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"Grand Theft Auto" is a video game released for the Gameboy Color console in 1999 by Take Two Interactive. It is based on the console and computer title of the same name, and is the first in a long standing series of the same name. In the United States, the game received a rating of "T" by the ESRB panel which deemed it suitable for "Teenage" years, roughly equivalent to the 15 age rating in Britain, due to its violent content.
The gameplay involves controlling an unnamed character and working under local crime syndicates to complete various tasks. These tasks can include delivery of illegal goods, bank robberies and assassinations. There is also the element of free roaming which was evident in the personal computer and console releases. The player is able to simply steal cars from unsuspecting motorists and sell them for cash. Murder is highly encouraged in this title and often allows for the highest scores when targeting members of the public. The murder system also awards the highest amount of points when targeting police officers and other emergency personnel which further allows the player to steal their vehicle. In order for further progression in between the game's three city scenarios, however, the player must complete all assigned tasks successfully so must not get too caught up in the "free roaming" mode. The tasks themselves are not difficult but controlling the vehicle is. Due to the Gameboy's limited hardware capabilities, the quick turns often necessary to execute in this game are often not possible and I crashed my car into nearby buildings numerous times.
The graphics are presented from a top down perspective which fixes on the player's vehicle. There seems to be some element of pixelation in this game with numerous "blocky" fragments being observed against the cars. The soundtrack is also of a comparably poor standard with often very repetitive compositions following the player in each vehicle. Different vehicles provide different musical scores as this was meant to suggest cars being tuned to different radio stations before their eventual theft.
Overall, the Grand Theft Auto release to the Gameboy Color console failed to satisfy me as a player. I much preferred the personal computer version as I felt it offered a greater control over the vehicles and a better visual experience.
Grand Theft Auto is a very cool game. The object of the game is to carry out jobs that your boss has asked you to do such as deliver drug parcels. You can also hijack cars and run over people, but unless your up for a high speed police chase - I wouldn't recommend it, although you can kill the people and Police officers as well by running over them of shooting them with machine guns. You can also blow cars up and move from city to city around America whilst listening to cool music on your stereo. You can hijack any vehicles from lorries, school busses, motor bikes, tanks to even helicopters. If you like the sound of it - Grand Theft Auto is the game for you!
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This game when played on the GameBoy and utter waste of money. The graphics are rubbish; game play is just the same and is hard to control. If you want to play this game I prefer you but the PlayStation one or the P.C version or alternatively you can download a legitimate copy of it from freeloader.com the worlds first internet company to offer free games for download in small files. If you were thinking of buying this game for the GameBoy then you are sure as hell are making a big mistake. There is no way you are going to want to play this game. Any game you come across which as been brought of from the P.C or Nintendo you should never buy. You have to consider the fact that the Nintendo, PlayStation and P.C are millions times better than the GameBoy so why not go for that option. Nintendo are just trying another way to make a few extra ‘dollars’ so why give into the computing game industry. Don’t be fooled by it’s flashy box which contains a game not worth playing!