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:''This article is about the first game in the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto series]]. Visit that link for all the others.''
 
:''This article is about the first game in the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto series]]. Visit that link for all the others.''
   
'''Grand Theft Auto''', now known primarily as '''GTA 1''', was the first game in the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto series]], released on [[PlayStation 1]], [[PC]] and later on [[Game Boy Color]].
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'''''Grand Theft Auto''''', now primarily referred to as '''''Grand Theft Auto I''''' in order to differentiate between the original game and the [[Grand Theft Auto|series' individual titles]], was the first game in the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto series]], released on [[PlayStation 1]], [[PC]] and later on [[Game Boy Color]].
   
[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]] was made as an expansion pack for GTA, and [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961]] was in turn an expansion pack for London 1969. Both of these games require the original GTA disc to work
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[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]] was made as an expansion pack for GTA, and [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961]] was in turn an expansion pack for London 1969. Both of these games require the original GTA disc to work.
 
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The project was originally named [[Race'n'Chase]].
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
===Liberty City===
 
===Liberty City===
 
*'''Gangsta Bang'''
 
*'''Gangsta Bang'''
   
The player starts off in Liberty City, and begins to work for [[Bubby|Robert "Bubby" Seragliano's]] [[Vercotti Gang|gang]]. They have the player complete several jobs, ranging from stealing taxis to killing the LCPD police chief via car bomb, as well as assassinating the lawyer of the rival [[Sonetti's Gang|Sonetti Gang]]. One mission also involves a trap in the form of a bomb on a bus that will blow up if it gets below 50 mph (a reference to the action film [[wp:Speed (film)|Speed]]). Once the player has enough points, Don Sonetti's right-hand man [[Cabot]] contacts the player, wishing to speak to him/her. Upon meeting him, he claims the player double-crossed [[Sonetti|Bald Man Sonetti]], and is a dead man if it happens again.
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The player starts off in Liberty City, and begins to work for [[Bubby|Robert "Bubby" Seragliano's]] [[Vercotti Gang|gang]]. They have the player complete several jobs, ranging from stealing taxis to killing the LCPD police chief via car bomb, as well as assassinating the lawyer of the rival [[Sonetti's Gang|Sonetti Gang]]. One mission also involves a trap in the form of a bomb on a bus that will blow up if it gets below 50&nbsp;mph (a reference to the action film [[wp:Speed (film)|Speed]]). Once the player has enough points, Don Sonetti's right-hand man [[Cabot]] contacts the player, wishing to speak to him/her. Upon meeting him, he claims the player double-crossed [[Sonetti|Bald Man Sonetti]], and is a dead man if it happens again.
   
 
*'''Heist Almighty'''
 
*'''Heist Almighty'''
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The score counter doubles as a money meter; the player can spend this money on paint jobs and various other things. However, any money spent is of course taken away from the score, making the goal that little bit further away.
 
The score counter doubles as a money meter; the player can spend this money on paint jobs and various other things. However, any money spent is of course taken away from the score, making the goal that little bit further away.
   
On obtaining the target number of points, the player must then drive to a certain location to com[[File:Gta24_000.png|thumb|A collision at an intersection.]]plete the level, which allows progress to the next one.
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On obtaining the target number of points, the player must then drive to a certain location to complete[[File:Gta24 000.png|thumb|A collision at an intersection.]] the level, which allows progress to the next one.
   
Apart from that, the player is free to do whatever they want. The player can just explore the city, cause death and destruction, or steal and sell cars for profit, although completing a level will almost certainly require the completion of missions. Even in missions there is still some freedom, as usually the player is free to choose the route to take, although the destination is usually fixed. This level of freedom was not found in most action-based computer games at the time. However, the player is given limited lives so free roaming is, somewhat limited, if the player isn't careful.
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Apart from that, the player is free to do whatever they want. The player can just explore the city, cause death and destruction, or steal and sell cars for profit, although completing a level will almost certainly require the completion of missions. Even in missions there is still some freedom, as usually the player is free to choose the route to take, although the destination is usually fixed. This level of freedom was not found in most action-based computer games at the time. Be mindful that free roam has its limits (unlike [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] and its successors), most notable having a limited number of lives, as once the player loses lives by becoming repeatedly killed, they will be redirected to the results.
   
