Thursday, June 14

How to Beat Plague Inc. Fungus Level

You've breezed through the first few levels but now you're stuck.  You keep waiting for the fungus to hit the last few island nations but before you know it, the damn scientists are dispatching the cure worldwide.  The fungus pathogen is arguably the most difficult to beat but I'll tell you how, step by step.

But first, where to start?  Most of the time I like to infect India first but for the fungus I prefer Madagascar, which will spread to either South Africa or Australia.

Wherever you choose to start, you'll probably want to switch the game to fast forward mode because you need to sit back and wait, silently as the fungus spreads.  You can access fast forward mode by clicking the down arrow underneath the date in the upper right hand corner of the game screen.

Keep collecting DNA points by popping the red and orange bubbles.

The fungus level on Plague Inc. is so challenging because it is difficult for the virus to survive long distances (such as air travel or sea travel).  Because of this you have to invest your DNA points in transmission.  Depending on which country you start with, begin spending points on bird or cattle transmission (level 1) but save up points so you can upgrade water transmission to level two.

About now you should be getting notifications that your fungus is mutating causing new symptoms.  In the past this was great news, a freebie but in fungus mode, symptoms are bad news.  As soon as a new symptom developed you need to devolve it.  To do this, click on the disease, then the symptoms tab, click on the brightly colored symbol and select devolve.  As an added bonus you'll get two DNA points.  We'll need those in a minute.

Because I'm impatient I like to upgrade both air and water transmission to level 2 and then upgrade to the bonus bioaerosol.  While expensive, this will maximize the likelihood of the fungus surviving oversea travel.  This is critical because it is the only way to infect the pesky areas like Greenland, Iceland and New Zealand.  As long as you keep devolving symptoms, the fungus won't be discovered.

You need to keep your eye on how the fungus is spreading in countries.  Again, Greenland and Iceland are notorious for having slow infection rates.  If you start killing people too fast, all the infected people will die and can't infect new people.

Keep being patient, keep devolving symptoms and tracking your infection spread and saving up DNA points.  I like to wait all the way until you receive the message "there are no more healthy people in the world".  Once you get that message, unleash hell.

To do so, I prefer the symptom tree: coughing - pneumonia - pulmonary edema - pulmonary fibrosis - total organ failure - coma.   For a full list of symptoms, their parent symptom and effects.  Check out the Plague Inc. Symptom Encyclopedia.

With two lethal symptoms - total organ failure and coma, the world will be rid of humans faster than you can imagine.

Congratulations.  You've beat the Plague Inc. fungus level. 


102 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great pointers on how to pass that damned Fungus level!

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  2. This worked perfectly. Took longer than I excepted but better than being suck. The rest were too simple after Fungus

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  3. I've been playing the Fungus level forever! Ah can't wait to actually beat it now!!

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  4. Good guide! Thanks! Let's see how it will go!

    (by the way, there's a typo in the first sentence, sorry!)

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  5. When do you start buying genetic reshuffling and hardening and medication resistance?

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    1. Upgrade medication as soon as possible (this will help with spreading your plague). Genetic reshuffling and hardening should be used to keep cure percent at or below 40%. First upgrade should be used at about 10%.

      This stategie (for the resistance and genetic) holds good for any one of the lvls

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    2. i followed the guide, and when my dna got close to 99 i started spending them, just save enough for the symptoms

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    3. There is no maximum amount of DNA you can collect, other than the stop that happens when you infect everyone. The red bar is full at 100 DNA points, but the number continues to climb, so don't worry about spending them :) You can continue to save.

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  6. Thank god for the help!

    Tried so many times and gort close but failed. Seems so simple now!!

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  7. Thanks for the help. Tried for hours before I found this.

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  8. Finally, after months stuck at this level I WON!!!
    Thanks for the tips

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    1. This is critical because it is the only way to infect the pesky areas like Greenland, Iceland and New Zealand Serophene . As long as you keep devolving symptoms, the fungus won't be discovered.

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  9. As an infectious disease epidemiologist, I have to take my hat off to you... Wonderful strategy.

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  10. Fungus is dead simple to win with the patho-statis gene.

    Greenland is a good place to start, but any will do.

