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The following is a list of [[secrets]], easter eggs, and hidden items in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
*''The following is a list of [[secrets]], easter eggs, and hidden items in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]. ''
 
*''For a list of Myths, see [http://www.gta-myths.wikia.com GTA Myths Wiki].''
 
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[[File:GTAVCScarface-comparison.jpg|thumb|400px|Two shots of the ending sequences of both Scarface, and GTA VC. Note the similar setting.]]
 
[[File:GTAVCScarface-comparison.jpg|thumb|400px|Two shots of the ending sequences of both Scarface, and GTA VC. Note the similar setting.]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
==Easter Eggs==
 
==Easter Eggs==
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Image:Eastereggpodium-GTAVC.jpg|The chocolate easter egg.
 
Image:Eastereggpodium-GTAVC.jpg|The chocolate easter egg.
 
Image:EasterEgg-GTAVC-concreteshoes.jpg|The man bound with concrete shoes, a traditional way of dumping bodies used by the mafia.
 
Image:EasterEgg-GTAVC-concreteshoes.jpg|The man bound with concrete shoes, a traditional way of dumping bodies used by the mafia.
 
VC submarine.jpg|The submarine north of the Mall
 
VC submarine.jpg|The submarine north of the Mall
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human.jpg|Human organ arm skeleton deaths and cow [[Carnicero Romero]]
 
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==Gaming References==
 
==Gaming References==
 
===Rockstar===
 
===Rockstar===
*While the player flies through [[Starfish Island]] the player may see a pool that is shaped like the Rockstar Games logo.
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*While the player flies through [[Starfish Island]] the player may see a pool that is shaped like the [[Rockstar Games]] logo.
*Located in Ocean Beach, there is a shop titled [[Rockster Video Games]]. The name is an obvious reference to Rockstar Games. It also includes artwork of 8-ball and various GTA characters.
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*Located in [[Ocean Beach]], there is a shop titled [[Rockster Video Games]]. The name is an obvious reference to Rockstar Games. It also includes artwork of [[8-Ball|8-ball]] and various GTA characters.
 
*The tailfins of some airplanes have the Rockstar logo.
 
*The tailfins of some airplanes have the Rockstar logo.
 
*Also in Funeraria Romero, there are numerous gravestones and pictures with the Rockstar logo on them.
 
*Also in Funeraria Romero, there are numerous gravestones and pictures with the Rockstar logo on them.
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===Previous GTA games===
 
===Previous GTA games===
 
;Locations
 
;Locations
*[[Marco's Bistro]] in Saint Mark's, Liberty City appears during the opening cutscene and [[An Old Friend]].
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*[[Marco's Bistro]] in [[Saint Mark's]], [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] appears during the opening cutscene and [[An Old Friend]].
   
 
[[File:OceanViewHotel-GTAVC-posters.jpg|240px|thumb|The posters inside the Ocean View Hotel]]
 
[[File:OceanViewHotel-GTAVC-posters.jpg|240px|thumb|The posters inside the Ocean View Hotel]]
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===Characters===
*In Tommy Vercetti's room at the [[Ocean View Hotel]] there is a poster featuring GTA III protagonist [[Claude]].
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*In [[Tommy Vercetti]]'s room at the [[Ocean View Hotel]] there is a poster featuring [[GTA III]] protagonist [[Claude]].
   
;Other
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===Other===
*[[Avery Carrington|Avery Carrington's]] instructions to Tommy Vercetti during the mission Two Bit Hit are almost exactly the same as those given by Donald Love to Claude during the mission Waka-Gashira Wipeout in Grand Theft Auto III. Carrington instructs Love to write down what he is saying to Tommy: "Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war - 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case". Love, in GTA III, states "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from the outbreak of a plague, but that might going too far in this case".
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*[[Avery Carrington|Avery Carrington's]] instructions to Tommy Vercetti during the mission [[Two Bit Hit]] are almost exactly the same as those given by [[Donald Love]] to Claude during the mission [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]. Carrington instructs Love to write down what he is saying to Tommy: "Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war - 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case". Love, in GTA III, states "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from the outbreak of a plague, but that might going too far in this case".
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* The [[Commodore 64]] is referenced in the [[Rockstar North]] loading screen. Not only this, but the music in the background is the [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] theme song, Joyride, by [[Da Shootaz|Da Shootaz.]]. It is remixed to sound like that of the Commodore 64.
   
