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Sunday 1 November 2015
Walkthrough - How I beat Parasite on Mega Brutal - Plague Inc
For Plague Inc addicts only (ie, nothing to do with the usual stuff on my blog!)
I've beat Parasite on Mega Brutal three
times using this route, twice with loads of room to spare!
Android only, on my tablet - I don't know if it works on Xbox One or any other device. (Note: April 16: someone has just told me that it works on iPhone too, though they had to get Coma and Paralysis at the end to stop the cure getting to 100%).
For other walkthroughs, click PLAGUE INC MEGA BRUTAL WALKTHROUGHS at the end of this blog post.
Modify with these
Genes: Cytochrome Surge
Genes: Genetic Mimic
Start the plague in
Get Symbiosis 1
I've found that the trick
with Parasite is to get it spread round fast, before you do anything else....
.... so get Air 1
and 2, and Water 1 and 2 first.
Next, get Drug
Resistance (DR) 1, because it might already be in countries with good medical
Then get Symbiosis 2
If you get any
random symptoms mutating, devolve them immediately, so as not to draw attention
to the plague.
Cold Resistance (CR)
Around now there
should be signs of the cure being about to start - the notification that the
plague is more infectious than HIV is the sign that this is about to happen.
You need to make
sure you have 7 points in the bank for Genetic Hardening(GH) 1 for when this
happens - get it AS SOON AS some country starts looking into it!
Evolve Coughing and
Now that it's been
discovered, if any other symptoms mutate of their own accord, you might as well
leave them, but have a look first to see if devolving them will give you a
You should get GH 2
as quickly as you can; both GH slow the cure pace down A LOT.
Now it's just a
matter of waiting until the whole world is infected.
Do not slow the cure
with any Genetic Reshuffles (GRes) until it is over 60%. It goes back by a larger percentage if you
wait until then, but sometimes only by 1% if you do it too early. Also, you will need your points to kill
One time, it mutated
Pulmonary Fibrosis of its own accord; if it doesn't, you should get this now.
Do not be tempted by
Total Organ Failure (TOF) until the whole world is infected, as it kills them
off very quickly and will leave no-one to infect the healthy.
As soon as the whole
world is infected, devolveAir 1 and 2, then CR 1 and 2. This will give you 6 DNA points back.
The last time I
played using this method, the cure was only at 18% by the time the whole world
was infected, and I had 50% DNA points - I only needed 9 more for TOF!
Get TOF as soon as
This is what
happened to me next:
After TOF started
killing everyone, I got enough points for GRes 1 when the cure was at 61%, and
it took it back to 57%.
After that, the DNA
points were coming so thick and fast that getting GRes 2 and 3 was easy. When I killed off the whole world, the cure
was only at 68%. Finished on 11960
I've played it a couple of times using this method and got beaten; it all depends which countries get infected when. Try it a few times!