    Start with 10x Spore Burst. They only cost 1 DNA each and will cause at lease one red bubble. Then take the remaining 3 spore abilities.

    Then proceed with anti medicine and cold or heat resistance.

    Then take Water and Air transmissions while devolving all symptoms.

    Get a few more transmissions, just save around 50 DNA points. When the world is all infected go for Total Organ Failure and possible Coma and some other hard to cure symthoms.

    The world will drop dead pretty quick. Use the DNA points from deaths for more deadly symptoms or the abilities to delay the cure.

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    1. for people using the free, unhacked version (without gene manipulations) this is unhelpful but thank you :) x

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    2. No, you do get the gene manipulations by playing the game for free.

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  11. Thanks spamd42. Your plan worked GREAT!!!

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  12. I get close...but then Greenland starts exacting infected people! I need to start in that god forsaken piece of ice! Your tips have helped me greatly though.

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  13. Yep, first time through trying this strategy the humans amped up their medical research and though I killed 6 billion, they killed my plague faster then I could kill them. Transmission + Antibiotic resistance and Genetic Reshuffle + Cold Resistance and ZERO on spore transmission and I got them all killed with only 35% cure research.

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  14. Honestly, this didn't work for me. I got close, but still couldn't infect everyone and they found a cure WAY before could get close to killing hardly anyone. I'm about to just put the game down. Out of the 40 or so times I've played, I've only won twice. It only seems to randomly let you win regardless of how you play. The game is a really cool concept but its way way too hard...

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    1. lol.. I laughed. I can win any time as a Bacteria or a Virus. I am having a hard time with the fungus type though.
      You have to try different strategies for each type of plague.

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    2. used spore burst until i had 12 countries infected for a quick start, then cold resistance, transmission, drug resistance.
      The key is to keep devolving symptoms...
      I had 100% of people infected, 0% cure research, 69 dna points. guess what happenend next? :)

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  15. Extreamly thank you for the tips I followed every single step exept when i had to evolve the simptoms I devolved all the Transmision's and WON. Again thank you

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  16. Good strategy. I used something similar to beat Fungus on on Brutal.

    I used the powerup that gives you bonus DNA from red bubbles. Started in Egypt. Immediately went for the first Spore Eruption right off the bat. Then upgraded air and water to level 2. After that I got cold resistance to level 2. Those are vital for the northern countries. Finally I got Bioaerosol. I didn't bother with devolving, but I didn't buy any new symptoms except for the ones that give infection bonuses.

    Once everyone was infected I went right for Total Organ Failure, and it was over in a few minutes.

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  17. I just passed the fungus level today (first try). I only just read through this page just now, I pretty much used the same technique! Only I started in Japan hoping it would spread from all the flights going out from it. Ended up having to release spores and adapt it to the cold to get it to infect greenland

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  18. nice tips althought there is another way to infect those islands, use spore explosion special when you have most of the world covered and this gets them without the need of planes/boats.

    The only problem i find with this game is i could be infecting 2-8 million people a day and only recieving 1 dna point per fortnight/month and end up getting cured way before i have enough dna for pulmonary edema/pulmonary fibrosis its highly irritating watching the dna and cure go up at a ratio of 1:15/20 even with full points in cure prevention

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  19. I don't know if it will help anyone but helped me a lot, I was patient had every country infected but New Zealand, used a spore burst for that one. Once their was no healthy people left in the world I devolved all my transmission traits to get the DNA for defense and to get more symptoms. Hope this helps.

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  20. Thanks a million, I was trying like 20 different ways to bit this level.. This was my last idea, to sit and wait, but I didnt think of devolving the symptoms;) Thanks!

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  21. I spread my fungus infection while devolving symptoms and the world still started the cure. They start curing the disease regardless of lethality or severity. Maybe my game is win-resistant??

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    1. dont use symptoms. devolve them as soon as they auto-evolve. the longer it stays hidden the more people are unknowingly infected and are likely to be killed in the end. go for drug resistance 1 &2. then bird and livestock. then air and water. heat and cold. dont waste points on spores until the very end when theres one maybe 2 countries left to go. wait until it says there are no healthy people left in the world. up your game by saving dna points for upping the genetic hardening once discovered by adding symptoms. and watch as your black little heart flickers with glee

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    2. when finally adding symptoms begin with rash then insomnia.

