TIPS & TRICKS – Mafia 1 -
TIPS & TRICKS – Mafia 1 -

Mafia may not be an easy game. It can be challenging, especially for newcomers. This guide contains some tips and tricks that make it easier.


Since I was a kid, I've been playing this video game. This guide contains everything I discovered about the game that wasn't immediately obvious from my first playthrough.
It's not everything, but it's a start. I'd love to include them in this list.

Before you play

You can watch the tutorial. It will teach important things
Make your controls more customizable. Mafia default controls make no sense, and many key binds are absurd. You can modify it to suit your needs.
Cross and dot is a great way to aim.

Tips for every mission: General tips

Talk to Frank, Salieri, or Luigi before you leave Salieri's Bar. They might have some secret information for you.
Ralph will teach you how he can steal a car. You don't need to use that car.
It is more common to choose a different vehicle than the one Ralph has.
Side rolls can make it difficult to aim at long distances. Try it without.

Tips and Tricks for Every Mission – General Driving Tips

It is better to keep your foot off the pedal when turning at high speeds.
This game has both primary and secondary controls.

  • Primary controls turn the wheels gradually.


  • Secondary controls instantly turn wheels up to the maximum.

Secondary controls to turn give you better control of your car at high speeds. Primary controls provide more precision.
Honking will cause other cars to get out of your path.

Tips & Tricks for Car Chases

You will be chased. It will happen a lot. By police officers or other gangsters. The best tip I can offer is to drive in tight spaces to escape. There are indestructible things like fences and poles. Driving between them or a wall is an excellent way of losing your pursuers. AI in this game works by hitting these objects when it chases after your pursuit.

Tips and tricks to help you deal with police officers in every mission

The police strictly enforce this game. Driving over a trash can and running a red light are two examples of punishable offenses. These cars are slow, and the police use rubber bands to enforce their rules. It is often better to just pay a fine.
If you are driving, it is acceptable to ignore the oncoming policemen. But police cars will persuade, and it's difficult to get rid.
You can stop at a red signal without notifying the police. You can simply drive around traffic lights on the sidewalk. Police won't notice if pedestrians are hit.
You can transform in-car officers into on-foot policemen. After they convince you, pull over your car and wait for the police to come to you. Be careful. If they want to arrest, they will take you out of your car. You can drive once they arrive at your car, however, only for a second. They will then turn around and head for their car. But once they stop driving, they'll return to you. This will be enough to get them out of their car. If they stop returning home to their vehicle, you can drive off and they will not be able catch up on you.
The police symbol (fine, handcuffs, and gun) may become greyed-out/transparent. This means that police can see you but don't know who you are. If you are in one) car, you can exit the car (. Or you can enter a car (for those on foot). The police will get confused, and you can either drive away or walk away.

An Offer You Can't Refuse

Continue straight to the small parking lot. A small pedestrian-only alley on your right leads to Twister cinema. Proceed through the alley and carefully ascend the few stairs to its end. Morello's gangsters often fail to make the jump. With their car tuned on its side, the mission is simple.
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Running Man

As you exit the final pa*sageway, you will see a woman waiting for you. You can talk to her.

Molotov Party

When you arrive at Morello’s bar, you will find a package you can pick up. Use it to block the backdoor.
You can exit a vehicle and leave the engine running. To turn off the engine, press and hold the exit button. Next, press forward to start the engine again. Then press exit. Tommy will exit the vehicle, but the engine will continue running. This can be done with the Falconer, which will make it easier to flee.
You can pick Paulie up while you're on your journey out or just let him be. He will drive himself to Salieri's. You can even witness him driving the Bolt Ace in which you arrived.


To avoid the final car chase, take the wheel off the yellow vehicle parking in front Clark's motel.
You can also shoot from the right the second window. You will hear the pain of a man as he shoots through this window. The mission ends once you've killed him.
There's a Thompson-wielding gangster hiding behind the bar in Clark's hotel. Shoot some of the bottles and then the light above the bar. The gangsters will catch fire.
You will find a Thompson in a motel room.
You can use the bathroom to go potty


The infamous racing mission. How to win the race even though you are terrible at driving
Right at the beginning, there's an U-turn. Break faster and get it on the gra*s. This will give the racers an advantage.
The first turn, and the turn after the downhill section of chicane, are the only ones for which you should hit the breaks. You should drive smoothly every turn. Take a step back, but don't let go of your gas pedal.
Talk about the chicane. Just drive over gra*s. It won't be a problem for your car.
If you need extra speed, shift manually. You shift to third in the finish straight and downhill portion with chicane. For all other places, you can use second. The car will scream, but the speed gains you get are incredible.


You can fight the goons with a wooden log. You can also hire a boxer.

Better to get used it

Leave your engine running once you reach the Service Station. This will allow you to catch up with the hoods more quickly in final chase.
Paulie's enemies should be made to feel aggro. Send them to sleep with a single bat swing.
For an alternative ending, you could ram the car in pursuit.

The and The Priest

There's a man wearing a naval uniform in the restaurant. A man wearing a black coat is on first floor by the armchairs. Both have guns and can shoot you to your back. Kill them.
The first floor has a room where you can find a knife. You will not be attacked if the NPC (is used to one hit. You can leave the hotel without needing to fire a single bullet.
The following is the route to follow when trying to escape the church. Wait for the police to stop following your car. You will need a very narrow pa*sageway.
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A trip to the Country

Your first drive to Salieri’s warehouse isn’t interrupted by horns. They can still make other cars get out of your path. It's a known problem in the game.
Before the final chase, try to collect as many HP as possible. This mission is very straightforward and I have no other tips.


