All The GTA Covers Include A Weird Little Easter Egg

A collage of all the GTA covers that include helicopters in the top right corner.

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I really don’t bear in mind accurately when I recognized it, but 1 day I was wanting at the PS2 conditions for Grand Theft Car Vice Metropolis and San Andreas and noticed a amusing similarity: they both had a helicopter in the major still left. Then I checked GTA III’s circumstance and it too experienced the identical point. Then I appeared at other GTA video clip recreation instances and recognized that placing a heli in the best remaining-hand corner is in fact a detail.

This all started off again on the protect for GTA III. In the leading still left hand of the collage of pictures that make up the go over artwork, you can see a police helicopter. Then one more police heli seems in the same spot on Vice City’s legendary PS2 protect. And then after that, virtually every GTA deal with includes a helicopter in that same place.

The only exceptions to this rule are largely bizarre ports, like GTA Advance and the weird international covers GTA III sported back again in the day. The one particular real oddball is GTA Chinatown Wars, which works by using the exact cover layout as all the key GTA games, but doesn’t involve a helicopter for some purpose.

The colorful cover of GTA Chinatown Wars, which doesn't include a helicopter

Image: Rockstar Game titles

Another pattern, that Rockstar does not comply with as a great deal as the heli, is the placement of a bike in the best, ideal corner of lots of GTA covers. This is a cooler, lesser-acknowledged pattern that only us GTA hipsters know about. And now all of you, I guess as well…

I’m not the to start with particular person to notice this. But as the basic Grand Theft Car games are at this time trending many thanks to the latest remaster information, I started out speaking about random bits of trivia and lore with individuals I know. It was then that I uncovered that a good deal of individuals didn’t know about the odd helicopter Easter egg Rockstar loves such as on each and every GTA deal with. Of system, the moment I pointed it out folks would question me why and I never have a very good response for that.

Maybe it is a single of those things that begun out by accident. You know, another person set a heli in the similar location 2 times in a row and somebody made the decision to hold it up for the following a single. And then an incident became a tradition. A unusual tradition, but just one which most likely does not have any nefarious conspiracies about it online. Nonetheless.