 
===Other games===
 
===Other games===
*[[Dick Tanner]], from the mission [[Autocide]], is a reference to Tanner of the [[:wp:Driver (series)|Driver]] series.
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*[[Dick Tanner]], from the mission [[Autocide]], is a reference to Tanner of the [[ wp:Driver (series)|Driver]] series.
*[[Marcus Hammond]], [[Franco Carter]] and [[Charlie Dilson]], from the mission [[Autocide]], are references to Mark Hammond, Frank Carter and Charlie Jolson from [[:wp:The Getaway (video game)|The Getaway]].
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*[[Marcus Hammond]], [[Franco Carter]] and [[Charlie Dilson]], from the mission Autocide, are references to Mark Hammond, Frank Carter and Charlie Jolson from [[ wp:The Getaway (video game)|The Getaway]].
*[[Nick Kong]], from the mission [[Autocide]], is a reference to Nicholas "Nick" Kang Williams from [[:wp:True Crime: Streets of LA|True Crime: Streets of LA]].
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*[[Nick Kong]], from the mission Autocide, is a reference to Nicholas "Nick" Kang Williams from [[ wp:True Crime: Streets of LA|True Crime: Streets of LA]].
   
==Real-world references==
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==Real-world References==
 
*In the film studio, in one of the recording rooms, is a remake of the lunar lander. This is reference to the conspiracy that the Lunar landing was filmed on Earth, and thus faked.
 
*In the film studio, in one of the recording rooms, is a remake of the lunar lander. This is reference to the conspiracy that the Lunar landing was filmed on Earth, and thus faked.
*Inside [[Apartment 3c|Apartment 3C,]] a large amount of blood and a chainsaw can be found inside the bathroom, as an obvious reference to the famous crime movie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarface_%281983_film%29 Scarface].
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*Inside [[Apartment 3c|Apartment 3C,]] a large amount of blood and a chainsaw can be found inside the bathroom, as an obvious reference to the famous crime movie [[wp:Scarface (film)|Scarface]].
*The [[Skimmer]] plane is similar to a seaplane used in the beginning of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiders_of_the_Lost_Ark Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark]. During the mission [[Dildo Dodo]] the game mentions that the seaplane was used in "some old indie movie".
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*The [[Skimmer]] plane is similar to a seaplane used in the beginning of [[wp:Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark|Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark]]. During the mission [[Dildo Dodo]] the game mentions that the seaplane was used in "some old indie movie".
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*The [[Escobar International Airport]] is most probably named after [[wp:Pablo Escobar|Pablo Escobar]], the real life Tony Montana and probably the biggest drug lord at his time. At the peak of his career, he was smuggling around fifteen tons of cocaine into the United States per day.
;Characters
 
*If you have an [[RPG]], go to the Ammu-Nation downtown and stand on the helmets on the counter, aim the RPG to the street, and turn the RPG around so it's facing the wall, and you will see a picture of Ronald Reagan shooting a picture of Mikhail Gorbachev.[[File:Reaganmikhail.jpg|thumb|In the wall of the downtown Ammunation is a picture of Reagan shooting a picture of Gorbachev.]]
 
*[[Tommy Vercetti]] is heavily based on [[:wp:Tony Montana|Tony Montana]] from the film [[:wp:Scarface (1983 film)|Scarface]]; the two both end up in exile, both rise to power in Miami using great amounts of violence, both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have short tempers and are prone to violence, both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires, and both engage in a battle with large groups of assassins at the end of their stories. However, Tommy survives his final gunfight with his enemies, while Tony is killed.
 
 
*The appearance of Tommy Vercetti is likely based on Mr. Blond from the film [[:wp:Reservoir Dogs|Reservoir Dogs]]. The two characters also share the fact that they both spent time in prison for their bosses.
 