 
===Earning points===
 
===Earning points===
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===Locations===
 
===Locations===
The three cities in which the game is set are modeled after certain cities, in terms of landscape and style. They are [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] ([[wikipedia:New York City| New York City]]), [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] ([[wikipedia:San Francisco, California|San Francisco]]), and [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] ([[wikipedia:Miami, Florida|Miami]]).
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The three cities in which the game is set are modeled after certain cities, in terms of landscape and style. They are [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] ([[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]]), [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] ([[wikipedia:San Francisco, California|San Francisco]]), and [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] ([[wikipedia:Miami, Florida|Miami]]).
   
Those three cities later became the settings for the [[GTA III Era|GTA III era games]] and [[GTA IV Era|GTA IV era games]]. Although in GTA San Andreas, San Andreas is expanded from a city to an American state, which contains three cities of its own: Los Santos (Los Angeles), San Fierro (San Francisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas).
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Those three cities later became the settings for the [[3D Universe|3D era games]] and [[HD Universe|HD era games]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], San Andreas is expanded from a city to an [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|American state]], which contains three major cities of its own: [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] (Los Angeles), [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] (San Francisco) and [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] (Las Vegas).
   
 
===Missions===
 
===Missions===
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{{main|Wanted Level in GTA 1}}
 
{{main|Wanted Level in GTA 1}}
   
Law enforcement in GTA 1 is generally characterized as a obstacle in the game, appearing in the force of [[police]] officers who are ready to pursue arrest the player if they player has committed sufficient criminal acts. The player's wanted level is defined by the number of police heads seen on top of the screen; the more police heads the player amasses by committing more crime, the more determined the police will be to subdue the player. The player can have up to four police heads, which at this point leads to very hostile officers.
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Law enforcement in GTA 1 is generally characterized as an obstacle in the game, appearing in the force of [[police]] officers who are ready to pursue arrest the player if they player has committed sufficient criminal acts. The player's wanted level is defined by the number of police heads seen on top of the screen; the more police heads the player amasses by committing more crime, the more determined the police will be to subdue the player. The player can have up to four police heads, which at this point leads to very hostile officers.
   
 
There are only two ways to eliminate the player's wanted level: by either driving their vehicle to a [[Spray Shop|spray shop]], or picking up a "[[Police Bribes|cop bribe]]" pickup in certain parts of each city.
 
There are only two ways to eliminate the player's wanted level: by either driving their vehicle to a [[Spray Shop|spray shop]], or picking up a "[[Police Bribes|cop bribe]]" pickup in certain parts of each city.
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== Ports ==
 
== Ports ==
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The original ''Grand Theft Auto 1'' was first available for [[wikipedia:DOS|DOS]], and then later ported to [[:wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]], [[PlayStation]], and [[Game Boy Color]]. Surprisingly, the Game Boy Color version was unabridged, which was quite a technical achievement due to the sheer size of the cities, converted tile-for-tile from the PC original, making them many times larger than most Game Boy Color game worlds were because of the handheld's limited hardware. To cater for the target younger generation, however, the game was heavily censored, with gore and swearing removed. This Game Boy Color version also had an exclusive character named Kelly, who could be renamed Sumner, and activate a cheat code which unlocks 15 characters, based on the games' creator. Wanted Levels were represented by a trouble bar in the Game Boy Color.
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{{Chronology}}
   
The original ''Grand Theft Auto 1'' was first available for [[wikipedia:DOS|DOS]], and then later ported to [[:wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]], [[PlayStation]], and [[Game Boy Color]]. Surprisingly, the Game Boy Color version was unabridged, which was quite a technical achievement due to the sheer size of the cities, converted tile-for-tile from the PC original, making them many times larger than most Game Boy Color game worlds were because of the handheld's limited hardware. To cater for the target younger generation, however, the game was heavily censored, with gore and swearing removed. This Game Boy Color version also had a exclusive character named Kelly, who could be renamed Sumner, and activate a cheat code which unlocks 15 characters, based on the games' creator. Wanted Levels were represented by a trouble bar in the Game Boy Color.
 