You are on your way to Frank's home when you hear a call from the police. The police won't come unless you kill him.
There is a tower right next to the hangar that has a sniper.

Omerta – Lucas Bertone

Stan doesn't need to be defeated. Thompson can only kill Stan twice. The mission will fail if you shoot him twice with Thompson.

Visiting Rich People

Salvatore can open more than safes. Doors and cars are no problem. Silver Fletcher can easily be obtained using him.
You should only knock out four people. Others should be avoided.

  • As soon as you enter, a security officer walks to the left. Take his keys and knock him out.
  • Use the (electric panel in the yard corner by the hedge to turn off your lights. Another security officer will check it. Knock him out.
  • The gate has a gazebo near it with a guard. While knocking him out will not allow you to enter the house, it will escape more chill.
  • Get the maid out of the house

Salvatore will help you open the safe, but you must still get the documents. You must not leave them in your safe!
After you have the documents, it is possible to either sneak out of the building or kill the security officers. Don't kill a prosecutor. I recommend shooting the guards to get Sliver Friederich early in the match.

Great Deal

Behind the white Falconer are grenades. They can be found on the second level. They are very useful in the construction of the ground-floor barricade.
This mission explodes Barrels

Bon Appetit

Morello's men left weapons on the streets, and they will be there even after cutscene. You don't have risk of putting yourself in danger by keeping one more man alive just to stock up on ammo.

Happy Birthday

There is a gla*s liquor on the bar. You can have it. The drunk effect is very trippy.
Make sure you get a bucket to clean up the soiled toilet. If you don’t do it, the skipper may find the gun on your person.

You Lucky Bastard

Italian Garden is a great place to keep the engine running for a faster escape.
The chase to the port can be quite slow. Morello Jr. can easily be overtaken. However, this can cause the game to crash and you will need to reload.
Windows error sound will start as soon as you enter this port. This is normal, and it happens with all Windows versions. It's not something I know about, but it does happen. The game plays this sound for a reason.
The train locomotive also has grenades. They are very useful for the last gunfight in Morello Jr.'s warehouse.

You Lucky Bastard – Lucas Bertone

You will need four-seater fast car. Before heading to Lucas, I recommend stopping in Salieri's for either Thor 810 (or Silver Fletcher).

Creme De La Creme

If you drive close enough, Sam can kill Morello during the chase. Although it is difficult to do this constantly, it is possible.
You can reach the bridge's end by keeping the distance between you and Morello’s cars short. You must drive fast when you exit the city. Once the game loads, keep driving fast and you'll reach the bridge. To do it, you'll need a fast vehicle.

Creme De La Creme – Lucas Bertone

Lucas will ask that you get rid of the wanted car. The wanted status can't be lost so don't delay.
You don't have to drive another car to get the car you want to go to water. Drive to the lighthouse on the right. You can stop at the lighthouse. Now, you need to put the car in neutral. Hold the hand brake and turn off your engine. Now release the handbrake and exit the vehicle simultaneously. The car will move down the hill automatically.
If you take a walk all the time back to Lucas, you will be able to hear a special conversation.

Election Campaign

You can find a construction worker next to the door you use to enter the prison. If you don't leave him be or you kill him, there will always be a detective waiting for you to exit the prison. He will search you for weapons, and then try to arrest. If you kill the worker, and then hide his body to the sewers, the detective won’t be there.
Alternativly you can keep your worker alive and avoid being arrested. Be sure to hide your weapons before you leave the prison. After you leave prison, you should immediately open your inventory to find all your weapons and throw them away. The detective will search for you, but will not find anything so leave you alone. After you have picked up your weapons, you will need to conceal them. You just need to press the pickup button, and then the hide button.
The sniper target button doesn't work properly when you load the game. Once you reach prison tower, you need to rebind it using settings.

Election Campaign – Lucas Bertone

Two men are watching the car you're supposed to steal. Talk to them before taking the car. They will alert the guards.

Just for Relaxation

Brute force won't work. It might, but it will. You can kill everybody, then load up the boxes and go.
Silent approach is carrying lots of boxes. Not just Scorsese. If you want to entice the guard, you must do what he tells and move lots of boxes to the dispatch center. You don’t have to do this alone. Ask the two guys in front of your dispatch hall to help.
Once you leave the harbor, guards will chase your movements. You can lure them to a trap Paulie, Sam made or you can let them go. If they do lose you in the chase, Paulie or Sam will give you a special dialog.


Follow the below-mentioned route to escape from the bank. Once you have reached Palermo Club, get out of the car. That should confuse the police. Just wait until the wanted sign disappears.
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Art is dead

Beware of grenades
Mafia is known for their boss fights. Sam's shoot-out is theirs. Crouch and hide behind walls. Move slightly outside of the wall. If your elbow sticks out, it is enough. Sam should fire at you. If he doesn't, he should hide behind the wall. Continue doing this until he begins reloading. This is when he starts reloading.

The Death of Art- Lucas Bertone

Thor 812 has dogs as his guardian. If you want to kill them by explosion (, the only way is to explode a vehicle). You can also pick up a rare weapon – a dog's head.


Written by Kvasmeister

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