[[Image:Blista Compact (GTAVC) (front).jpg|thumb|right|300px|A Blista Compact in GTA Vice City ([[:Image:Blista Compact (GTAVC) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]).]] The '''Blista Compact''' is a 2 door hatchback available in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] features a car similar to the Blista Compact, named the '''Blista'''. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Blista Compact is manufactured by [[Dinka]]. The Blista Compact is a seperate car to the [[Blista]] van seen in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. ==Description== The Blista Compact is commonly found almost anywhere in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] or [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]], and is generally considered to be a satisfactory car, particularly useful for quick getaways and general evasive purposes. In GTA IV, the Blista Compact is worth [[Dollar|$]]1,500 at [[Stevie]]'s garage, where Niko can bring the vehicle after completing all of his [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Text Message Car missions]]. ===Design=== Unlike many other vehicles, the Blista Compact's design has remained almost exactly the same in all its appearances, apart from its different engine sound and minor cosmetic differences. Like its design influence, the first generation [[wp:Fiat Brava|Fiat Brava]], the Blista Compact sports a hatchback design and a very small curb weight; in fact, the Blista Compact is easily the smallest and lightest passenger car in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas (the [[Uranus]] is lighter in GTA IV). The car has a two-tone paintjob in GTA Vice City, with an always-black bottom half, but in later games was remodeled to feature a variety of colors in all-over and two-tone styles. In GTA IV, the Blista Compact may optionally feature a spoiler or sunroof; a variant is available with side-skirts, twin exhaust and a windscreen banner. There are several burnt out [[Wrecks|wreck]] versions of the Blista Compact.

Image:Blista Compact (GTAVC) (front).jpg|A Blista Compact in GTA Vice City ([[:Image:Blista Compact (GTAVC) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Image:Blista Compact (GTASA) (front).jpg|A Blista Compact in GTA San Andreas. Its right signal light (beside the headlight) is missing ([[:Image:Blista Compact (GTASA) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Image:Blista Compact (GTAVCS) (front).jpg|A Blista Compact in GTA Vice City Stories. Grilles are added on the rear windscreen ([[:Image:Blista Compact (GTAVCS) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Image:Blista Compact (GTA4) (front).jpg|A Blista Compact in GTA IV ([[:Image:Blista Compact (GTA4) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view, without sunroof]]). Image:Blista Compact (GTA4) (modified) (front).jpg|A modified variant of GTA IV's Blista Compact. The spoiler is not exclusive to this variant ([[:Image:Blista Compact (GTA4) (modified) (rear).jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Image:Blista (GTACW).png|A Blista in GTA Chinatown Wars.
=== Performance === Since its introduction in GTA Vice City, the Blista Compact has usually been an impressive small sports car, capable of outrunning rarer and more expensive performance cars. In GTA Vice City Stories, however, the Blista Compact is noticeably slower, and suffers from terrible oversteer. Blista Compacts all adopt front wheel drive. In GTA IV, the Blista Compact is powered by a high revving, twin cam 1.4L four-cylinder engine, giving it a top speed on par with much higher-end vehicles and acceleration superior to its nearest competition, the [[Futo]]. Its suspension is excellent, preventing understeer. At high speeds it is more than capable of cornering, and at low speeds it is easy to maneuvre through city traffic. Braking is acceptable, though ABS is not standard. Crash deformation is acceptable, though build quality is sub par, often leaving the Blista Compact disabled after only a few impacts. ==Locations== '''GTA San Andreas''' *Next to one of the radar towers at [[Easter Bay International Airport]] in [[San Fierro]] (only when wanted for export) *Usually seen in San Fierro and Las Venturas regions. '''GTA Vice City Stories''' *Parked by [[Sunshine Autos]] in [[Little Havana]]. *Found at the parking lot by the [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]]. '''GTA IV''' *A Blista Compact is always found in front of the [[Comrades Bar]] at the beginning of the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. It can be moved to the player's parking space just across the street, and the mission can be completed with another car. *Spawn all around [[Broker]], but mostly [[Hove Beach]], [[East Hook]] and [[BOABO]] *Spawn around [[Acter]], [[Acter Industrial Park]] and [[Tudor]], [[Alderney]] *Spawn around [[Chinatown]], [[Algonquin]] *Spawn around [[Industrial]] and [[Chase Point]], [[Bohan]] *Spawn in traffic in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|Multiplayer]] ==Modifications (GTA San Andreas)== *Color *Hood *Vents *Exhausts *Nitro (all) *Roof *Spoilers *Side Skirts *Wheels *Car Stereo *Hydraulics {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1={{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}}{{Gtasa vehicles|state=uncollapsed}}{{gtavcs vehicles|state=collapsed}}{{gtaiv vehicles|state=uncollapsed}}{{vehicles|state=collapsed}}{{gtaiv|state=collapsed}} }} [[de:Blista]] [[es:Blista Compact]] [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]] [[Category:Small Cars]] [[Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes]]

Python

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Tommy Vercetti wielding the Colt Python in a pre-release screenshot of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
"Dangerous peace-maker. One shot certain to put a man down. Approach with extreme caution."
-Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description.


The Colt Python is the most accurate pistol and only revolver available in the GTA III Era series of games. It also shares the record for being the most powerful pistol with the Desert Eagle, although the Desert Eagle edges it out, being a .50AE instead of a .357. The Colt Python was first revealed in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and is available to the player on Vice City's main island, Ammu-Nation for $2000, spawnable in Vercetti Estate, and discoverable in several locations. The high cost of the revolver (compared to the M1911's modest $100 price tag) comes with the reward of it being almost guaranteed to kill any target with a single shot. However, the gun cannot be fired while running, and must be fired from a Weaver position (grasping the butt of the gun with the right hand, then cradling the right hand and gun with the cupped left hand, all while planting feet at a wide stance) due to the heavy recoil of the .357 Magnum cartridge. It also has a moderate cylinder capacity of 6 shots, making it excellent against small groups. The Python is also available in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and the version in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (named Equalizer) features a laser scope and a 6" barrel, although the scope cannot be used. The Colt Python is also a weapon in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and was named the Revolver. Although it cannot be visibly seen in the game, a HUD image of the weapon can be seen on the touch screen and on the Ammu-Nation website (strangely, it resembles a snub-nosed .38 Smith and Wesson or a Colt Detective Special).

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In-game model

HUD icons

Real-life model

Locations

GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Chinatown Wars
  • Available for purchase in the Ammunation website after the Fully Cocked upgrade is purchased.
  • Available during some vigilante missions.

Trivia

  • Rockstar Games renamed the Colt Python to .357 in later versions of GTA Vice City, possibly to avoid copyright and trademark infringements. This name is reused in GTA Liberty City Stories.
  • It was originally going to be featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, as seen in a beta screenshot.
  • In GTA Liberty City Stories, the spent shells are ejected while firing, which is impossible for any revolver.
  • Though the weapon itself doesn't appear in GTA San Andreas, the model from GTA Vice City is used for the giant Python at the entrance of the Los Santos Ammu-Nation.
  • The name Equalizer may be a reference to the Modesty Blaise comic "Top Traitor" as Modesty hands Tarrant a gun of similar model she mentions it will be a great equalizer.
  • The scope on the python in GTA Vice City Stories may be visually inspired from a gun used in the film "The Terminator" also set in 1984 although the movie was in Los Angeles not Miami (Vice City).
  • In pre-release screenshots, the Python is shown to have a much shorter barrel.