- "What the hell?! That's Forbes! Get him!"
- ―Lance Vance
The Bum Deal is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by undercover cop Bryan Forbes from the abandoned apartment complex in Little Haiti, Vice City.
Lance and Victor go to the house they've tied Bryan Forbes, looking for more information on a big shipment coming to Vice City. Forbes tells them that the contact who knows about the shipment is at the White Stallionz Bar. Victor and Lance drive over to the bar but while entering they're surrounded by White Stallionz gay white supremacist bikers who attack them. After all the Bikers are dead, the Vance brothers leave the bar to go and get Forbes. But upon arriving at the house, Forbes has freed himself and attempts to escape on a moped. They chase him and Victor kills Forbes as well as dropping Lance at his hotel.
In order to complete the mission the player must:
- Go to the White Stallionz Bar.
- Enter the bar.
- Take out the Stallionz!
- Go back to the derelict building.
- Take out Forbes!
- Take Lance back to his hotel.
Post-Mission Pager Message
- As with the previous mission, Leap and Bound, whatever vehicle is brought to the mission trigger point remains available after the initial cutscene. Using a motorcycle (preferably a PCJ-600 as opposed to an automobile makes chasing and killing Forbes easier since bikes allow forward drive-bys. Victor has the option of taking one of the Stallionz' bikes after the gunfight.
- This mission's plot may be a parody of a recurring joke in the Police Academy film whereby a character would be lured to a gay bar under false pretenses. In this case, Victor and Lance are lured to the bar under the pretense that a contact who knows about their heroin shipment is there.
- The mission's name is a double entendre; it refers both to the fact that Forbes set Vic and Lance up, and it most likely is also a reference to anal sex, which is associated with homosexual men, since it is set in a gay bar.
- The two Freeways and the WinterGreen outside of The Stallionz Bar as well as Forbes' Ventoso in this mission all have higher horsepower compared to their regular counterparts.
- After Forbes is killed, he drops an MP5, which can normally be bought at Ammu-Nation only after the mission "From Zero to Hero".
- The song looping inside the gay bar is "Don't Go" by Yazoo. This song is also featured on the radio station Wave 103.