Love of Money

Love of Money
Game GTA Advance
For 8-Ball
Location Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City
Fail Player Character Death
Reward $20 000
Unlocks Taking Revenge
Unlocked by Truth Revealed

Love of Money is a mission in Grand Theft Auto Advance given to protagonist Mike by explosives and firearms expert 8-Ball from Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City.


Mike and 8-Ball are in Pike Creek and are ambushed by the Colombian Cartel and their new leader, who believes that Mike killed their former leader, Cisco. Mike manages to kill many Cartel members, eventually forcing them to retreat, although 8-Ball is injured, claiming to have a broken leg. Mike flees the scene, leaving the stricken 8-Ball to be arrested by the Liberty City Police Department. Mike manages to get his car re-sprayed at a Pay 'n' Spray and remembers his fallen friends, all of whom are at this point dead or in prison.


8-Ball: Listen, man. I'm sorry I couldn't warn you about Vinnie sooner but I've been on the run soon after Vinnie's bombing. I just found out myself from the goons Vinnie sent to take me out. You may have seen them on your way in.

Mike: Yeah, I saw the dead bodies out front. It's good to see you, 8-Ball. I'm glad they weren't able to take you down.

8-Ball: You too, man. But this isn't over yet, I think there'll be more people gunnin' for you. The word's out that you took down Vinnie and that you've got his money.

Mike: But Vinnie squandered most of it! I only got a hundred g's - not worth turning these streets into a blood bath!

8-Ball: It doesn't matter what the facts are, it's what people believe, man. Now you're on top of their list, and gangs like the Cartel, and the... What the hell's that noise?

Colombian Cartel leader: You're going to pay for killing Cisco! He treated you like a son and had high hopes of educating you in fashion sense and the merits of giving driver licenses to illegals! This is how you repay him?

Mike: It wasn't me! When I came back to the scene, he was already dead.

Colombian Cartel leader: I don't believe you and neither do my men. Prepare to die!

Mike: Damn it, 8-Ball's down. I can't let these bastards get him.

(Mike kills some Cartel gang members)

Mike: Hmmm, this doesn't look good...

(Mike kills more Cartel gang memebrs)

Mike: Damn, here comes another group of Cartel thugs.

(Mike kills more Cartel gang members)

Mike: Damn, I didn't realize Cisco had so many working for him...

(Mike kills the remaining Cartel gang members)

Mike: 8-Ball! The Cartel has pulled back. Let's get out of here! The cops will be here any second.

8-Ball: Naw, man. I can't move. My legs are busted and I'm burned real bad. You go on without me.

Mike: I'll make it up to you someday, 8-Ball. I promise! The cops are on to me since I just took out half of the Cartel gang. I'd better lose them.

(Mike drives to a Pay 'n' Spray to get the vehicle re-sprayed)

Mike: Damn, the cops got 8-Ball. All my friends are either dead or in jail. They think I'm easy pickings because I'm only one man. I'm tired of running and getting ambushed by unknown assailants. I'm going on the offense. It's time to bring the heat to them.


The reward for completing this mission is $20,000 and the unlocking of the next mission, Taking Revenge.

Video walkthrough

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