thrown a couple meters away and explode, taking whaatever's near him to weapon heaven... In other words, if you need a thrown killing machine, get this little one. It will annihilate anyone if thrown correctly and if you dont mind the 4 seconds of delay before the big boom and the 300$ price tag.
Meet MR. MOLOTOV. He created this molotov cocktail. Its just as deadly to people as the grenade, but not as effective against vehicles. No fuse time and low price of 90$ only make this weapon a better choice if you're not destroying vehicles.


Well this certainly LOOKS heavy and awesome at the same time. Seriously though, dont mind the high price tag of 1.5 grand and get this gun. It'll make roastbeefs out of anything in a matter of seconds ( vehicles and people dont stand a chance) Its the 1000x better version of the molotov, let's just say that. The fuel tank lasts for about 15 seconds and reloading takes minimum time. Saving up for an RPG? Don't, get this bad boy instead. Despite low range, this gun is bad-ass.
xii) RPG-7

The ultimate machine of destruction. One propelled grenade out of this tube of armageddon takes down anything and anyone in its path. The ONLY thing in the entire game that requires 2 rounds to be blown away is the heavily armoured SWAT truck. The high price tag is the only thing that should stop you from getting this. But if you get it, then nothing can stop you. You are the conqueror of the game. Until you run out of ammo, that is. Decent rate of fire, ANNIHILATING damage and spread effect make this one of the best weapons that the player can have.

Unlimited ammo. No price tag. Rate of fire of about 3000 rounds per minute and astonishingly awesome damage. Although this gun is only mounted on the police helicopter, it's the best gun in the game. You can take down anything in seconds and it doesnt cost you a dollar! Auto-lock on human enemies and only 5-6 bullets to take down any vehicle, even the `bullet-proof` SWAT truck. Once you get your hands on a police chopper, use this bad dude to the full extent. In other words = make armageddon come early.
xiv) Camera

Well, its, umm, a camera. And it does nothing. You can take snapshots, but they dont seem to be saved anywhere, which makes this thing completely useless.

Currently playing: max payne, gta III (VC and SA), KOTOR, Man of Steel, Zombie Smash, Jetpack Joyride, Doodle Jump.
Waiting for: Forgotten Memories, The Witness, Transistor (?), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

Last edited by Dan007; 09-26-2010 at 04:17 PM.
09-26-2010, 04:17 PM
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i) Megaptera

This is the biggest and second slowest boat in the game (the first slowest being the Floating point hovercraft), and although it is pretty huge and slow, its also more resistant than the other boats in the game.
ii) Feresa

This is one of the fastest boats in the game, and its also cool looking with stripes on most of its paintjobs. Its not resistant to gunfire though, and deforms fairly quickly if crashed into something.
iii) Sea car

The fastest and most manueverable boat in the game. It has a spoiler and accelerates so fast that you'll start seeing blur all over the place in the first 3 seconds. Same resistance as the Feresa boat, but less noticeable deformity from crashes. Usually comes in multi-colour paintjobs.
iv) Jet-ski
I didnt get this one yet so I can't say much about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

* For the FLOATING POINT hovercraft and the JETSKI see `Special vehicles` section 4.5
4.2 CARS
i) Tawny 40o

This is one of the ugliest and slowest 4 door car in the game. It's not resistant to gun fire either while being pretty unappealing and plain. A SWAT truck can outrun it. Don't use it unless you wanna go blind from the awfulness.
ii) TAXI

Good ol' yellow cab. This is the vehicle that activates the taxi driver mission and gets you fares. Other than that, its fairly average, but better than the SUVs and that lousy Tawny piece of crap. It's based off of the W4C car, which I'll write about later.

This is the car that activates the Fast Fast Food delivery mission. Same properties as the TAXI as this one's also based off of W4C car. Average speed, resistance, but awesome look (BURGER FTW!)

Again, same properties as the previous two as this one is ALSO based off this W4C car. Pretty average if you ask me. But looks pretty modern. Perfect for Doughnut consumation.
v) W4C sedan

THIS IS the car which the other 3 vehicles were based off of. Looks the same, an average sedan, single coloured, average speed, resistance and handling. Perfect car for civilians. Not for chases or shootouts. Not at all.

This is the truck that activates the Paramedic mission. Other than that, its a slow piece of crap, BUT it has one advantage: SOMETIMES its strong enough to take on an RPG round without exploding in your face (depends on distance)
vii) BOX ES

The most disgusting, rusty, slow and wide-turning car in the game. It looks perfect for gang bangers and junkies to be living in, but definitely feels slow and just awful to drive. You could sprint faster than this car accelerates and turn 10000x faster, because this thing cannot turn it seems. Very, VERY bad handling. One rusty paintjob. The speed of a turtle. Stay clear of this thing.
viii) D340

Just like the BOBCAT from the Grand Theft Auto series. Fairly fast for a semi-truck, and the `horns` on the roof make it look bad-ass. Wide turning range is no problem with this one as it looks good and is fairly fast, as well as resistant to damage (not bullets).

