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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Considering Grand Theft Auto games are set in large, bustling urban environments with transport infrastructure, it often seems strange that the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means too. In [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Vice City]], the Bus has a typical "school bus" design, and comes in several colours. The handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle - though fairly tough - doesn't quite excel at knocking other vehicles out of the way either, not like the [[Firetruck]] or [[Barracks OL]]. Finally, despite it's large size it can only carry a driver and one passenger. All of these factors combine to make the Bus a vehicle you only drive for the novelty of it or to deliver it to an export garage.
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Considering Grand Theft Auto games are set in large, bustling urban environments with transport infrastructure, it often seems strange that the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means too. In [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Vice City]], the Bus has a typical "school bus" design, and comes in several colours. The handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle - though fairly tough - doesn't quite excel at knocking other vehicles out of the way either, not like the [[Firetruck]] or [[Barracks OL]]. It also is quicker to catch fire under gunfire. Finally, despite its large size it can only carry a driver and one passenger. All of these factors combine to make the Bus a vehicle you only drive for the novelty of it or to deliver it to an export garage.
  
 
In [[GTA: San Andreas]] the bus takes on a new appearance, resembling an older and cheaper [[Coach]] to an extent.
 
In [[GTA: San Andreas]] the bus takes on a new appearance, resembling an older and cheaper [[Coach]] to an extent.
  
 
In [[GTA IV]], the Bus is again, a rare sight in the city,  with a newer model resembling a Orion V CNG (but the windshield is angled evenly) but the side windows (and the way the back is angled) look more like the ones from an old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]] (or a [[wikipedia:Flxible New Look bus|Flxible New Look bus]]) but more modern. Strangely, it is virtually impossible to find the Bus driving around anywhere in Liberty City - it can only be seen driving in Francis International Airport or on the ring-road that surrounds the airport's car park. The Bus can also be seen driving around elsewhere in the City although these occurances are very rare. The Bus will sometimes spawn in during GTA IV's mission chase sequences, as set pieces, acting as an obstacle, to increase the difficulty of the mission. An example of this is in [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie]]'s Mission: [[Search and Delete]]. Any other time the Bus is encountered - e.g. at Star Junction - it will simply be parked. The [[GTA IV]] Bus allows up to 15 passengers to travel in the vehicle in addition to the driver (this is only possible during Multiplayer). In all other games of the series, the Bus could carry two people, including the driver.
 
In [[GTA IV]], the Bus is again, a rare sight in the city,  with a newer model resembling a Orion V CNG (but the windshield is angled evenly) but the side windows (and the way the back is angled) look more like the ones from an old [[wikipedia:GM New Look (Fishbowl) Bus|GM New Look Bus]] (or a [[wikipedia:Flxible New Look bus|Flxible New Look bus]]) but more modern. Strangely, it is virtually impossible to find the Bus driving around anywhere in Liberty City - it can only be seen driving in Francis International Airport or on the ring-road that surrounds the airport's car park. The Bus can also be seen driving around elsewhere in the City although these occurances are very rare. The Bus will sometimes spawn in during GTA IV's mission chase sequences, as set pieces, acting as an obstacle, to increase the difficulty of the mission. An example of this is in [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie]]'s Mission: [[Search and Delete]]. Any other time the Bus is encountered - e.g. at Star Junction - it will simply be parked. The [[GTA IV]] Bus allows up to 15 passengers to travel in the vehicle in addition to the driver (this is only possible during Multiplayer). In all other games of the series, the Bus could carry two people, including the driver.
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The [[GTA IV]] Bus is frail by comparison with most other large vehicles when it is in a hail of bullets.
  
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==

Revision as of 08:46, 5 August 2008

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Bus from GTA III

The Bus is a vehicle that has been featured in almost every game in the series since Grand Theft Auto 2, except Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Overview

Considering Grand Theft Auto games are set in large, bustling urban environments with transport infrastructure, it often seems strange that the Bus is one of the series' rarest vehicles. The Bus rarely spawns on the street and is usually very difficult to find by other means too. In GTA III and GTA Vice City, the Bus has a typical "school bus" design, and comes in several colours. The handling is slow and cumbersome, as one would expect, and the vehicle - though fairly tough - doesn't quite excel at knocking other vehicles out of the way either, not like the Firetruck or Barracks OL. It also is quicker to catch fire under gunfire. Finally, despite its large size it can only carry a driver and one passenger. All of these factors combine to make the Bus a vehicle you only drive for the novelty of it or to deliver it to an export garage.

In GTA: San Andreas the bus takes on a new appearance, resembling an older and cheaper Coach to an extent.

In GTA IV, the Bus is again, a rare sight in the city, with a newer model resembling a Orion V CNG (but the windshield is angled evenly) but the side windows (and the way the back is angled) look more like the ones from an old GM New Look Bus (or a Flxible New Look bus) but more modern. Strangely, it is virtually impossible to find the Bus driving around anywhere in Liberty City - it can only be seen driving in Francis International Airport or on the ring-road that surrounds the airport's car park. The Bus can also be seen driving around elsewhere in the City although these occurances are very rare. The Bus will sometimes spawn in during GTA IV's mission chase sequences, as set pieces, acting as an obstacle, to increase the difficulty of the mission. An example of this is in Brucie's Mission: Search and Delete. Any other time the Bus is encountered - e.g. at Star Junction - it will simply be parked. The GTA IV Bus allows up to 15 passengers to travel in the vehicle in addition to the driver (this is only possible during Multiplayer). In all other games of the series, the Bus could carry two people, including the driver.

The GTA IV Bus is frail by comparison with most other large vehicles when it is in a hail of bullets.

Locations

GTA 1

  • Liberty City
  • Vice City
  • San Andreas

Anywhere City (GTA2)

  • Downtown District
  • Industrial District
  • Residential District

Liberty City
GTA III and LCS:

GTA IV:

Vice City

San Andreas

Appears In

See also

Gallery