Your Account
    Log into your account here:
       Forgot Password

    Not registered? Sign Up for free
    Registration allows you to keep track of all your content and comments, save bookmarks, and post in all our forums.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS Cheats and Tips

Last Updated:

A large collection of cheats for you to check out including unlocking vehicles, immunity to fire, unlocking Xin missions and unlocking the Wetscapade mini-game.

More Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS Cheats and Tips

We have 25 cheats and tips on Nintendo DS. If you have any cheats or tips for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars please send them in here. We also have cheats for this game on : PSP : iPhone/iPad : Android

For more Codes for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars go to:
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Action Replay Codes

You can also ask your question on our Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Questions & Answers page.

Filter this list:

All Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS Cheats and Tips - Most Popular First

Show Latest


During gameplay enter the following codes without pausing to activate the corresponding effect.

Wanted Level Down:

Press R, X, X, Y, Y, R, L, L.

Wanted Level Up:

Press L, L, R, Y, Y, X, X, R.


Press L, L, R, A, A, B, B, R.

Unlock cloudy Weather:

Press Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Y, L, R.

Hurricane Weather

Press Up, Down, Left, Right, B, Y, R, L.

Thunderstorm Weather:

Press Up, Down, Left, Right, A, X, R, L.

Rainy Weather:

Press Up, Down, Left, Right, Y, A, L, R.

Sunny Weather:

Press Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, L, R.

Unlock Weapons Tier 1 (Minigun, Grenade, Nightstick, Pistol, Assault, Micro SMG, Stubby Shotgun):

Press R, Up, B, ..

Mission Completion Bonuses

When you complete the indicated missions you will be rewarded with the corresponding effect.

Unlock Infinite Sprint:

Complete 5 Paramedic missions.

Unlock Increased Body Armour Strength:

Complete ALL 5 waves of the Vigilante missions with a 100% kill rate.


When you complete the following tasks you will be rewarded the corresponding trophy. These trophies can then be found on the Trophy Shelf in your apartment.

Unlock Wooden Spoon Trophy:

Achieve a loss of $500

Unlock Jeweled Bong Trophy:

Sell Depressants

Unlock Silver Safe Trophy

Make a $2,000 profit

Unlock Golden Binoculars Trophy:

Discover 40 drug dealers

Unlock Platinum Syringe Trophy:

Purchase Heroin

Unlock Diamond Pillbox Trophy:

Sell hallucinogens

Skip Taxi Hotwiring

This is a handy glitch to know if you want to save time and skip the taxi hotwiring process. To do it you must find a taxi that is empty so that when you enter it the hotwire process starts. Now instead of hotwiring it press the 'Select' button to start the taxi missions and then press 'Select' again to cancel the mission and you won't have to hotwire the taxi.

Avoid Manually Hotwiring Cars

This is a useful glitch to save you time if you've entered a car that requires you to hotwire it. If you exit and then re-enter the car the engine will start and the car will be ready to go.

Unlock Vehicles

The following vehicles become available to purchase at the Boabo auto merchant when you complete the corresponding task.

Unlock NRG 900:

Complete the mission 'Wheelman'.

Unlock Patriot:

Complete the mission 'Wheelman'.

Unlock Hearse:

Complete the mission 'Wheelman'.

Unlock Rhino:

Complete ALL Story missions.

Unlock 500 XLR8:

Get a Bronze medal in ALL Algonquin races.

Unlock Style SR:

Get a Bronze medal in ALL Bohan races.

Unlock Formula R:

Get a Bronze medal in ALL street races.

Unlock Go-Kart:

Get a Bronze medal in ALL Go-Kart time trials.

Unlock MK GT9:

Get a Bronze medal in ALL Broker and Dukes races.

Unlock Cityscape:


'Here Be Dragons!' Message

If you take a boat ride to any corner of the map you will see a 'Here Be Dragons!' message on the ocean floor.

Bulletproof Taxi's

To activate this ability whenever you are in a taxi you must first drop off 15 people in a row before the timer runs out. The amount of times that you have cheated will not be affected in the Stats menu when this feature is on.

Immunity to Fire

If you want to play the game without worrying about getting burnt then get a Gold rank in the Fire truck mini game.

Unlock Xin Missions

When you complete the following tasks the corresponding mission will become an available feature.

Unlock 'Deadly Xin' Mission:

To unlock this mission you must first get the Golden Binoculars, Diamond Pillbox, Jeweled Key To The City, Jeweled Bong, Silver Titanium Briefcase, Platinum Syringe and Wooden Spoon trophies. When you have collected ALL the trophies you must then find the two hidden Lions of Fo. When you have done ALL of this register Online at the Rockstar Social Club and sync your DS with your account through WiFi and You will receive a mission e-mail from Xin.

Unlock 'Xin's Of The Father' Mission:

This mission becomes available when you complete the 'Deadly Xin' mission with no wanted level.

Unlock Bulletproof Car

If you register your DS 'Friend' code at the RockStar Social Club and sync your Stats anywhere between May 1st and 11:59 PM Est May 7th the Bulletproof Hellenbach GT will become an available option at the Boabo auto merchant.

Fresh New Car

when you are wrecking havoc in Chinatown Wars while riding in a car and your car is getting destroyed just use the cheat L,L,R,A,A,B,B,R and the car you are driving in will be refreshed like it was brand new

Unlock Gold Medal

When you reach a score of 10,000 or more for a weapon you will receive a Gold medal.

Unlock Wetscapade Mini-Game

Hidden next to a small dock between Lancet and Colony island is a Wet Ski mini game. Look for the drug dealer who is near the water's edge and then walk towards the water from his position to reach the vehicle.

Dont pay for toll booths

if u dont have enough money or dont want to waste it on the toll booths, all u have to do is jump out of the car and wait for it to pass through the toll dont have to pay a cent and u dont get caught by the copsSmile


if u go to Castle gardens and search around you will find a coast guard boat with a turret on it

Easy pistol ammo

Walk into the Liberty City Gun Club and kill the civilians shooting at the targets. (be carefull because they will shoot back) Once you kill them, they will drop their ammo.

Getting into a taxi

When you hold X or whistle into the microphone, there may be a taxi that passes by. However, only those taxis that have yellow lights on top of them will enable you to go in.

6 star police chase

If you have 6 star,the police will try harder to chase you by helocopter and tank.So be careful if you use cheat by pressing L,L,R,y,y,x,x,R

Where to find the sword?

When you got busted or use a gun cheats,the sword will be gone.

Do not worry, because I know where to find it. Go to a safehouse called, 'LOWER EASTON'. Then go south to Chinatown(You have to go pass one building). After one building, you will see a sceduled place with a red dumpster.Uncover the sword!

Day and night

When you want to take a taxi, try to take it in the day. If you take it at night, there will be less chances that the taxis would be empty. Also, in the day, there would be more cars and more bikes. In the night, there would be more drug dealers to peddle drugs with.

Statue of Liberty

On the map in the far south-west you will see an island called Happiness Island. In the northern part of the island, you will see the Statue of Liberty!

Killing people

When you kill people, they may drop money. When you kill or try to kick people out from their cars, some would just curse and swear, and some might attack you with their guns.

How to blow a helicopter with tank

Get a tank at the airport get 3 or 4 stars when a helicpoter comes press b a that is it oh and all so

You have to press select 2 times and there you go you don't have to do the fast track but if you want to you can it is up to you.

Jump car quick

Get in the car and when you have to hot wire the car come out then go back in then you don't have to jump start the car

Hope you enjoy this ace way of hot wire ing cars


Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars FAQs

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Walkthroughs