Mr Tasty

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A Mr. Tasty in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

The Mr. Tasty is an frozen foods truck available in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Description

Design

Replacing Mr. Whoopee from previous games, the Mr. Tasty is a large van tailored to carry and sell ice cream, being similar in design to the Boxville manufactured by Brute, but smaller and with a modified grille and headlights; overall the truck resembles a 1998 Chevrolet P30 Ice Cream Truck. The Mr. Tasty has an upgrade body kit to suit the ice cream it carries. The modifications include an air con unit, vents, cargo loading doors, side windows and adverstisments. Like the Mr. Whoopee, the vehicle's name is a parody of Mister Softee. Upon closer inspection of the artwork on the sides of the truck, the "Cherry Popper" logo can also be seen.

Performance

Its large build makes the Mr. Tasty a poor performer on the road. As expected from a large and heavy truck, the vehicle is only capable of moderate speeds, and suffers from poorer acceleration and cornering. Its top speed is 120 km/h (74 mph). Its weight, however, can be exploited when using the vehicle to ram smaller vehicles off the road, but its resistance to damage is not particularly impressive.

Jingle

The Mr. Tasty comes equipped with several jingles which can be toggled by tapping the horn button. Turning it on and off will produce a different jingle each time. The faster the truck moves, the faster the tempo of the jingle. Reversing the truck will reverse the jingle. When the vehicle is moderately damaged, the jingle begins to distort. When severely damaged, the music does not play at all, although the horn still functions.

The following is a list of the jingles played by the Mr. Tasty, five of which are based on traditional folk songs and orchestral pieces:

Reversing with no jingle, the van makes a "ding-a-ling" noise, rather than the standard "beep" found on most industrial vehicles.

If the player calls ZiT! while the GTA IV jingle is playing, it will activate a health cheat (code-named "DOC" on the cell phone), which blocks certain Trophies/Achievements.

Locations

Can be found near parks in Broker, Dukes, and Algonquin, usually Middle Park, Steinway Park, and Meadows Park.

Trivia

  • In perfect condition this truck can be sold in the S&M Auto Sales for $2,200 in GTA IV.
  • When exiting the vehicle in GTA IV and its episodes, the player character may occasionally comment on the audacity of commandeering an ice cream truck. Unique quotes include "Stealing ice cream trucks? What is wrong with me?" (GTA IV) or "Not cool." (in The Ballad of Gay Tony).

Sometimes when you exit a stolen Mr Tasty your character will say a unique quote like '

See also