Each 2:00 minute rampage is begun when the player walks into the spinning skull pickup icon, then two additional countdowns are displayed - both time and kills remaining. A particular weapon for that rampage then replaces brass knuckles or fist - no other weapon selections can be made during the rampage and movement may be restricted according to the weapon type, such as preventing sprint. A typical rampage duration will last two minutes and require the annihilation of a count ranging from ten to thirty-five victims/targets inflicted by the rampage weapon within the remaining time limit, no other kill types reduce the remaining kills required to complete the rampage such as vehicle collisions or explosions. Typically gang members are targeted by each rampage; however boats are also among the targets as noted. Wanted Level in GTA Vice City present when the rampage is begun accumulate with stars which are easily earned adversely and increase the total wanted level. Failed rampages continue play with all earned stars. Successful completion of the rampage will reset the entire Wanted Level to zero, including all stars which were earned before the rampage was begun and the reward for completion of each rampage begins at $50 for the first and is incremented by $50 for each successful termination. The bonus for completing all 35 is $?.
Hint: Because rampage completion clears the players wanted level entirely, the challenges offer an alternative to Police Bribes, Pay 'n' Spray and costume changes.
Tip: Keep an eye on the kill countdown when targets fall injured to the ground so the player can remain nearby and finish the kill. Overlooked wounded combatants rise, becoming a two-front hazard.
Tip: As long as the player scores the fatal strokes certain rampages such as closeup Melee Weapons skirmishes can be enhanced by the extra bullets whizzing nearby from law enforcement fire.
The following is a list of rampage locations, grouped by area counterclockwise from Ocean Beach to accommodate the nature of unlocking the story. Each entry begins with detailed origin of the location described to aid in pinpointing the rampage location then in relation to nearby landmarks features or pickups, kills required - the countdown of targets (gang members unless otherwise noted), and the rampage weapon or implement of destruction assigned. Access notes may be included at the end followed by hints, tips then pickups found nearby.
On an artificial island, the former hut on pilings, south of Ocean Bay Marina, destroy 20 boats using a Rocket Launcher. Access by boat or helicopter. Tip: Lead your target at the waterline intersection predicted based upon the travel time of the rocket and the watercraft speed.
On the beach, a little way north of the Lighthouse, run-over and kill 30 gang members using any vehicle. Hint: bring a maneuverable car which inflicts maximum pedestrian damage to the rampage pickup, then start, jump in, and accelerate toward Ocean Ave. - Run-over gang members on pavement for more control than on sand or turf. PCJ-600, Oceanic, Taxi are not as effective as a Banshee, Phoenix or Cheetah.
Southwest corner of the rooftop of the South building directly adjoining the multistory 'Washington Ave.' car park, kill 30 gang members using a Sniper Rifle.
East by the alley, in the Southwest block of green townhomes - first East courtyard North from the street North of Pay 'n' Spray and just South of Washington Mall and Southwest across the 'L' shaped alley from Going fuel station/car wash. Kill 10 gang members wielding a Katana.
Southeast corner behind an opened gate of pink rental, West across the street from Rafael's, kill 20 gang members with a Chainsaw.
On top of the Washington Mall, kill ?0 gang members with a Shotgun. Tip: to preserve health lost when jumping down to provide a target rich environment, after starting use a vehicle to jump a rooftop carpark ramp.
Northwest corner in the Vice Point cul-de-sac drive by 30 gang members with a Machine pistol. Tip: A PCJ-600 is quick and maneuverable and choice among Motorcycles, preferred for the ability to fire forward in a drive-by.
At the top diving board behind the Standing Vice Point, kill 10 gang members using a Sniper Rifle. Tip: Increase your headshot score and remember to zoom-in the scope.
Behind a police building northwest of North Point Mall, drive-by wipe-out 30 gang members with an Uzi. Tip: A PCJ-600 is quick and maneuverable and choice among Motorcycles, preferred for the ability to fire forward in a drive-by.