 
*[[Sonny Forelli]]'s temper is similar to that of [[:wp:Sonny Corleone|Santino "Sonny" Corleone]] from [[:wp:Godfather Trilogy|The Godfather trilogy]]. Corleone has the idea of becoming involved in the heroin trade, whilst Forelli has the idea of becoming involved in the drugs trade in Vice City.
 
 
*[[Ken Rosenberg]] is likely based on David Kleinfeld from the film [[:wp:Carlito's Way|Carlito's Way]]. The two characters have a similar appearance and both are rendered increasingly paranoid and incoherent due to their cocaine addictions. The offices of both characters are also almost identical.
 
 
*[[Ricardo Diaz]] may be a reference to [[:wp:Miami Vice|Miami Vice]] character Ricardo Tubs. Tubs was played by [[Philip Michael Thomas]], the voice actor of Lance Vance.
 
   
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==Characters==
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*If you have an [[RPG]], go to the [[Ammu-Nation]] in [[Downtown Vice City]] and stand on the helmets on the counter, aim the RPG to the street, and turn the RPG around so it's facing the wall, and you will see a picture of [[Ronald Reagan]] shooting a picture of Mikhail Gorbachev.[[File:Reaganmikhail.jpg|thumb|In the wall of the downtown Ammunation is a picture of Reagan shooting a picture of Gorbachev.]]
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[[File:Ronytesttexture.png|thumb|The internal texture file used for the easter egg, titled "ronytest" using [[Ronald Reagan]]s nickname.]]
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*[[Tommy Vercetti]] is heavily based on [[wp:Tony Montana|Tony Montana]] from the film [[wp:Scarface (1983 film)|Scarface]]; the two both end up in exile, both rise to power in Miami using great amounts of violence, both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have short tempers and are prone to violence, both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires, and both engage in a battle with large groups of assassins at the end of their stories. However, Tommy survives his final gunfight with his enemies, while Tony is killed.
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*The appearance of Tommy Vercetti is likely based on Mr. Blond from the film [[wp:Reservoir Dogs|Reservoir Dogs]]. The two characters also share the fact that they both spent time in prison for their bosses.
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*[[Sonny Forelli]]'s temper is similar to that of [[wp:Sonny Corleone|Santino "Sonny" Corleone]] from [[wp:Godfather Trilogy|The Godfather trilogy]]. Corleone has the idea of becoming involved in the heroin trade, whilst Forelli has the idea of becoming involved in the drugs trade in Vice City.
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*[[Ken Rosenberg]] is likely based on David Kleinfeld from the film [[wp:Carlito's Way|Carlito's Way]]. The two characters have a similar appearance and both are rendered increasingly paranoid and incoherent due to their cocaine addictions. The offices of both characters are also almost identical.
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*[[Ricardo Diaz]] may be a reference to [[wp:Miami Vice|Miami Vice]] character Ricardo Tubs. Tubs was played by [[Philip Michael Thomas]], the voice actor of [[Lance Vance]].
 
*[[Gonzalez]] may be based on Nick the Pig from Scarface.
 
*[[Gonzalez]] may be based on Nick the Pig from Scarface.
 
 
*[[Mr. Black]] and [[Leo Teal]] are likely references to [[:wp:Reservoir Dogs|Reservoir Dogs]], as the surnames of both men are colors, as are the code names of each of the robbers in the film.
 
