Fairplay (Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven)

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Fairplay (Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven)
Just as tough as a real 1930s grand prix race!
Type: Mission
Appearance: mh:awesomegames:Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
mh:awesomegames:Mafia: Definitive Edition
Franchise: Mafia
Previous Level: Ordinary Routine
Next Level: Sarah

Fairplay is the 5th mission in Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven and its remake, Mafia: Definitive Edition, where the mission is called Fair Play. The mission is divided into two parts. The first part involves the protagonist, Tommy Angelo, having to prove himself to the Salieri Crime Family by stealing the car of a famous racer so it can be sabotaged to ensure that the race goes in Don Salieri's favour; and the second part involves Tommy taking part in the Lost Heaven Grand Prix after Salieri's driver is injured.

Why It Sucks

  1. There's a rather tight time limit here, forcing you to drive like crazy without crashing or getting the police involved. Also, when delivering the race car you must drive quickly without damaging it.
  2. The cars have rather wonky controls and have a high tendency to lose traction. The race car's handling, on the other hand, is overly sensitive, making it very challenging to pass through corners without losing control.
  3. If you crash the car too much, it's game over.
  4. On the initial release PC version of the game, it's not possible to set the difficulty for the race.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. In later PC releases, as well as the Definitive Edition remake, it is possible to set the difficulty for the race.