Name: Bomb da Base II
About: Taking after the mission in GTAIII, high jack an armored car full of explosives and take them to the Platypus in Broker. Once there, make your way into the ship and place the explosives while killing the reluctant crew. Blow it up and make it out alive to win!
The following options are available for this mode:
- Mission Difficulty- Easy, Medium, Hard
- Friendly Fire- On, Off
- Auto-Aim- Allow, Disallow
- Traffic- Parked, Low, Medium, High
- Pedestrians- Off, Low, Medium, High
- Online ID Display- On, Off
- Reticule Health- On, Off
- Voice Chat- On, Off
- Time of Day- Random, Morning, Midday, Evening, Midnight
- Weather- Variable, Clear, Overcast, Drizzle, Rain, Foggy
- Description- On, Off
- Radio Station- Off, Select Radio Station
- Kick Player- Select Player
First a short cutscene will play after which you will be put in the game lobby. Here the host can choose the options they want and other players say they are ready or leave.
When the game begins, you will be placed in a small parking lot in lower Algonquin with cars available in front of you. You are instructed to find and capture an armored car full of explosives. It is either around the north end of Middle Park or travelling across the Algonquin (Manhattan) Bridge. Simply look for the blip on your radar. When you find it, take out the guards in the back of the vehicle first. Be prepared for good defense on their part. Once the guys in the back are taken out, assault the truck until the guys in the cab jump out and need to be taken care of as well. There will also be an escort of SUV's who will also try to stop you from taking the truck in addition to police units that will come after you. Once they are all dead take the armored car to the helipad on the westside of Algonquin where the air vent for the tunnel is. [iMap
Get the truck and all the players to the helipad and another short cut scene will play showing the helicopter landing. The helicopter will now be on the pad for you to take. After everyone gets in take the helicopter over towards the Broker Bridge and down to the Platypus. It doesn't really matter where you land but stay next to the ship or land right on the bow next to the cargo crane. Bullets will start to fly.
If you land next to the ship, the access ramp to the deck is at the bow. Take out as many enemies as possible while off the ship. There are snipers positioned high up on the main structure so be sure to take them out. Make your way across the deck to the main super structure of the ship. Many enemies will engage you along your way and can come from the opposite side of the ship so split up. The door you want is on the eastside of the ship and many enemies will make their way out to you from inside. You can wait a minute or so for most of the enemies to run out or rush into a mess of guns inside.
Once inside the ship you are in the cafeteria with multiple enemies hiding around shooting at you. There is a first aid kit on the counter directly in front of you. Take out the remaining enemies and make your way to the back of the room. In this small hallway there are two sets of stairs; up and down. There are two places to plant the explosives. The first is up in the ship's bridge (where the boat is driven from, where the captain sits, etc) and the second is down in the hull of the ship.
Take the stairs up and to the left. Stay down from the last deck and be ready for a wave of bullets coming from the doorway at the top on your left. Either run up to the side of the door or stay crouched on the stairs while you pick off the enemies hiding in the crew's bunks along the hallway. Clean them all out and go down the hall to the left and outside. Now make your way around and up the stairs while picking off more enemies above and around the back of the ship. Get up to the highest deck and into the bridge where a yellow chevron will be in the middle. Walk into it to set the bomb.
Take the stairs down and to the left. Be ready around the bottom corner for enemies. Now you are at a doorway leading into the cargo hold of the ship. Make your way inside and take out all the enemies scattered around being crates and other things. Make your way over to the front-right of the hull where a yellow chevron will be waiting in front of the wall. Walk into it to set the bomb.
Once both bombs are placed, a timer will start and the game advises you to get off the ship. All enemies should be dead by now so you can run to the bow and down the ramp or even just leap into the water. When the timer runs out a cinematic will show the ship being blown up and the game is over.
- You have a limited number lives so don't get carried away running into the middle of things.
- Using cover helps in the confines of the ship.
- Some of the enemies throughout this mode may have grenades.
- Very little health and armor are available inside the ship.
- If friendly fire is on, beware of other players killing you.
Glitch/Kicked to single player
One issue that arises many times in this mode is when all players are kicked from the game and end up back in single player. It is believed to happen when someone enters or leaves the game, usually between stealing the securicar and prior to reaching the Platypus. The kick typically happens when the helicopter gets near the ship. The game may also stall somewhere during the mission. This bug has yet to be resolved.