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  23. I feel like this is not the most effective way. If you get the rash symptom it helps spread (Fungus is a skin disease, so this symptom tree is the best). This article leads to the idea that cure research doesn't start til people die. but that's not true. And worried about people dying before they infect others? Get the symptom on the right side that makes corroding bodies infect others. :D Just my advice.

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    1. Actually...most of the nasty mycopathologies are respiratory and then go systemic. Such as our friend Invasive Aspergillosis (~70% fatality rate WITH treatment if it does go systemic but typically presents in immunocompromised pts.). Just saying....God I love this game :D

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  24. Also, you don't use spore explosions at all? Does he even know about them?

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  26. Everything listed here, I already knew. Pretty obvious strategies. My only question is this: is there any way to get greenland fully infected other than sitting here devolving symptoms for 3 damn hours?

    This isn't hard. It's stupidly boring to sit here for hours clicking red and orange bubbles all day; doing the same thing over and over again while i just wait.

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    1. Build up cold resistance, it speeds up the infections process in Greenland and Iceland.

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  27. managed to infect the whole world without them noticing by this method then it leapt to like 65% before I got them all killed off, was tense!!

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  28. I am an extreme Gamer and have never given up before. But this Damn Fungus bought me to my knees. I had people at my job wondering why I've been so obsessed with FUNGUS for the past 3 months. It's almost impossible. THANK YOU !!!! With the advice in this forum, I FINALLY BEAT FUNGUS !!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH what a freakin battle !!!!!!

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  29. I found the best way is to just infect the world first and then unleash hell. I put points into lvl 1 heat and cold air and bird, and the pills one. whenever I got a free mutation I devolved it right away until I infected the world then did the total organ fail and coma. It takes a little longer but this way you dont have to race against the cure at all until you are ready at the end. Also doing it this way I had about 95 DNA to do my symptoms when I was ready to kill all humans

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  30. Got everyone infected ... but your game is ridiculously stingy with Dna pts on fungus level. So I couldn't kill anywhere near fast to beat the cure which developed from 0 to 65 over about ten minutes while I got 2 DNA points. Just stupid. Think I'm done with this game now. Shame, too, since the other Sims were fun. Fungus is unbalanced and unduly frustrating.

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  31. iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S. there is a big difference when playing fungus level. With all settings been the same, the app for galaxy ends up with over 90 DNA points more than the iPhone. (while playing with everything been equal) which makes it hard to kill everyone on the iPhone. Why is there a difference ?? We have done many test on this level with the same outcome.

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    1. I'm having a hard time with this fungus level via Android. I can't alter the dna genes before game unless I pay to unlock these perks, although it says I've earned them by defeating man via virus and bacteria. I don't notice a surplus in dna points through Android. I kill more than the Spanish flu, and then the cure is finalized. Thought about trying to quickly kill the countries who are working on a cure, but again, takes dna, and there's just not enough.

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    2. Well, Miniclip is an asshole, and made the port to Android so that you have to pay for the genes. In the original, made by Ndemic, it's 100% free, and you can even unlock the cheats by beating everything on Brutal. I used this and now I'm like spamming the Unlimited DNA Points. OP much?

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  32. Thanks for the tips! Very helping! Finally i can move on to the next level and say bbye to this godforsaken fungus!

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  33. How do you get the total organ failure symptom?

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    1. Total Organ Failure occurs when one of the top symptom trees meets a bottom on in the middle of the screen. For example evolving Cysts and Nausea to the middle will open the option for Total Organ Failure.

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  34. Once the world is infected, try devolving ALL of your Transmission traits. Especially with the "Ionised Helix" Genetic code modification unlocked. At four DNA points apiece, you will easily have enough points for just about anything you want.

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  35. woow its work finally i win with fungus thanks thanks

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  36. Very nice game, although it has some flaws...
    a mutated strain of a plague would actually have to infect the world again or at least the mutation does not happen everywhere at once, but that would be too much realism.

