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Plague Inc. [Help & Strategies]

05-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 134
Plague Inc. [Help & Strategies]

Plague Inc. Is a great game. But i'm having some problem killing everyone.
I noticed i wasn't the only one having this problem. I manage to infect all countries and after a while the number of people infected is 0. But still after everyone infected is death it says the virus is eradicated.

Any tips and help are welkom. If you have any strategies post them here.
Lets not talk about dificulties that need to be changed or adding iPad support.
But lets just focus on strategies, help and tips.

Anyway, i usually start in germany creating an airborne bacteria. Last countries to infect are usually Canada, australia, new zealand and guinea.

Games i like: Bar oasis, Pocket Frogs, GTA3.

Pocket Frogs Plus+ Name: Pinkster-Aap
05-30-2012, 09:55 PM
I've beat them all on Brutal so I'll gladly help. Not sure if the difficulties are incorrect as I've never played Normal or Casual.

Anyways for Bacteria. I started in Greenland. It has no land entrance and only a ship port. Focus on building a water bacteria then air finally upgrading to complete the special upgrade for both. As you're doing this your plague sometimes mutates so de-evolve its symptoms as a diesease with symptoms gets noticed and one without goes undetected. Africa will be your last group of countries to fill just build up your transmitting thru blood contact and it should swarm thru there.

At this point it's just a waiting game you can build up cure resistance but it's not neccessary when you're killing super fast.

Anaemia, Haemophilia , Internal Haemorrhaging and Hemorrhagic Shock will kill fast enough. Adding Rash, Sweating , Skin Lesions is icing on the cake. Good Luck

05-31-2012, 02:34 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 4
Nano-virus help?

I can not beat this no matter how many times I try! Any strategy on how to beat it as a nano-virus? I'm suffering here!
05-31-2012, 04:38 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 134
I managed to beat the bacteria and virus. But i'm currently stuck on fungus.
I cant seem to spread it across to other countries.

Games i like: Bar oasis, Pocket Frogs, GTA3.

Pocket Frogs Plus+ Name: Pinkster-Aap
05-31-2012, 08:47 AM
Ok if you would like a strategy for something let me know a few things. I need to know your starting country. As I only have strategies based on the countries I used.

For Nano I Started in Japan which made it very challenging.

For Fungus I started in Indonesia.

Since location is important to how you start I need to know. Unless you just want the strategy I used.
05-31-2012, 10:50 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 11
the nano-virus is tough. i'm still trying to figure out a good system
05-31-2012, 11:12 AM
If you havn't noticed you get Insomnia and Paranoia for free. In fact they give you 2 DNA for them.
05-31-2012, 11:50 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1
Help with Fungus

If you wouldn't mind, I could do with some tips on the best way to complete the fungus level (and any subsequent ones if possible) as I'm finding it pretty tough. Just the ways you completed them would be great. Thanks (:
05-31-2012, 12:11 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 11
Originally Posted by Eniyx View Post
If you wouldn't mind, I could do with some tips on the best way to complete the fungus level (and any subsequent ones if possible) as I'm finding it pretty tough. Just the ways you completed them would be great. Thanks (:
I posted this earlier in another thread but here's what worked for me re: fungus

Okay - I tried this strategy and it worked like a charm. Granted, you will not likely get a great score due to the length of this strategy but at least you will be able to move ahead to the parasite strain.

I started in a cold climate area because often I found that when I start in a hot zone, even though the disease spreads quicker - it often has a hard time taking hold in places like Iceland, Greenland, Canada or Russia.

1. Begin in Iceland (given that it has an airport and also a harbor for ease of transmission).

2. I first started with focusing my energy on upgrading the airborne and water transmission stats to the max as soon as I could.

3. I followed by upping my drug resistance by one notch

4. I also followed by upping my disease's heat resistance by 2 notches, and my cold resistance by 1 notch. (note you can do the above steps in any particular order - the key being point 5)

5. ...which is - do NOT let your fungus evolve until every single person in the world is affected by the disease. This could take a long time (10 to 15 min?). If you want to get things moving a bit by unleashing a spore here or there, that's fine (just don't overdo it at the beginning).

6. Whatever you do, make sure the world does NOT notice the disease up to the point when everyone is infected (but not dying yet). All the while, keep saving enough points so you can eventually upgrade the symptoms to the worst possible situation immediately (organ failure is the best IMO). Also you should devolve your fungus accordingly to keep it as low profile as possible before everyone is infected.

7. Once everyone is infected and the disease is still unknown, unleash the disease. Quickly upgrade your disease symptoms to something incredibly lethal (again, my suggestion is organ failure). Immediately you'll see people dying in droves. At the same time, the cure might move quickly, but as you accumulate points through people dying, you can start using points to counteract the cure by upgrading drug resistance, etc.

8. Soon enough, you will see that the body count will pile up asap. More than likely the country that is spearheading the cure will lose its population so fast that the speed of the cure will greatly diminish and eventually you will win the game.

Note: I did not use anything close to all the spores available. The strategy above, while tedious, did allow me to infect so many people that once the fungus got lethal in a hurry, there was no way for the cure to catch up with the sky high death rate.

Not only did this strategy work with the Fungus, but it also worked with the Parasite as well. Granted this method will NOT get you a very high score due to the lengthy nature of the infection process, but it will get you a win if you play your cards right based on the idea I mentioned above

Last edited by nycmode75; 05-31-2012 at 12:14 PM.
05-31-2012, 12:13 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 11
I'm sure there are other/better ways to do it, but just wanted to give you a step by step of what worked for me