{{Chronology}}
 
 
== Controversy ==
 
== Controversy ==
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The game, with its violent subject matter, generated a great deal of controversy. However, this was deemed to be intentional, and was the first game known to have been publicized in such a way. [[Take-Two Interactive]], the publishers of ''Grand Theft Auto'', hired publicist [[wp:Max Clifford|Max Clifford]] to generate an aura of controversy about the game in the local media. As a result, politicians stepped into the fray. Whatever the impact on game censorship and the perception of video gaming, the publicity worked - the title was hugely successful simply because those attempting to ban the game were inadvertently generating publicity for it. This has been a known and recognized phenomenon of violent video games ever since its release.
The game, with its violent subject matter, generated a great deal of controversy. However, this was deemed to be intentional, and was the first game known to have been publicised in such a way. [[Take-Two Interactive]], the publishers of ''Grand Theft Auto'', hired publicist [[wp:Max Clifford|Max Clifford]] to generate an aura of controversy about the game in the local media. As a result, politicians stepped into the fray. Whatever the impact on game censorship and the perception of video gaming, the publicity worked - the title was hugely successful simply because those attempting to ban the game were inadvertently generating publicity for it. This has been a known and recognized phenomenon of violent video games ever since its release.
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*One of the hidden [[Easter Egg]]s in the game is the now famous "Gouranga" bonus, given for swiftly killing an entire group of [[Hare Krishna]] monks.
 
*One of the hidden [[Easter Egg]]s in the game is the now famous "Gouranga" bonus, given for swiftly killing an entire group of [[Hare Krishna]] monks.
*To enable cheats in GTA 2, you first enter "GOURANGA" and then the cheat, another reference to the Hare Krishna gang. Curiously, the gang is also present in that game.
 
 
*The parts of the cities are based on their counterparts, such as Liberty City's neighborhoods. There are neighborhoods like [[Brix]], which is based on The Bronx, [[Brocklyn]] (obviously based on Brooklyn). Vice City has districts such as [[Vice Beach]] and Banana Grove, which are based on Miami Beach and Coconut Grove.
 
*The parts of the cities are based on their counterparts, such as Liberty City's neighborhoods. There are neighborhoods like [[Brix]], which is based on The Bronx, [[Brocklyn]] (obviously based on Brooklyn). Vice City has districts such as [[Vice Beach]] and Banana Grove, which are based on Miami Beach and Coconut Grove.
*A character called [[El Burro (GTA III)|El Burro]] also appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and a character called [[El Burro (GTA CW)|El Burro]] also appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
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*A character called [[El Burro (GTA III)|El Burro]] also appears in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
 
*[[Head Radio]] is the only radio station from GTA 1 that appears in other games; it was also a station in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] as well as in GTA III and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and was planned to be in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
 