    Still in regard to the fungus, it's a little unrealistic that the desease doesnt get spotted even without having symptomes. Where is the funguses reservoir? blood? skin? lung? liver? it has to be somewhere and therefore it can be spotted.

    This "infect everyone and then get severe"-strategy is way too easy. You could pretty much wait forever to infect everone. Probably its even possible without going heavy on transmission just using a few spore explosions and the right starting point.

    Some final words:
    I almost beat the fungus level with a normal strategy. I had all countries but not all inhabitants infected. It was really close with the cure, it was actually at 100% 2 times, but i could twice barely get the next DNA shuffling or hard to cure symptome. Finally I ended up with only one country alive (Botswana!), but then the deaths were too fast to infect more people. And even after "devolution" of some lethal symptomes and a quite good balance of deaths to new infections for some time I ended up with 25000!!! survivors.
    I really dont understand the mechanic behind it, because after devolution of the more severe symptomes I had 95 or so infectivity and maybe around 20 lethality.
    Is the time of being infected taken into account here or not? Because someone who got just recently infected, will not directly die the next day or just with a very low probability.

    OK enough for now

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  37. Been trying this. I'm finding the DNA points aren't adding up to enough for the symptoms at the end to kill everyone. Are you using the spore eruptions?

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  38. Wow... this actually worked. I have tried this technique before but it never worked. What made it work was when everyone was infected the symptoms made it work. Cant wait to try the other disease types. Oh and if any one wants to know before hand,you need 120 Dna points to buy the symptoms... with some additional ones.

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  39. Well done dude! I was working along similar lines but I wasn't devolving the symptoms. Silly old me!

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  40. Stuck! Everything 100% infected except new Zealand only at 3%, how do I speed up infection?

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  41. Actually there is a glitch with the fungus. You need the pathostatis gene (Ability costs don't increase). Then you go to evolve the Spore Bust for 1 DNA. If you deevolve it you get 2 DNA back and since the Reevolution cost doesn't increase you can slowly but steadily generate DNA by simply evolving and deevolving.
    I bet fungus in ~250 days and didn't really went for the fastes way...
    Even on Brutal difficulty it shouldn't be too hard with this glitch

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  42. Right now I have 6,199,501,171 infected and it still hasn't been spotted. Every country has bee infected. But new infections are happening at about a couple of dozen at a time and I have it on fast forward.

    I'm on the Brutal level. I've played it before with this strategy and won. This could still go either way.

    Damn, it was just spotted.

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  43. ere is the strategy for fungus on Normal difficulty
    Start in Iceland
    Upgrade the air and water twice
    Upgrade Heat twice and Cold once
    Upgrade drug resistance 1
    Sell any mutations for DNA points
    Once the entire world is infected buy total organ failure symptom which starts with coughing
    Upgrade more drug resistance to slow down the cure if you have any DNA left :)

    I finished the game at 51% cure level

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  44. What do you do when infection rates slow to a crawl? I've had this happen twicez, once on bio and once on fungus. I've tried usinng spore burst and adding more transportation but the numbers don't budge. Both time it happened I was past 6 billion infected as all countries. At this rate it will take hours to finish -- and that's on fast

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    1. It's doing it again. Right after it hits 6, 233, 500, 000 or so it slows right down. This is really beginning to piss me off. :-)

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    2. Once they get militarized, you have a hugely hard time infecting new countries. Infection across countries tends to net 1-9+ people in the new area. If you get less than 8-9, they are killed before it spreads usually. This isn't due to "lethality", it seems like, but "armed response". Brutal and a militarized response (any of the "armed patrols", "citizens have AK47s", etc.) mean you're pretty much lost.

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  45. thanks for the idea..i have played that level more than 20 times but always being defeated

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  46. Easiest way to beat fungus/brutal:
    Get "auto-pop orange/red bubbles", "ability costs don't increase", and "mutate transmissions" upgrades. Turn off auto-pause. Start in New Zealand and let the game sit there on fast forward for an hour or two. New Zealand/Fungus will sit indefinitely without meaningful growth, until you buy drug resistance. This should net you 200+ DNA.

    You should have a few transmissions mutated. Buy Air 1/2, Water 1/2, and Extreme Bioaerosol. I like to get Extreme Zoological, but insect 1/2 or whatever else you like transmission wise works after air/water. Also get drug resistance 1. Now it should start actually growing (still slowly-ish).