A pretty good offroader, but the smooth edges, kinda low top speed and wide turning radius make this car less appealing than a Homm (clone of Hummer H2 in the game). It's like if you buy a Land Rover, you wish you could have the Range Rover. You jack this one - You wish it was a Homm instead.

NOW THIS is what I call an offroader. Rough edges, multi-colour painjob, the jumpiness of a 70's muscle car and a great deal of power to move this beast at high speed. Resistant to crash damage, fast, bad-ass looking. All you would expect from a Hummer H2 is in this one too. It's ramming time!

Well, this is what it is - a limousine. Long, slow, wide turning radius and not particularily resistant to damage. But if you're in the limo, you're the king. You feel like the king. This car is worth jacking just because it looks so charismatic and well, silvery. Get it for the looks. Other than that, it's nothing special AT ALL.

This is the muscle car from the 70's we all love so much. It has the drift, the bouncy feeling, the raging motor roar and the speed. Everything we love so much about muscle cars is in this car. EXCEPT....

...THE LOOKS. This is still SORRAIA, sure, but it's slightly modified and that paintjob is the winner. Still fast, still bouncy, but somehow 1000x better. Drive this beast anyday.

Currently playing: max payne, gta III (VC and SA), KOTOR, Man of Steel, Zombie Smash, Jetpack Joyride, Doodle Jump.
Waiting for: Forgotten Memories, The Witness, Transistor (?), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

Last edited by Dan007; 09-27-2010 at 03:29 PM.

09-26-2010, 07:31 PM
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nice list

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09-26-2010, 07:43 PM
Musta taken a LONG time. Good job!
09-26-2010, 10:11 PM
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Posts: 414
Nice post!

*Side question*
Any cheats like in normal GTA games for weapon packs etc?
09-26-2010, 10:57 PM
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Where do you find the police chopper?

09-27-2010, 02:58 PM
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Continuing the walkthrough...

let's go on with the car list:
xiv) Superlative

An old-fashioned car from the 50s-60s, which looks pretty amazing and drives like a hot rod: roaring motor, fast speed and really good turning range. This looks surprisingly similar, almost identical to the car from Mafia II. The ones of you who played it will understand what I'm talking about Drive this baby anytime. The luxury old-fashioned look alone make it worthwhile. Be warned though - it's not so resistant to crash nor guns damage.
xv) Vampsquid

This is one of the fastest and most fragile cars in the game. It's a race/super car which comes in pink with white stripes or green with white stripes. It's Extremely fast and well-tuned, so it handles easily and goes at the speed of light. It resembles the dodge viper in a way. Get it for the spirit of Miami and the lightning speed along with great handling.
xvi) Laufer

This is an entry from the germans in the supercar market of the game. Lightning fast speed and great smooth handling along with abit extra resistance to crash damage make this one of the best cars of the game. Closely resembles any of the Porsche supercars. Comes in silver and black along with a few other colors.
xvii) Gallopino

One of the best, if not the best, cars in the entire game. Lightning fast (the fastest, in fact), great handling with the capacity to DRIFT xD and... extreme fragileness against all sorts of damage. Bump into something at top speed - half the car will look like it's fresh from a massive shootout. But this obvious Lamborghini Gallardo clone looks BEAUTIFUL and handles just as well. Not jacking it is a crime. Comes in blue and yellow colour schemes.
xviii) Police detour and FBI rancher

Those are the two police vehicles other than the police car. The police detour has the same properties as the Grand Detour (see above) which includes resistance to damage and heavy weight, and the FBI rancher has increased resistance to gunfire AND it looks pretty awesome with the shiny FBI logo on it. These two vehicles ma only be jacked directly from the police during 3 or 4 star wanted levels (for the detour and FBI rancher respectively) and dont appear in any other place on the map. So they are pretty rare, but they have not so many special properties, as opposed to....

*THE SwAT TRUCK, which you'll find in the `Special vehicles` section 4.5

i) Fat Damsel

This is the only chopper bike in the game and DANGIT does it look awesome. Shiny detailed motor, double exhausts and the roaring sound of the powerful engine. This one has a pretty special property for a chopper: easy wheelies and stoppies can be done on it. Comes mostly with the american flag colour scheme, but the rare black version is also available. Found a black one? Enjoy the feeling of a rare vehicle. Get this is you love choppers like I do
ii) Sanchez

It is what it is. The Sanchez from the GTA series is back! The ultimate dirtbike: Not fast, but tricky: burnouts, wheelies, stoppies, 360s and tire-burn circles xD are no match for this stunting beast. Closely resembles the Yamaha dirtbikes. Often appears at the swamps.
iii) Yamakasi

This is the games racing bike. It has it all: the mind-blowing speed (fastest bike in the game), wheelies and stoppies, and if you turn at high speed, you'll lie on the ground like a paper cutout. This bikes handling is hindered a bit because of its extremely high speed and acceleration, but if you like racing bikes, get this one. Comes in various colour schemes including a rare vinyl painted one. Closely resembles the NRG900 from the GTA series.
*Note: this bike is named after a famous Parkour/Free Running team called Yamakasi.


