Grand Theft Auto is the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series and a sandbox-crime game that was developed by Rockstar North and was published by Rockstar Games, released on PlayStation 1, PC and later on Game Boy Color. It was the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series.
The original Grand Theft Auto is made up of a series of levels each set in one of the three cities in the game. In each level, the player has a target number of points to achieve, and five lives to attain the score.
The score counter doubles as a money meter; the player can spend this money on paint jobs and various other things. However, any money spent is of course taken away from the score, making the goal that little bit further away.
On obtaining the target number of points, the player must then drive to a certain location to complete the level, which allows progress to the next one.