The following are strategies for the Bacteria plague type. Please feel free to add your own strategies, tips, and Q&A here:
(For normal/brutal difficulties; works on casual as well)
- Water 1 (9 DNA)
- Bird 1 (13 DNA)
- Air 1 (11 DNA)
- Drug Resistance 1 (11 DNA)
- Bacterial Resilience 1 (7 DNA)
For a total of 51 DNA Points.
As your Bacteria starts to spread, devolve any mutations you receive.
If you get a message that says a place has added more security, such as 'USA bans movement of livestock,' upgrade the corresponding upgrade in transmissions (in this case, livestock). Such instances, however, shouldn't occur if you follow this strategy—as long as you don't get the disease spotted. But if a random event happens like a rural livestock legislation, disregard that last sentence and be ready for an American livestock stasis.
Mid game - Infect the rich and protect yourselfEdit
Upgrade the following to infect more people:
- Bacterial Resilience 2 (9 DNA)
- Bacterial Resilience 3 (12 DNA)
- Cold Resistance 1 (11 DNA)
- Cold Resistance 2 (17 DNA)
- Then upgrade the following, to protect yourself:
For a total of 62 (Without Genetic ReShuffle 1) or 86 (With Genetic ReShuffle 1) DNA points
End game - killing timeEdit
Use this path to quickly achieve Total Organ Failure (Accumulate 47 DNA points to get all of them quickly and no risk of failure):
For a total of 47 DNA points.
You get most infection for the money from the symptom Coughing. Having only Coughing will not lead to the disease being discovered as long as you devolve any other mutated symptom.
1. Start in India
2. Get Coughing
7. Improve resistances further, if for example Iceland or Canada is especially slow to infect, and you have a lot of DNA. Otherwise be patient and save the points for the kill strike and slowing research.
8. When all are infected, get killing symptoms. The strategist used the same tree as in the commented guide.
9. Immediately buy both abilities slowing future research. If you have points left now, invest more in lethal symptoms like Hemorrhagic Shock to kill faster.
10. At the end, buy all abilities increasing the amount of research needed, as well as the symptoms Coma and Paralysis. This will decrease the percent research completeted, and give you more points for the win. If you still have points left, invest in symptoms with maximum severity and infectivity as this may give some more points.
The key is fast and unnoticed transmission, followed by swift kill and decreased researched speed, and in the end lowering the percentage of the completed research.
Get higher score by winning faster with less cure research completed, and as severe disease as possible.
For MEGA BRUTAL
1. Start in China Note: Evolve the upgrades AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
2. Evolve the following IN ORDER! (Devolve any irrelevant symptoms) Water 1
(This should be every stage 1 + 2 symptoms)
3. Now evolve IN ORDER Water 2
4. Now for some infective symptoms! Skin Lesions
Necrosis - Optional
5. Stop the cure!
Note 1: If an island closes ports before you infect it, restart
Note 2: If cure goes >90%, get Genetic ReShuffle 1
6. Wait for world to get infected
Note: If country closes land borders before infected get Bird 1
7. Evolve killing symptoms and cure slowing symptoms
Collect DNA from killing people
Coma - To slow the cure
Get more genetic reshuffles if the cure is too high and try some more symptoms if you're too impatient!
8. Watch as the world is quickly ummm... plague-ed to death?
This is a simple strategy which will work on Casual, Normal or Brutal (This doesn't work on Mega Brutal because the 'random medical check-ups' make the disease noticed and a cure is available before everyone is infected.
Evolution Gene: Ionised Helix
Mutation Gene: Genetic Mimic
Environment Gene: Extremophile... or anything really
Stage 1: BeginEdit
Step 2. Fastforward
TIP: If any symptoms evolve DEVOVLE THEM IMMEDIATELY!!! Doctors will spot the disease and the cure research will begin. In the future the cure research will be too much!
Stage 2: InfectionEdit
Step 3. Evolve Bacterial Resilience 1
You should be gaining DNA Points by now. Make sure you save them up for later though!
Your disease should be spreading like mad now. When you get the message 'No more healthy people left in the world', you know it's time!
Stage 3: KillEdit
Step 9. Evolve the following in order:
You should've had enough for all of those because if you popped all the red and orange bubbles and devolved all symptoms you should have at least twice the amount you needed.
Step 11. Evolve
Watch as the last few people hopelessly die. Watch as the screen with the words 'Victory! *your disease name here* has successfully eliminated all life on earth. Watch as you leap up into the air and scream 'YES!!! THANK YOU TERRA VERSO!!!' Drop your device and then realise that it was just Bacteria on Casual.
THIS STRATEGY WORKS ON EVERY DIFFICULTY EXCEPT MEGA-BRUTAL
(as mentioned earlier)
This strategy was made by Terra Verso
Works in Casual, Normal and Brutal.