*[[Head Radio]] is the only radio station from GTA 1 that appears in other games; it was also a station in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] as well as in GTA III and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and was planned to be in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
*Grand Theft Auto resulted from a glitch in an earlier DMA Designs game, ''Race 'n Chase''. The glitch made the police attempt to run the player's car off the road rather than pulling them over; it was so popular with playtesters that the game was reworked to focus on the behavior.
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*Grand Theft Auto resulted from a glitch in an earlier DMA Designs game, ''[[Race'n'Chase]]''. The glitch made the police attempt to run the player's car off the road rather than pulling them over; it was so popular with playtesters that the game was reworked to focus on the behavior.
*Grand Theft Auto 1 was the first game to take place in more than one city. Only GTA SA and GTA IV take place in more than 1 city. The latter has its own state with cities the size of neighborhoods.
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*Grand Theft Auto 1 was the first game to take place in more than one city. The other games in the series are [[Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] ([[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]], [[San Fierro]] and [[Las Venturas]]), [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] ([[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] and [[Alderney City|Alderney]]), and [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] ([[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[Davis]]).
*This game (and Grand Theft Auto 4) are the only games to feature more than 1 state during normal gameplay. GTA SA features Liberty City in one mission and as part of its interiors universe.
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*GTA 1 is the first ever GTA game with more than one protagonist; the others are [[GTA London 1969]]/[[GTA London 1961|1961]], and later, after many games with only one protagonist, GTA V has 3 switchable protagonists.
*GTA 1 is the only game of the Series to date to have two Protagonists options that are female.
 
   
 
==Videos==
 
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Latest revision as of 22:27, July 15, 2014

Quotation GTA Main Theme QuotationReverse

Grand Theft Auto 1 Theme
Grand Theft Auto
DeveloperRockstar North
Tarantula Studios
PublisherBMG Interactive
ASC Games
Release dates

PlayStation
October 1997
PC
October 1997
Game Boy Color
1999

PlatformPersonal Computer
PlayStation
Game Boy Color
Ratings

BBFC: 18
ESRB: M (Game Boy Color: T)
USK: 16+
OFLC: MA 15+ (Game Boy Color: M15+)
OFLC (NZ): R18
SELL: 16
ELSPA: 15+ (Game Boy Color only)

ProtagonistPlayer's choice
LocationLiberty City
San Andreas
Vice City
Year1997
This article is about the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series. Visit that link for all the others.

Grand Theft Auto, now primarily referred to as Grand Theft Auto I in order to differentiate between the original game and the series' individual titles, was the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series, released on PlayStation 1, PC and later on Game Boy Color.

Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 was made as an expansion pack for GTA, and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 was in turn an expansion pack for London 1969. Both of these games require the original GTA disc to work.


The project was originally named Race'n'Chase.

PlotEdit

Liberty CityEdit

  • Gangsta Bang

The player starts off in Liberty City, and begins to work for Robert "Bubby" Seragliano's gang. They have the player complete several jobs, ranging from stealing taxis to killing the LCPD police chief via car bomb, as well as assassinating the lawyer of the rival Sonetti Gang. One mission also involves a trap in the form of a bomb on a bus that will blow up if it gets below 50 mph (a reference to the action film Speed). Once the player has enough points, Don Sonetti's right-hand man Cabot contacts the player, wishing to speak to him/her. Upon meeting him, he claims the player double-crossed Bald Man Sonetti, and is a dead man if it happens again.

  • Heist Almighty

Once again, the player must do several jobs to complete the level. Right away, Bubby calls saying "Sasha" has been kidnapped (failing the mission will reveal that Sasha is actually the boss' puppy). The player can choose to rescue her or fail it; if the player fails the mission, the cops find and bring her in, for someone heard her scream in a trunk. Once the player does some jobs (including killing Sonetti) and has enough points again, Bubby will ask the player to come see him. Bubby will say the player did a good job, but the cops are close enough to look up his ass with flashlights. Bubby, in an effort to get rid of the unneeded police attention, booked the player a flight to San Andreas.

San AndreasEdit

  • Mandarin Mayhem

Upon arrival to San Andreas, the player is contacted by Uncle Fu's gang, and begins to work for them. Once the player does enough work and gets enough points, they can see the old man. He is building a crime syndicate of extraordinary magnitude, and the player honors his family.

  • Tequila Slammer

Now, the player works for El Burro. Once the player does enough jobs, pleases him, and gets enough points, he'll ask them to come over to his place. The player did good work for him, and he is grateful. Now he's going to return the favor. He's going to reward the player "personal" this time.

