Power-ups in GTA 1

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Power-ups in Grand Theft Auto 1 encompass a variety of pickups that primarily alter the player's behavior, grant them temporary or permanent benefits that can aid the player during missions, dire situations, or simply for fun.

Power-ups can be acquired by finding them in specific locations in the cities.

Name Pickup icon HUD icon Description
Armor
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Limited protection for the player against gunfire. Each armor pickup contains 3 health points, allowing the player to survive three hits.
Get Outta Jail Free Card
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Exempts the player from penalties imposed if the player is arrested, such as a deduction of one score multiplier and the lost of weapons. Only one can be carried at a time.
Health/Life
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None; indicated by life counter.
Adds an additional life to the player.
Cop Bribe
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None; indicated by disappearance of wanted level on HUD, if any.
Eliminates the player's wanted level.
Speed Up
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30px
Makes the player and his/her car faster
Multiplier
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None; indicated by multiplier counter.
Adds an additional point multiplier to the player.
Information
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None
At the beginning of game adds tips, and infos about the city and in some occasions opens up new ares