DNA: Cytochrome Surge
Mutation: Genetic Mimic
Stage 1: Infection
Start in Saudi Arabia.
Evolve Bacterial Resilience 1, Bacterial Resilience 2 and Bacterial Resilience 3, Cold Resistance 1 and Cold Resistance 2, Heat Resistance 1 and Heat Resistance 2, and Environmental Hardening in that order.
ONLY DEVOLVE LETHAL SYMPTOMS
Evolve Drug Resistance 2
If at any point people find your disease, evolve as many tier 1 or tier 2 symptoms as you like for that sweet, sweet DNA, and you should also allow all mutations.
Stage 2: Killing
Wait for all countries to have at least 100 people infected.
Watch the world burn.
If at any point the cure reaches over 75% completion, evolve the next Genetic Shuffle ability.
This strategy works well on Mega-Brutal difficulty
- Choose Sympto-Stasis, Aquacyte, Catalytic Switch, Genetic Mimic, any environment gene. Start in Saudi Arabia
- Evolve Cysts, Abscesses, Rash, Sweating and Skin Lesions in any order.
- Evolve Coughing, Pneumonia, Sneezing, Hypersensitivity, Insomnia, Paranoia, Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhoea in any order.
- Evolve Air 1, Air 2, Water 1 and Water 2 in any order.
- Evolve Heat 1, Cold 1, Cold 2, Drug Resistance 1, Necrosis and Drug Resistance 2 in any order.
- When Greenland is infected, evolve Dysentery, Anaemia and any symptom that isn't too lethal.
- When greenland is nearly infected, evolve more lethal symptoms
- Evolve the genetic reshuffles.
- South Africa is good starting point. It has both a seaport and an airport. It will spread to other countries quickly. Also using insect and air as your primary transmissions is a good strategy there. Try to evolve the Insomnia symptom tree when you need to kill.
- Try Saudi Arabia; there is lots of traffic there and it is almost in the middle of the map. Use Air and Water transmissions to infect countries by air, and Madagascar, one of the hardest countries to infect, by sea. Also use insect transmissions and heat resistance to spread faster here.- 220.127.116.11
- Egypt's not a bad starting place. Urban, 2 seaports and an airport. Also, you can use Insect 1 and it spreads insanely with Air 1/Water 1. - 18.104.22.168
- Hey, try China. Well balanced climate there. - Thepeashooter100
- So is Madagascar!. (I recommend starting in poor countries because you won't have to get Drug Resistance 1, like Madagascar) - 22.214.171.124
- India is a very good starting point. - 126.96.36.199
- Remember, the larger the country, the more people that must be infected to have a chance of spreading to other countries. In my opinion, Saudi Arabia is best. - MLG.LOL
- ...Whenever the time comes to kill, Total Organ Failure and Immune Suppression are my favourites. They drop like flies. - 188.8.131.52
- If you don't have time and have been spotted but some countries (e.g. Greenland) are holding out on you, use the anemia/rash paths. This will increase infectivity more - Skin Lesions - and greatly increase lethality as well as corpse transmission; Necrosis, Internal Hemorrhaging, Hemorrhagic Shock. = Unknown User
- Alternatively, if the cure is bugging you, go for the left side of the symptoms tree to destroy research and begin rapid death: Insanity, Paralysis, Dysentery and Diarrhea. = Unknown User
- For a Brutal strategy, go here. Mega Brutal is here. These are links to external guides, so please thank them if it works for you! - Insertrandomnamehere
- When in doubt, start in Saudi Arabia. Boats go all over the place, and Planes go to every country with an airport. -
- Try starting in Greenland because if it closes its borders before you infect it it is almost impossible to get inside.-
- Try to start in China and get bird level 1 and 2 and wind level 1.
- No matter the mode, get Drug Resistance and Genetic Hardening ASAP, before any cure research takes place. Pair it with the Walking Dead Symptom Combo to buy yourself precious time to stop cure research giants like Canada and the elusive Greenland. If they wall up before infection, its game over.
- Staying under cover is always good. Also, what I do is select the DNA genes that are Genetic Code Darwinists and the one other that gives you extra DNA points when De-Evolving it's symptoms/transmissions/abilities. -User:THFPVG
- Also, keep in mind: The abilities are crucial to winning in a tough climate or country like the USA. -User:THFPVG
- Try not to fully upgrade the insomnia side. It stinks at killing people.-randomfandom
- Why always India? Are you guys like,racist to them? - 184.108.40.206
- It's not our fault they provide the perfect starting area! I mean, come on, they're rural, humid...all of the good conditions to target with a transmission. Insect, Water, Air, and Livestock. Spectacular. The best part? There's a BILLION of them in one country! 1/6th of the world's population! AND the country with the world's highest population (in the game at least) -Tjmachado