Drinking is a pastime in San Andreas Connection.


Niko can visit various bars throughout Los Santos and Blaine County, and has the option to drink. The player can choose the amount that they want to drink.

If Niko consumes too much, he will become drunk. This drastically alters gameplay, as the player is unable to walk straight and perform simple tasks. Walking and running abilities are also hindered, and the camera will shake rapidly.

Drinking provides a benefit, however. When the player is drunk, it unlocks a special ability, which is slowing down time.

If Niko drinks enough throughout the game, the special ability will eventually bend to the player's will, and can be activated at any time, as well as during missions, further advancing its potential. However, its effects are temporary, and the player will need to wait for the ability to 'recharge' before it can be used again.