    Once it gets to about 25% of New Zealand, start spore bursting. Since ability costs don't increase, buy one set of spore bursts up to the spore explosion. This should net you DNA rather than wasting it (total cost 8 or 9, with auto-popping bubbles for about 12-20). This should start your plague in gear. Evolve Sneezing if not already evolved. Devolve all other symptoms. If any mutate before you're ready, devolve them again. This will allow you to infect without detection for the most part. When you have points, get Cold Resistance 1 and Heat Resistance 1. If you have plenty, get Cold Resistance 2 and/or Drug Resistance 2. Let it infect a bunch of countries.

    When you have some 10-12 countries left, grab the other set of spore bursts and explosion. Get spore hardening if you want. This should infect everything else. Let it percolate until everyone's infected or they randomly discover it. You should likely have some 100+ DNA now. Get Immune Suppression, Coma, Skin Lesions, and Necrosis/Organ Failure. Watch virtual people die.

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  47. Just to be clear, there is a way to beat fungus on Normal without buying any extra genes? Cuz I'm still sucking it up and can't win, even though infecting everybody without detection is working. I feel it's because I'm not accumulating enough DNA points. I just want to make sure it's possible...

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  48. @Ivy, yes that is possible, but it will take some time. I started from China and just waited and devolved the mutated symptoms. When China was 100% infected, +1 to hot and cold resistance and meds, +1 to air and water. Then wait and wait and wait, and keep devolving symptoms as quick as you can. It took me 8 years totally. When all the people are infected, release the hell by total organ failure and coma, and use DNA points from deaths to slow down the cure. Key is patience, and not letting them discover you --> be quick with devolving symptoms. I used spores only for infecting four last countries, otherwise I just waited. It works but it's SLOW.

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  49. Trying out fungus on brutal with no cheats... Any suggestions???

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  50. I've infected 99% of the people, it's showing that there are no healthy people on the graph, but I still haven't gotten the message that there are no healthy people left. It's been almost 10 years, too. It's still undiscovered, and I'm popping DNA bubbles and devolving symptoms, but when should I start the lethality phase? I've got over 200 DNA points as well. Should I start now, or wait some more?

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  51. Thank you SO much for this. The only problem I would have to say is that I had every country infected, but the process was taking to long. I have to do Cold 1 and Cold 2 in order for Canada to be infected. The process I did, since I have the full version and I have genes was that I put on: Catalytic Switch (which you get DNA points for blue, cure bubbles), Aerocyte (increase chance if plague spreading by air), Sympto-Stasis (symptom costs don't increase, but easier to cure. Doesn't really matter if you use all the symptoms and they die easily) , Darwinist (increase chances of plague mutating), and Extremophile (give your plague a minor bonus in all environments).

    After all of this, I used my DNA points on Livestock I, Birds I, and Water I & II. Then I waited and used my DNA points on Air I & II, Bioaerosol, Insect I, Birds II, and Rats I. Then every country was infected, but then it took forever for the colder countries to get infected completely, so I used points for Cold I & II and then everyone was infected. I used the symptom tree that you stated above and then I was done. Thanks for this. I finally won. I never thought that using symptoms was the reason why I was losing.

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  52. HALP IM STUCK CUZ CANADA ISNT SPREADING QUICK

    Any tips pls

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  53. My own plan for beating Brutal Level with Fungus
    Fungus plagues spread so slowly, that you have to be extremely tactical and patient, unlike some of the other plagues where you can just pump up the symptoms and watch everyone die.