Vice CityEdit

  • Bent Cop Blues

A cop named Samuel Deever calls the player because apparently they screwed up somewhere. The player works for him now. Following the same routine, once the player gets enough points, they can go see a now very angry Deever. If the player crosses him again, they're screwed for life... if they even have a life after.

  • Rasta Blasta

Now the player works for Brother Marcus. Most jobs involve killing. When the player gets enough points and goes to see him, Brother Marcus is proud, and apparently the player got the job done. He thinks the player has done a good job. Now he doesn't think he'll be seeing the player for a long time.

WeaponsEdit

Main article: Weapons in GTA 1 Era
GTA1 PC screenshot

Walking in Liberty City, PC version

  • Fist - People cannot be killed with this weapon. However, it can immobilize enemies for a few seconds.
  • Pistol - Slow firing rate, but kills with one shot. Lots of ammo can be found around the cities. It is always near hospitals and police stations, and is the standard weapon of cops and criminals.
  • Machine Gun - Rapid rate of fire, but it is only in specified places and it doesn't have much ammo. It is used by police when player has wanted level of four.
  • Rocket Launcher - Only used for destroying vehicles, but buildings will also catch fire when shot. It is found only in rare places.
  • Flamethrower - Can easily blow up a car or catch people on fire. It is most useful for killing groups of enemies, but it is a rare weapon.

There's a Burp and Fart too, as specials, but have no effect on any enemy.

GameplayEdit

The original Grand Theft Auto is made up of a series of levels each set in one of the three cities in the game. In each level, the player has a target number of points to achieve, and five lives to attain the score.

The score counter doubles as a money meter; the player can spend this money on paint jobs and various other things. However, any money spent is of course taken away from the score, making the goal that little bit further away.

On obtaining the target number of points, the player must then drive to a certain location to complete
Gta24 000

A collision at an intersection.

the level, which allows progress to the next one.

Apart from that, the player is free to do whatever they want. The player can just explore the city, cause death and destruction, or steal and sell cars for profit, although completing a level will almost certainly require the completion of missions. Even in missions there is still some freedom, as usually the player is free to choose the route to take, although the destination is usually fixed. This level of freedom was not found in most action-based computer games at the time. Be mindful that free roam has its limits (unlike GTA III and its successors), most notable having a limited number of lives, as once the player loses lives by becoming repeatedly killed, they will be redirected to the results.

Earning pointsEdit

There are various ways in which to earn the points needed to complete each level.

Some points can be earned by committing various crimes, such as ramming cars (10 points each), and killing police (1000 each). The more serious the crime, the more points, but also the more the police will pay attention to the player. Another way to make money is to steal cars, and sell them at the many docks around each cities, usually earning several thousand points.

These activities can give the player quite a number of points but they are not sufficient to earn the millions of points needed to complete each level (unless the player has a lot of patience), so it is necessary to take on missions to complete a level. On successful completion of a mission, the player gets 'paid', a large amount of points. A typical payment is in the region of 50,000 points.

Also after completing a mission, the score multiplier is increased by one. The score multiplier is multiplied by the normal score for something, to get the points actually awarded. For example a multiplier of three will mean that the player gets three time the regular amount of points, so 30 points for ramming a car, rather than the normal 10 points. This applies for anything points are awarded for, including the payment for completing a mission.

In the Game Boy port, score multipliers are handled differently. The player can collect floating "X"'s hidden in each city, that automatically add a multiplier to the score counter. The first time one is picked up it says "×2", the second time it says "×3", and so on. This only affects points gained after acquiring the multiplier, not the points the player already has, so it is in the player's best interests to seek the "X"'s as soon as possible.

LocationsEdit

The three cities in which the game is set are modeled after certain cities, in terms of landscape and style. They are Liberty City (New York City), San Andreas (San Francisco), and Vice City (Miami).

