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Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony Guide - Side Missions


Complete “This Ain’t Checkers” in Mori’s mission line to unlock the Triathlons. There are three different triathlons; each is a different track, but with the same format.

First, participants will skydive out of a helicopter and aim for one of the boats docked nearby (marked by a blue blip on the radar). The boat will be used to clear a series of waypoints. Once on land, participants will get into one of the cars parked nearby and clear another series of waypoints. First one to the final waypoint wins.

Winning these races is really not much of a challenge; as long as you can get in first place and maintain it, your lead will steadily grow, making for an easy win.

Try your best to land on one of the boats at the start of the race.

At the start, freefall for a bit, trying to direct yourself toward the boats below, and press the A button to activate the Parachute when ready. Don’t use the Parachute right away because you’ll be left gliding in the air high above the boats if you’re too quick and likely end up completely missing the mark. Wait until you’ve passed the other participants before activating the Parachute, at least. Ideally you’ll land onto one of the boats; it doesn’t really matter which one you take, since they are all suited to beat out the competition.

Once in a boat, start it up and make for the first waypoint. Hold the RB button and use the Right Stick to turn the rudders left or right to make sharp turns. In each of the waypoints is an arrow pointing in the direction the next waypoint will appear, so use these arrows to guide you on your way.

When you hit the final waypoint in the water, drive the boat up the beach and toward the cars parked there. Get in one of the cars and start toward the first waypoint. Each car is equipped with nitro, however definitely wait until you’re off the beach and dirt road before using it! Traction is poor on the beach, so take your time, or you might have trouble making it onto the road. If you performed well enough on the boat portion, you should have enough of a lead for such a delay to not matter much.

Activate nitro on straight stretches of street.

Slow and steady wins the race, but you’ll want to take advantage of your car’s nitro on straightaways. Hit the B button to activate nitro. While using nitro, be sure not to move the Left Stick to the left or to the right, as your car is likely to spin out if you do so. You can use nitro twice in a row, but you’ll then have to wait for the tank to refill to at least halfway before you can use it again.


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