*[[Mr. Black]] and [[Leo Teal]] are likely references to [[:wp:Reservoir Dogs|Reservoir Dogs]], as the surnames of both men are colors, as are the code names of each of the robbers in the film.
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*[[Jimmy (actor)|Jimmy]], an actor appearing in [[Just the Five of Us]], may be based on [[wp:Gary Coleman|Gary Coleman]] and [[wp:Emmanuel Lewis|Emmanuel Lewis]], both of whom look much younger than their actual age.
*[[Jimmy (actor)|Jimmy]], an actor appearing in Just the Five of Us, may be based on [[:wp:Gary Coleman|Gary Coleman]] and [[wp:Emmanuel Lewis|Emmanuel Lewis]], both of whom look much younger than their actual age.
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*Dick, one of the four Love Fist band members, states that he is a fan of [[wp:Duran Duran|Duran Duran]].
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*[[Hilary King]] may be based on Neil McCauley from the film [[wp:Heat (1995 film)|Heat]], as both are involved in the criminal underworld and both live a solitary existence that forbids attachment and stresses mobility.
*Dick, one of the four Love Fist band members, states that he is a fan of [[:wp:Duran Duran|Duran Duran]].
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*Kent Paul is a reference to [[wp:Kent|Kent]] in the [[United Kingdom]], as stated by Paul himself.
 
*[[Hilary King]] may be based on Neil McCauley from the film [[:wp:Heat (1995 film)|Heat]], as both are involved in the criminal underworld and both live a solitary existence that forbids attachment and stresses mobility.
 
 
*Kent Paul is a reference to [[:wp:Kent|Kent]] in the [[United Kingdom]], as stated by Paul himself.
 
 
 
*[[Umberto Robina|Umberto Robina's]] appearance may be based on his voice artist, [[Danny Trejo]].
 
*[[Umberto Robina|Umberto Robina's]] appearance may be based on his voice artist, [[Danny Trejo]].
 
 
*[[Steve Scott]] is a parody of [[wp:Steven Spielberg|Steven Spielberg]], as are the films he directs at the InterGlobal Films studio.
 
*[[Steve Scott]] is a parody of [[wp:Steven Spielberg|Steven Spielberg]], as are the films he directs at the InterGlobal Films studio.
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*[[Alex Shrub]] may be based on former American president [[wp:George H. W. Bush|George H. W. Bush]] and former Florida governor [[wp:Jeb Bush|Jeb Bush]]. A shrub and bush are both plants, whilst the nickname "Shrub" was given to [[George W Bush]] by author [[wp:Molly Ivins|Molly Ivins]]. Shrub's voice is also similar to that of George H. W. Bush.
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*[[Laura Shrub|Laura Shrub's]] name may be a reference to former American First Lady [[wp:Laura Bush|Laura Bush]]. Laura Bush's husband, former President George W. Bush, was given the nickname "shrub" by author Molly Ivins.
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*[[BJ Smith|BJ Smith's]] name is similar to that of [[wp:O. J. Simpson|OJ Simpson]], and they are both former football players.
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*The Hyman Memorial stadium on the second island may be a reference to Hyman Roth from [[wp:The Godfather|The Godfather]].
   
*[[Alex Shrub]] may be based on former American president [[:wp:George H. W. Bush|George H. W. Bush]] and former Florida governor [[:wp:Jeb Bush|Jeb Bush]]. A shrub and bush are both plants, whilst the nickname "Shrub" was given to George W. Bush by author [[:wp:Molly Ivins|Molly Ivins]]. Shrub's voice is also similar to that of George H. W. Bush.
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==Missions==
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*[[Mitch Baker]], leader of the [[Vice City Bikers]], agrees to provide security for the Love Fist concert in Vice City during the mission Hog Tied. This is a reference to the [[wp:Hells Angels|Hells Angels]] providing security at the [[wp:Altamont Free Concert|Altamont Speedway Free Concert]], which was headlined by [[wp:The Rolling Stones|The Rolling Stones]].
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*The death of [[Hilary King]] and possible death of [[Cam Jones]] during [[The Job]] may be a reference to the film [[wp:Heat (1995 film)|Heat]], in which a shootout with police results in the deaths of Michael Cheritto and Donald Breedan.
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*The mission [[Publicity Tour]], where Tommy Vercetti drives a [[Love Fist (car)|limousine]] whilst [[Love Fist]] deactivates a bomb in the back, is based off the film [[wp:Speed (1994 film)|Speed]] where Officer Jack Traven is forced to drive a bus at over 50 mph to stop a bomb from detonating.
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*The events of [[Keep Your Friends Close...]] is similar to the ending of [[wp:Scarface|Scarface]], involving a shootout in the protagonists mansion, although Tommy Vercetti survives the shootout, while Tony Montana is killed.
   