This is one of the two helicopters in the game. It can fly (DUH) and it is the fastest way to get around the city and the only way (pretty much) to get on ANY rooftop you want. Wanna see the city from high above or snipe some pedestrians? This is the way. Resembles the Maverick from the GTA series. Can be found on some rooftops and helipads all around the city. Always spawns on top of Hospitals (the roofs of which are enterable by the blue icon you see on the pic above).

*For the POLICE CHOPPER see `Special Vehicles` section 4.5

4.5 SPECIAL VEHICLES (special properties/rare vehicles etc.)
i) FLOATING POINT (hovercraft)

This is the only vehicle in the game that is able to both ride the highways and sail the waters of Miami. Despite being slow and fragile, its VERY, VERY satisfying to dive into water and swim away from the police, who are desperately trying to stop before drowning their vehicles in the sea.
Whereabouts: This unique vehicle can be found at the SWAMPS anytime (along with most of other boats)

This is the only heavily-armoured vehicle in the game. It's very resistant to gunfire and can take an RPG round without blowing up. It looks really attractive and brutal with the rough edges and armour plates all around it. Besides, it's easy to control and very fast for such a heavy piece of machinery. Give the police your version of `tactical response` with this beast.
*Whereabouts: The truck can be stolen in the last mission of the game, although it's very hard to do, you'll get the special version of the truck to play around with which is COMPLETELY IMPERVIOUS TO ALL GUNFIRE, RPG and other EXPLOSIVES, as well as being fully protected from fire and crash damage.
ALTERNATIVELY, you can steal the truck from SWAT team once you get a 5 star wanted level and they come after you. This version is not completely invincible, but its still the most heavily armoured vehicle in the game and VERY resistant to gunfire and crash damage, as well as having the protection to withstand a direct hit from an RPG-7. Besides, you get the awesome looking black armour plates all around this beast. *NOTE: the second screenshot shows the amount of damage the truck takes from a few clips from an Ak-47 and quite a few brutal collisions (tested by myself on purpose)

Currently playing: max payne, gta III (VC and SA), KOTOR, Man of Steel, Zombie Smash, Jetpack Joyride, Doodle Jump.
Waiting for: Forgotten Memories, The Witness, Transistor (?), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

Last edited by Dan007; 09-27-2010 at 05:55 PM.
09-27-2010, 05:56 PM
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Continuing with the special vehicles...


This is the most special vehicle in this game I might say. Not only it is able to fly at high speeds and attitudes, but it's only found in certain places in the city and this is THE ONLY VEHICLE that posesses great firepower: a 6 barelled minigun is mounted on the front of this bird, which means that you're basically invincible while flying this thing. The minigun has unlimited ammo and never overheats so you can shoot continuously, and it annihilates any living thing in a single round, while all the other vehicles are blown up from about 10 rounds (with the exception of the SWAT truck and the Ambulance which take slightly more hits to catch fire). Can't wait to use this chopper to kill some feds? Well here's where you find it:
LOCATION 1: its located in a cornfield in the countryside area of the city. You will need a chopper to land there as the heli is on high grass.

If you can't find it there, just run around the corn field and it will eventually spawn.
LOCATION 2: It can be found on the helipad, on the rooftop of the Bullet Time in the lower left side of the map.

To get to the helipad, go to the back side of the shop and climb the boxes there. From the boxes, get to the trash bin and finally, jump to the emergency exit staircase from there. Go up the stairs and voila, there you are.
If the chopper doesnt spawn, run around the roof and look at the helipad again - it will be there.
LOCATION 3: Finally, the armed chopper can be found on the rooftop of a police station near a big swimming pool.

To get to the roof, use an ordinary chopper which I'm sure you can find on the various hospital and other rooftops and helipads around town.
*NOTE: theres also a money pickup on the same roof, but we'll talk about that later

Currently playing: max payne, gta III (VC and SA), KOTOR, Man of Steel, Zombie Smash, Jetpack Joyride, Doodle Jump.
Waiting for: Forgotten Memories, The Witness, Transistor (?), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
09-27-2010, 09:38 PM
Damn this is a legit walkthrough. You should do the hidden wheels/surfboards next if you found them all.
09-28-2010, 07:25 PM
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Awesome job!! :)


Excellent job on the rest of the stuff.

UPDATE: I beat it! Your walkthrough totally motivated me to keep trying. Thanks dude. Keep it up.

Last edited by mzvegas; 09-29-2010 at 09:12 AM. Reason: I fixed my own problem.