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Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
76
3.1
PlayStation
67
3.3
Windows
72
3.6
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Description

Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969 is an official expansion pack to Grand Theft Auto. Instead of the fictional interpretations of New York, Miami and Los Angeles of the original, this game opens up the city of London to the player. The game features thirty new vehicles, new graphics and thirty-two new missions; all in a distinctly British theme. The new city contains many familiar landmarks from London in the late 60s as well as other cultural reference and Cockney slang. This time the player can choose the avatar's appearance, otherwise gameplay has not been changed from the original game. The player still is involved in organized crime and must perform a variety of criminal activities.

Screenshots

Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969 PlayStation Oooh! A Shaguar!
Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969 PlayStation Picking our rogue.
Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969 PlayStation The camera auto-adjusts its height based on your speed.
Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969 DOS It takes some time to get used to drive on the other side ...

Alternate Titles

  • "GTA: London 69" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

This is a freaking great add-on a must play... PlayStation leon101 (61)
Definitely better than the original GTA. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)
So what do they call Grand Theft Auto in the UK? PlayStation *Katakis* (37859)
The best Geezer beater since the Mitchell brothers... DOS Fos (13)
Not much different from original DOS Amirooo Aliooo (11)

The Press Says

Gamesmania DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide DOS 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Apr, 1999 76 out of 100 76
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Meristation PlayStation Jun 25, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet PlayStation Jun, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Windows Apr 06, 1999 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Windows May 21, 1999 5.9 out of 10 59

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Trivia

German version

When playing the game with German language settings, four of the protagonists (Mick Casey, Winston Henry, Wolfie Vilans and Johnny Hawthorn) can't be chosen.

Soundtrack

One of the most prominent parts of the game is the soundtrack which features beat, psych and reggae tracks. However, the credits section doesn't have any info on who composed the music. This music mostly consists of tracks from Italian cinema of late 60s to early 70s, including infamous spaghetti westerns, spy thrillers and exploitation films, e.g. Teresa la ladra, Una sull'altra or Your turn To Die. Many of the compositions are created by noted movie composers Alessandro Alessandroni, Francesco De Masi and Riz Ortolani.

The complete track list:
  1. Liquidator - Harry J. Allstars
  2. Return of Django - The Upsetters
  3. Dollar in The Teeth - The Upsetters
  4. Skinhead Moonstomp - Symarip
  5. 28 Minuti. Seq. 4 - taken from i28 Minuti Per 3 Millioni Di Dollari
  6. Seq 3 - taken from iLe Malize Di Venerei
  7. Seq 4 - taken from iLe Malize Di Venerei
  8. Seq 6 - taken from iLe Malize Di Venerei
  9. Beat Fuga Shake - composed by Rix Ortolani
  10. Hot Camera Shake - composed by Francesco De Masi-Alessandro Alessandroni
  11. L'Uomo Che Sapra - Guilla De Muttis (composed by Francesco De Masi-Alessandro Alessandroni)
  12. Tema Di Londra - composed by Francesco De Masi-Alessandro Alessandroni
  13. The Roaring 20's - Riz Ortolani
  14. Teresa Lillusa' - Riz Ortolani
  15. Tiffany Sequence M. 8 - Riz Ortolani
  16. Tiffany Sequence M. 22 - Riz Ortolani
  17. Saturday Nite at Dirty McNasty's - Chris Sears, Jim Browski, Dr. Gilo Allen, Duncan 'limpdick' Scott
  18. BOOK 'EM (Murder One) - Chris Sears, Jim Browski, Dr. Gilo Allen, Duncan 'limpdick' Scott
  19. Austin Allegro Drag Race - Chris Sears, Jim Browski, Dr. Gilo Allen, Duncan 'limpdick' Scott
  20. GTA POMP - Charlie Clarke, JL, Sarah Daly, Paul Powell
  21. GTA SPY - Charlie Clarke, JL, Sarah Daly, Paul Powell

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