*[[Laura Shrub|Laura Shrub's]] name may be a reference to former American First Lady [[:wp:Laura Bush|Laura Bush]]. Laura Bush's husband, former President George W. Bush, was given the nickname "shrub" by author Molly Ivins.
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==Other==
 
*[[BJ Smith|BJ Smith's]] name is similar to that of [[:wp:O. J. Simpson|OJ Simpson]], and they are both former football players.
 
*The Hyman Memorial stadium on the second island may be a reference to Hyman Roth from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather The Godfather].
 
 
;Missions
 
*[[Mitch Baker]], leader of the Vice City Biker, agrees to provide security for the Love Fist concert in Vice City during the mission Hog Tied. This is a reference to the [[:wp:Hells Angels|Hells Angels]] providing security at the [[:wp:Altamont Free Concert|Altamont Speedway Free Concert]], which was headlined by [[:wp:The Rolling Stones|The Rolling Stones]].
 
 
*The death of Hilary King and possible death of Cam Jones during [[The Job]] may be a reference to the film [[wp:Heat (1995 film)|Heat]], in which a shootout with police results in the deaths of Michael Cheritto and Donald Breedan.
 
 
*The mission [[Publicity Tour]], where Tommy Vercetti drives a limousine whilst Love Fist deactivates a bomb in the back, is based off the film [[:wp:Speed (1994 film)|Speed]] where Officer Jack Traven is forced to drive a bus at over 50 mph to stop a bomb from detonating.
 
 
*The events of [[Keep Your Friends Close...]] is similar to the ending of [[:wp:Scarface|Scarface]], involving a shootout in the protagonists mansion, although Tommy Vercetti survives the shootout, while Tony Montana is killed.
 
 
;Other
 
 
*The interior of Ricardo Diaz' [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]], later taken by Tommy Vercetti after the mission [[Rub Out]], is similar in appearance to the mansion owned by Tony Montana from Scarface.
 
*The interior of Ricardo Diaz' [[Vercetti Estate|mansion]], later taken by Tommy Vercetti after the mission [[Rub Out]], is similar in appearance to the mansion owned by Tony Montana from Scarface.
 
 
*The film [[Bite]], starring Candy Suxxx, is a parody of the film [[:wp:Jaws (film series)|Jaws]] series.
 
*The film [[Bite]], starring Candy Suxxx, is a parody of the film [[:wp:Jaws (film series)|Jaws]] series.
 
 
*The film [[Closer Encounters]], starring Candy Suxxx, is a parody of the film [[:wp:Close Encounters of the Third Kind|Close Encounters of the Third Kind]].
 
*The film [[Closer Encounters]], starring Candy Suxxx, is a parody of the film [[:wp:Close Encounters of the Third Kind|Close Encounters of the Third Kind]].
 
 
*The song "Freaks Come Out at Night" by Whodini is played in the background during the mission [[The Job]], although it does not appear on any of the game's radio stations. The song does, however, appear on [[Fresh FM]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
 
*The song "Freaks Come Out at Night" by Whodini is played in the background during the mission [[The Job]], although it does not appear on any of the game's radio stations. The song does, however, appear on [[Fresh FM]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
 
*On the original PS2 version, the song "In a Big Country" by Big Country is played during the opening cutscene of [[The Driver]], which doesn't feature on the game's soundtrack. In later versions, the song is replaced by "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, which is played on [[Wildstyle]].
 
*On the original PS2 version, the song "In a Big Country" by Big Country is played during the opening cutscene of [[The Driver]], which doesn't feature on the game's soundtrack. In later versions, the song is replaced by "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, which is played on [[Wildstyle]].
 
 
*Also the song "Burnin' for You" by Blue Oyster Cult is played in the background during the mission [[Boomshine Saigon]], although it does not appear on any of the game's radio stations.
 
*Also the song "Burnin' for You" by Blue Oyster Cult is played in the background during the mission [[Boomshine Saigon]], although it does not appear on any of the game's radio stations.
   
