Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Online
Release year: 2009 | Players: 1 player – multiplayer | Developed by Rockstar
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (NDS)
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (AKA GTA Chinatown Wars) is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar for the Nintendo DS console (NDS) in 2009. It is the thirteenth game in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first for Nintendo DS
Chinatown Wars is not just the GTA’s DS version. It’s a great game with new, more exciting features. Of course, this game lets you steal cars and run away while the police chase you.
In Chinatown Wars, you can disable more police cars to escape easily instead of leaving the “wanted zone”. The game also lets you peddle acid, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy or cocaine. You earn while playing through recognizing the market demands and conditions based on topography. You can destroy the CCTV cameras by throwing a grenade or bottle of Molotov cocktail. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is usually played in single player mode but you can play with other players if you want. The game has multiplayer modes that are available through a local wireless connection between two Nintendo DS.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is more similar with GTAs III and IV than the earlier versions. In general, Chinatown Wars is played in the same way with other GTA games. The controls for moves and carnapping are mapped to similar button positions, following the design of previous GTAs. The basic vehicle and on-foot controls are mainly the same, making Chinatown Cars easy to play.
However, there’s a slight difference in playing with Nintendo DS. Unlike other systems, Nintendo DS has fewer gaming controls. Hence, you need using its screen at some ill-timed periods. It’s not a problem though as you’ll get used to it after a few days of playing Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
Also, you get a refined steering support that will automatically straighten up the car. This feature will keep the car parallel with the street. Chinatown Wars also goes with a new option for superimposing GPS routes directly on the road. Therefore, you don’t need to look down for checking the map.
The game goes with great choices to make it more user-friendly. One of these options is the autotargeting that is intended for drive-by firings. The story missions are compulsory just once, but it’s different with Chinatown Cars. This game is the first one that allows replaying your previous missions. Replaying those missions is one way to get a higher score.
Aside from mission replays, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has a new feature called trip skip mission. Use this option if you want to retry a mission right after failing in it. By using it, you go back to where you were killed on your previous attempt while skipping the road trip. The missions are not so difficult to accomplish. To conclude, all these things make Chinatown Cars one of the best GTA games so far.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has been ported to Nintendo DS (this version), PSP, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android