"When you've followed the trail to that thieving SPANK-head, waste him!"
―El Burro.

Big'n'Veiny is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Diablos leader El Burro from a payphone in the Hepburn Heights area of Portland Island, Liberty City.


Claude goes to the payphone in Hepburn Heights, which is ringing. El Burro instructs Claude to follow a SPANKED-up thief who has stolen the latest copy of Donkey Does Dallas and collect the copies as they fly out of the back of a van. After collecting all the magazines, Claude kills the thief and then returns the magazines to XXXMags in the Red Light District.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get in the van
  • Collect the copies of the magazine and follow the trail to the thief
  • Whack the thief
  • Take the van to the back of XXX Mags


The reward for completion of the mission is $20,000 and the unlocking of the Turismo race, El Burro's first mission. If you collect all the magazines you will get $10,000 bonus. The Portland safehouse will also be seen with stacks of pornographic magazines thereafter.



Video Walkthroughs

PC iPad
GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 26 - Big'N'Veiny (HD)

GTA 3 - Walkthrough - Mission 26 - Big'N'Veiny (HD)

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 26 - Big'N'Veiny

GTA 3 - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 26 - Big'N'Veiny

Tips & Tricks

It is not actually necessary to pick up all of the magazines on the trail (although if one chooses not to they will forfeit the $10,000 bonus). Because of this, there are several shortcuts that can be taken by players to save time.

  • One is to do a U-turn immediately when starting and pick up the magazines at the Chinatown subway.
  • Another is to turn left where the trail goes forward at the Saint Mark's intersection leading off to the Supasave and drive directly to the port.

Either way, the player must be wary of time, as not picking up magazines reduces the additional time bonuses being added.


  • The mission name may be a reference to an erect penis.
  • El Burro mentioned that Donkey Does Dallas Vol 1, 2, 3 are flying off the back of the van. Instead, It was the Mutt of the Mule magazines.
  • It is possible to save a few seconds, a video of this can be seen here.
  • Somewhere along the Head Radio Building, while collecting magazines, a police radio will report "donkey porn being dropped along the Portland area."
  • This mission is hard if the player has never driven a Rumpo. The player must slow a little but also go fast because there are seconds to fail this mission. The biggest tip however, is to never handbrake turn in a Rumpo. This is because the Rumpo is extremely tail heavy and tends to fish tail violently in a handbrake turn, especially at higher speeds. Slow down normally if there ever is a need to turn.
  • The mobile version made this mission easier, starting the player with 45 seconds at the start instead of 25.
  • At the end of the mission, some rare pedestrians will appear near XXXMags, these pedestrians never appear on the streets. This can be seen here.
    • They were replaced by pimps on the mobile version.


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