 
==Humor==
 
==Humor==
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*Across the street from the [[Pole Position]], next door to '[[Rockster Video Games]]' there is a sign that reads "Air Guitars from $199".
*Across the street from the [[Pole Position]], next door to 'Rockstar Video Games' there is a sign that reads "Air Guitars from $199".
 
   
 
==Adult humor==
 
==Adult humor==

Latest revision as of 10:09, July 24, 2014

The following is a list of secrets, easter eggs, and hidden items in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

GTAVCScarface-comparison

Two shots of the ending sequences of both Scarface, and GTA VC. Note the similar setting.

Easter EggsEdit

  • In Downtown Vice City near the Vice City News building there is a window where the player can jump through and the player will find the "Easter Egg REaster Eggsoom" which is a brown easter egg on top of a pedestal.
  • Get a boat, and search off the shore of Leaf Links near the Downtown area. Look under the water and you'll see a fat man wearing cement shoes at the bottom of the sea.
  • When at night, use a sniper rifle to aim and shoot the moon and the size of moon will change.
  • A submarine can be seen in the water off the coast north of North Point Mall.
  • In the window of Funeraria Romero, there is a grave stone saying "Steven Mulholland R.i.P, this also features on Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas.


Gaming ReferencesEdit

RockstarEdit

  • While the player flies through Starfish Island the player may see a pool that is shaped like the Rockstar Games logo.
  • Located in Ocean Beach, there is a shop titled Rockster Video Games. The name is an obvious reference to Rockstar Games. It also includes artwork of 8-ball and various GTA characters.
  • The tailfins of some airplanes have the Rockstar logo.
  • Also in Funeraria Romero, there are numerous gravestones and pictures with the Rockstar logo on them.

Previous GTA gamesEdit

Locations
OceanViewHotel-GTAVC-posters

The posters inside the Ocean View Hotel

CharactersEdit

OtherEdit

  • Avery Carrington's instructions to Tommy Vercetti during the mission Two Bit Hit are almost exactly the same as those given by Donald Love to Claude during the mission Waka-Gashira Wipeout in Grand Theft Auto III. Carrington instructs Love to write down what he is saying to Tommy: "Now, nothing brings down real estate prices quicker than a good old-fashioned gang war - 'cept maybe a disaster, like a biblical plague or something, but, that may be going too far in this case". Love, in GTA III, states "Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from the outbreak of a plague, but that might going too far in this case".
  • The Commodore 64 is referenced in the Rockstar North loading screen. Not only this, but the music in the background is the Grand Theft Auto 1 theme song, Joyride, by Da Shootaz.. It is remixed to sound like that of the Commodore 64.

Other gamesEdit

Real-world ReferencesEdit

  • In the film studio, in one of the recording rooms, is a remake of the lunar lander. This is reference to the conspiracy that the Lunar landing was filmed on Earth, and thus faked.
  • Inside Apartment 3C, a large amount of blood and a chainsaw can be found inside the bathroom, as an obvious reference to the famous crime movie Scarface.
  • The Skimmer plane is similar to a seaplane used in the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. During the mission Dildo Dodo the game mentions that the seaplane was used in "some old indie movie".
  • The Escobar International Airport is most probably named after Pablo Escobar, the real life Tony Montana and probably the biggest drug lord at his time. At the peak of his career, he was smuggling around fifteen tons of cocaine into the United States per day.

CharactersEdit

  • If you have an RPG, go to the Ammu-Nation in Downtown Vice City and stand on the helmets on the counter, aim the RPG to the street, and turn the RPG around so it's facing the wall, and you will see a picture of Ronald Reagan shooting a picture of Mikhail Gorbachev.
    Reaganmikhail

    In the wall of the downtown Ammunation is a picture of Reagan shooting a picture of Gorbachev.

Ronytesttexture

The internal texture file used for the easter egg, titled "ronytest" using Ronald Reagans nickname.