Those three cities later became the settings for the 3D era games and HD era games. In GTA San Andreas, San Andreas is expanded from a city to an American state, which contains three major cities of its own: Los Santos (Los Angeles), San Fierro (San Francisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas).

MissionsEdit

Main article: Missions in GTA 1

In most cases, missions are started by answering telephones, although some missions are allocated on the spot, or are triggered by entering certain vehicles. Once a phone is touched, the player is stuck doing that mission until they pass or fail it, but with the cars it is different. The player is told "I've got a new job for you, if you want it. Otherwise get the hell out of my car." They then have a few seconds to jump out before that mission begins.

The payphones all stop ringing while a player is on a phone mission, but the car missions are still available. By accepting a car mission the player can override a phone mission (failing it but without a failure notice) and do that mission instead, but a phone mission cannot override a car mission as the phones stop ringing.

At the start of each mission, the player will be given a series of instructions they must follow. The instructions are given in stages, so the objectives can change in a given situation.

Many of the missions involve tasks that can be completed at the player's own pace, so the player can take a leisurely pace, and observe the traffic laws, although there is always a temptation to cut corners. However, sometimes the game imposes time limits on mission completion, or there may be people giving chase, such as enemy gangsters, or the police, forcing the player to cut corners, to get to the destination on time and/or evade the pursuers. This means running red lights, driving on the sidewalk (risking running over pedestrians), and finding shortcuts.

PoliceEdit

Main article: Wanted Level in GTA 1

Law enforcement in GTA 1 is generally characterized as an obstacle in the game, appearing in the force of police officers who are ready to pursue arrest the player if they player has committed sufficient criminal acts. The player's wanted level is defined by the number of police heads seen on top of the screen; the more police heads the player amasses by committing more crime, the more determined the police will be to subdue the player. The player can have up to four police heads, which at this point leads to very hostile officers.

There are only two ways to eliminate the player's wanted level: by either driving their vehicle to a spray shop, or picking up a "cop bribe" pickup in certain parts of each city.

MultiplayerEdit

Despite its age, GTA 1 even included a multiplayer function, which allowed players to battle with human opponents. This was possible over either a LAN connection or using a null modem cable.

Ports Edit

The original Grand Theft Auto 1 was first available for DOS, and then later ported to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, and Game Boy Color. Surprisingly, the Game Boy Color version was unabridged, which was quite a technical achievement due to the sheer size of the cities, converted tile-for-tile from the PC original, making them many times larger than most Game Boy Color game worlds were because of the handheld's limited hardware. To cater for the target younger generation, however, the game was heavily censored, with gore and swearing removed. This Game Boy Color version also had an exclusive character named Kelly, who could be renamed Sumner, and activate a cheat code which unlocks 15 characters, based on the games' creator. Wanted Levels were represented by a trouble bar in the Game Boy Color.

Grand Theft Auto series
chronology of events

2D Universe

1961London 1961
1969London 1969
1997Grand Theft Auto
2013Grand Theft Auto 2


3D Universe

1984Vice City Stories
1986Vice City
1992San Andreas
1998Liberty City Stories
2000Advance
2001Grand Theft Auto III


HD Universe

2008Grand Theft Auto IV
         – The Lost and Damned
         – The Ballad of Gay Tony
2009Chinatown Wars
2013Grand Theft Auto Online
2013Grand Theft Auto V

Controversy Edit

The game, with its violent subject matter, generated a great deal of controversy. However, this was deemed to be intentional, and was the first game known to have been publicized in such a way. Take-Two Interactive, the publishers of Grand Theft Auto, hired publicist Max Clifford to generate an aura of controversy about the game in the local media. As a result, politicians stepped into the fray. Whatever the impact on game censorship and the perception of video gaming, the publicity worked - the title was hugely successful simply because those attempting to ban the game were inadvertently generating publicity for it. This has been a known and recognized phenomenon of violent video games ever since its release.

TriviaEdit

VideosEdit

See also Edit

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