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GTA Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS Cheats

GTA Chinatown Wars is the ninth game in the Grand Theft Auto series and the very first for the Nintendo DS and iOS. It is also the best selling game for the DS.

Cheat Codes

The following cheat codes can be entered whilst playing the game outside of a safe house. You will hear a sound to confirm that you have entered the code correctly.

Entering any code disables the auto-save feature.

Cheat Effect
L(2), R, B(2), A(2), R Extra armor
L(2), R, A(2), B(2), R Extra health and armourN.B. Using this code whilst in a vehicle will also repair it
R, Up, B, Down, Left, R, B, Right Weapon tier 1: Unlocks the mini-gun, nightstick, Desert Eagle, stubby assault rifle, mini SMG, stubby shotgun, and grenades
Up, A, Down, Left, R, A, Right Weapon tier 2: Unlocks the mini flamethrower, taser, dual Desert Eagle pistols, assault rifle, SMG, double barrel shotgun, and Molotov cocktails
R, Up, Y, Down, Left, R, Y, Right Weapon tier 3: Unlocks the big flamethrower, chainsaw, revolver, assault rifle, SMG, double barrel shotgun, and proximity mines.
R, Up, X, Down, Left, R, X, Right Weapon tier 4 : Unlocks the rocket launcher, stubby assault rifle, baseball bat, Desert Eagle pistol, mini SMG, stubby shotgun, and flash bang grenades.
L, R, X, Y, A, B, Up, Down Explosive Desert Eagle ammunition. Enter the code again to disable it.
L(2), R, Y(2), X(2), R Increase wanted level by one star
R, X(2), Y(2), R, L(2) Decrease wanted level by one star
Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, L, R Sunny weather
Up, Down, Left, Right, B, X, L, R Very sunny weather
Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Y, L, R Cloudy weather
Up, Down, Left, Right, Y, A, L, R Rainy weather
Up, Down, Left, Right, A, X, R, L Thunderstorm weather
Up, Down, Left, Right, B, Y, R, L Hurricane weather
Up, Down, Left, Right, Y, B, R, L Foggy weather


Xin missions

There are two missions to be unlocked in GTA Chinatown Wars. Complete the requirements below to unlock them.

Mission Requirement
Deadly Xin Unlock the Diamond Pillbox, Golden Binoculars, Jeweled Bong, Jeweled Key To The City, Platinum Syringe, Silver Titanium Briefcase, and Wooden Spoon trophies. Find the two hidden Lions of Fo. Register online at the Rockstar Social Club, then sync your DS with your account through WiFi. You will eventually get a mission e-mail from Xin.
Xin’s Of The Father Complete the Deadly Xin mission with no wanted level



The upgrades listed below become increasingly helpful as you progress through the game.

Unlock Requirement
Regenerating health Complete both noodle delivery missions with a Gold rank
Upgraded body armour Complete all 5 vigilante mission levels with a 100% kill rate
Immunity to fire Complete the fire-fighter missions with a Gold rank
Discount at ammu-nation Earn Gold medals with every gun at the gun club
Upgraded delivery bag Complete both mail courier missions with a Gold rank
Infinite sprint Complete all five Paramedic missions with 100% lives saved
Bulletproof taxis Drop off fifteen consecutive passengers without the timer running out. Then, all taxis that you enter will be bulletproof.


Vehicle Unlocks

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding vehicle at the Boabo auto dealer:

Vehicle Requirement
500 XLR8 Get a Bronze or better medal in all Algonquin races
Banshee Complete the “Weapons Of Mass Destruction” mission
Bulldozer Complete the “Counterfeit Gangster” mission
Cityscape Get a Bronze or better medal in all time trials
Cognoscetti Complete the “Grave Situation” mission.
Comet Complete the “Jackin Chan” mission
Coquette Complete the “Raw Deal” mission
Formula R Get a Bronze or better medal in all street races
Go-Kart Get a Bronze or better medal in all Go-Kart time trials
Hearse Complete the “Wheelman” mission
Hellenbach Complete the “Bomb Disposal” mission
Infernus Complete the “Cash & Burn” mission
Limo Complete all of Guy’s missions
MK GT9 Get a Bronze or better medal in all Broker and Dukes races
NRG 900 Complete the “Wheelman” mission
Patriot Complete the “Wheelman” mission
Resolution X Complete the “Pimp His Ride” mission.
Rhino Complete all story missions
Sabre GT Complete the “Operation Northwood” mission
Style SR Get a Bronze or better medal in all Bohan races


Trophies are displayed in your apartment once they have been unlocked.

Trophy How to unlock
Diamond Pillbox Deal 30 downers
Gold Medal Get a score of at least 10,000 for each weapon
Golden Binoculars Discover 40 drug dealers
Jeweled Bong Deal 30 weed
Jeweled Key To The City Own all 21 safehouses
Platinum Syringe Purchase 5 heroin
Silver Safe Gain a $2,000 drug profit
Titanium Briefcase Discover all 80 drug dealers
Wooden Spoon Incur a $500 drug loss


“Wetscapade” mini-game

Go to Lancet and locate the drug dealer. Start walking towards the water and you will find the vehicle at the water’s edge at a small dock by Colony Island.


In the very bottom right corner of the first island (where Mikhail Faustin’s house is in GTA IV), go all the way down to the very last house, then go three houses to the right. In the back garden you will find a Go-Kart. Sometimes it does not appear – if it is not there then go to the front door, then go back and it should be there.

Tips and Tricks

No need to hotwire cars

You do not need to hotwire cars. Once you get in, just get out and then back in again. The car will start without needing to mess about with your tools or PDA. The car alarm may go off but it will turn off after a short time.

Save Your Drugs and Guns

Normally when you get arrested you lose your guns and drugs stash. You can stop this by pausing the game as you are getting arrested, going to multiplayer, then Wi-Fi connection. Save your game when asked and your guns and drugs will be safely stashed at your safe house. Unfortunately this does not work in real life.

Skip paying bridge tolls

Approaching the toll booth with the appropriate speed, you can get out of the car and it will roll past the booth. Run past the booth and get back in your car – you will not have paid and will not be wanted.

Instantly put yourself out when on fire

Simply blow into the Nintendo DS microphone and you will (almost) instantly be extinguished. It can take a couple of attempts but it works very well! Rolling on the ground will also put the flames out.

Lions of Fo Locations

When you come across a blue swirl icon on the ground make sure you mark its location – a Lion of Fo could appear here later.

Burn out

When stationary, hold A + Y for a couple of seconds – then release Y and you will fly off at speed.


Find a fast car or motorbike. Hold the Y + B buttons and then hold Left or Right on the D-pad to do doughnuts. Release Y + B for a speed boosted start with a wheelie. Your burning tire tracks can burn the people behind you.

Easily complete “Store Wars” mission

Steal a police car, log on to the computer and wait for an arson crime report. Do the vigilante mission, kill the perpetrators and take their flamethrowers. Then start the “Store Wars” mission and park a car at each end of the store so that the vans struggle to get past. As they approach, give them a lick with the flame thrower and they will explode very quickly.

Easter Eggs

“Here Be Dragons!”

If you take a boat to any corner of the map you can see the message “Here Be Dragons!” on the sea floor.

Reference to GTA IV

Go to the South Bohan safehouse that you got from Kenny and walk across the street. There is some graffiti on the wall with a picture of Manny tagged with his name.


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