  • Tommy Vercetti is heavily based on Tony Montana from the film Scarface; the two both end up in exile, both rise to power in Miami using great amounts of violence, both build an empire from a large estate and mansion, both have short tempers and are prone to violence, both work as contract killers, and both killed their collaborators and took their ex-bosses' empires, and both engage in a battle with large groups of assassins at the end of their stories. However, Tommy survives his final gunfight with his enemies, while Tony is killed.
  • The appearance of Tommy Vercetti is likely based on Mr. Blond from the film Reservoir Dogs. The two characters also share the fact that they both spent time in prison for their bosses.
  • Sonny Forelli's temper is similar to that of Santino "Sonny" Corleone from The Godfather trilogy. Corleone has the idea of becoming involved in the heroin trade, whilst Forelli has the idea of becoming involved in the drugs trade in Vice City.
  • Ken Rosenberg is likely based on David Kleinfeld from the film Carlito's Way. The two characters have a similar appearance and both are rendered increasingly paranoid and incoherent due to their cocaine addictions. The offices of both characters are also almost identical.
  • Ricardo Diaz may be a reference to Miami Vice character Ricardo Tubs. Tubs was played by Philip Michael Thomas, the voice actor of Lance Vance.
  • Gonzalez may be based on Nick the Pig from Scarface.
  • Mr. Black and Leo Teal are likely references to Reservoir Dogs, as the surnames of both men are colors, as are the code names of each of the robbers in the film.
  • Jimmy, an actor appearing in Just the Five of Us, may be based on Gary Coleman and Emmanuel Lewis, both of whom look much younger than their actual age.
  • Dick, one of the four Love Fist band members, states that he is a fan of Duran Duran.
  • Hilary King may be based on Neil McCauley from the film Heat, as both are involved in the criminal underworld and both live a solitary existence that forbids attachment and stresses mobility.
  • Kent Paul is a reference to Kent in the United Kingdom, as stated by Paul himself.
  • Umberto Robina's appearance may be based on his voice artist, Danny Trejo.
  • Steve Scott is a parody of Steven Spielberg, as are the films he directs at the InterGlobal Films studio.
  • Alex Shrub may be based on former American president George H. W. Bush and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. A shrub and bush are both plants, whilst the nickname "Shrub" was given to George W Bush by author Molly Ivins. Shrub's voice is also similar to that of George H. W. Bush.
  • Laura Shrub's name may be a reference to former American First Lady Laura Bush. Laura Bush's husband, former President George W. Bush, was given the nickname "shrub" by author Molly Ivins.
  • BJ Smith's name is similar to that of OJ Simpson, and they are both former football players.
  • The Hyman Memorial stadium on the second island may be a reference to Hyman Roth from The Godfather.

MissionsEdit

OtherEdit

  • The interior of Ricardo Diaz' mansion, later taken by Tommy Vercetti after the mission Rub Out, is similar in appearance to the mansion owned by Tony Montana from Scarface.
  • The film Bite, starring Candy Suxxx, is a parody of the film Jaws series.
  • The film Closer Encounters, starring Candy Suxxx, is a parody of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • The song "Freaks Come Out at Night" by Whodini is played in the background during the mission The Job, although it does not appear on any of the game's radio stations. The song does, however, appear on Fresh FM in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
  • On the original PS2 version, the song "In a Big Country" by Big Country is played during the opening cutscene of The Driver, which doesn't feature on the game's soundtrack. In later versions, the song is replaced by "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, which is played on Wildstyle.
  • Also the song "Burnin' for You" by Blue Oyster Cult is played in the background during the mission Boomshine Saigon, although it does not appear on any of the game's radio stations.

HumorEdit

Adult humorEdit

  • Between 23:00 and 00:00, a pattern of lights can be seen on the Vice Point Langer building. When viewed from certain perspectives the pattern resembles a penis. Every 15 in-game minutes during this time, a fountain on the top of the building is activated to give the impression the penis is ejaculating.
  • Located on Starfish Island, a pool can be seen in the shape of a female body.
  • On the roof of the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory and its vehicles, there are two dome-shaped scoops of ice cream topped with cherries, which resemble breasts. Also, the name cherry poppers is a slang term for the loss of virginity of a woman.

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