Jump Start

Jump Start
Mike outside Momma's Restaurante in Portland Beach
Mike outside Momma's Restaurante in Portland Beach

Mike outside Momma's Restaurante in Portland Beach
Game GTA Advance
For Vinnie
Location Chinatown, Portland, Liberty City
Reward $0
Unlocks Dirty Laundry

Jump Start is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto Advance, given to protagonist Mike by Vinnie from Chinatown in Portland, Liberty City.


Vinnie and Mike are close to having enough money to leave Liberty City, but need to do one last job. Vinnie has a meeting with the Mafia, likely the Leone Family, and has Mike drive him to Momma's Restaurante in Portland Beach. When they arrive, Vinnie goes into the meeting and asks Mike to return to their hideout to make sure they're not being watched. Mike drives to the hideout and is paged by Vinnie, with instructions to return to the restaurant.


Vinnie: This is our big chance, Mike. We've almost got enough money to leave Liberty City for good. I'm tired of playing errand boy. We need to strike off on our own and lead the good life.

Mike: I've got your back, Vinnie. You got me off the streets and back on my feet.

Vinnie: I knew I could count on you. We don't owe nobody nothing and the police aren't on to us. It's time to make a new start.

(Vinnie and Mike go to leave)

Vinnie: Hey Mike, you drive. I gotta get my head together for this meeting with the Mafia.

Mike: Vinnie, I thought you said we were done with these crooks. Let's just take our chances with the money we've got and make our break.

Vinnie: Hey, you trust me right? I've got information they need. Support me on this, and we'll be a whole lot richer and off this stinkin' island in no time.

(Vinnie and Mike get close to the restaurant)

Vinnie: The restaurant is on Portland Beach. Should be real easy to spot, too.

(Vinnie and Mike arrive at the restaurant)

Vinnie: Check our hideout to make sure it's not being watched. Nothing's wrong but you can never be too sure with these guys. Come back to the restaurant and pick me up when you know it's clear.

(Mike arrives at the hideout)

Mike: Things look good out front, I'd better check inside.

Post mission pager message

Vinnie: Come back to the restaurant. I need you to track someone down. -Vinnie


There is no monetary reward for completing the mission. The mission Dirty Laundry is unlocked.


Video walkthrough

GBA Version - GTASeriesVideos