    • Gen Setup
    DNA Gene - Metabolic Jump (Bonus DNA from red bio-hazard bubbles, this one is important and is a great combo with the Spore abilities that the Fungus plague type has)
    Travel Gene - Aquacyte (Increases chance of plague spreading by Sea, this guide is written for using water so if you use Aerocyte or Teracyte instead then you’ll also want to substitute the primary transmissions you use as well)
    Evolution Gene - Patho-Stasis (Abilities don’t increase in cost but your plague is easier to cure, this one is important for this strategy)
    Mutation Gene - Genetic Mimic (Slows down cure research, this is important and balances out Patho-Stasis)
    Environment Gene - Extremophile (Minor bonus to all environments, if you don’t have this use any other you have unlocked)
    • Start in China (China – An urban country. Typically has a balanced climate.)
    • Transmissions: Water 1 & 2
    • Transmissions: Air 1 & 2
    • Upgrade to the bonus bio aerosol. Use it
    • Maximize the likelihood of the fungus surviving oversea travel.
    This is critical because it is the only way to infect the pesky areas like Greenland, Iceland and New Zealand.
    • No animal transmission, no free evolution.
    • Abilities: Your abilities are cheap with the Pathos-Stasis gene, so after you’ve purchased your three symptoms, purchase all Spore Bursts and one Spore Eruption to infect a bunch of countries right off the bat, but leave the final two Spore abilities for the end
    • Symptoms: Keep devolving any mutated symptoms immediately
    As long as you keep devolving symptoms, the fungus won't be discovered.
    Tips: I mean once the notification pops up that a symptom has mutated do not close the notification first, go immediately to the symptoms list and devolve it, or risk your plague being noticed before you even get a chance to react.

    • Abilities: Drug Resistance 1, 2 , Cold 1, Heat 1,Genetic Hardening 1.
    • Try to hit 100 DNA Point! As long as you keep devolving symptoms, the fungus won't be discovered.
    Showing all is affected. Then is our show time!
    • Symptoms: Cysts, Hyper Sensitivity, Paralysis, Coma, and Total Organ Failure
    The cure will start to rise quickly, but don’t panic.. You’ll be racking up points quickly as well
    Start with Cysts: Transmission; [unlock] Abscesses, Hyper Sensitivity

    Proceed to finish up on them using Anemia for evolution!
    Symptoms: Anemia, Hemophilia, Internal Hemorrhaging, Hemorrhagic Shock, and Necrosis.
    Start with Anemia: Lethality; [unlock] Hemophilia
    Hemophilia: Transmission; [unlock] Internal Hemorrhaging, Tumors
    Internal Hemorrhaging: Lethality; [unlock] Hemophilia, Hemorrhagic Shock, Tumors
    Hemorrhagic Shock: Lethality; [unlock] Internal Hemorrhaging, Necrosis

    Abilities: Genetic Hardening 2, Genetic Reshuffle 1, 2, & 3 once the cure starts to build.

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  54. Just beat normal fungus. Started out putting all DNA into the first spore burst, then got air/water 1, cold/heat 1. Waited for DNA to build a bit and got bird 1, skeeters 1 and livestock one and waited.

    Took about 1.5 years game time (free version no FF) and finally everyone was sick. Dropped all transmissions and spore burst, got DR 1, hardening 1 and reshuffle 1, then bought down to TOF.

    I got concerned because the cure was going up pretty fast, then i spent the remaining points i had to get insanity and it the cure basically froze at 70% and didn't move for the rest of the game.

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  55. Thank you! Took plenty of months to finish this. Everything was fast but the slowest part was Canada. Canada was the last place to infect. But still, thank u.

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  56. Finally! Impatience aside, I'd manage to infect the whole planet but the combination of symptoms I added after always got cured in the end. This one worked beautifully! So happy to finally be done with fungus and moving on! Thank you!

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  57. Thank you!!! This was super slow on Android but I finally beat the level

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  58. This was really helpful. Thank you! I finally could managed to wipe out the whole world!

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  59. Just do exactly what this man says and you will succeed everytime!

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    1. This doesn't work on the free Android version. Miniclip seems to have programmed a glitch on the free one so you don't accumulate DNA after you infect everyone. You can't buy enough resistance and symptoms to kill people fast enough to beat the cure.

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  60. By mid 2016 I had everyone in my grasp and now poor humans are waiting for the fallout :) Which mutations would you suggest to reach its max lethality? I am a fungus with 131dna points Btw.

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  61. This is so annoying...Been stuck on fungus for a good month now and i followed the instructions but to no avail... DNA points dont come quick enough to purchase organ failure and coma quick enough so they developed the cure!!! everyone was infected but couldnt kill fast enough due to having to devolve the symptoms...

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  62. I cannot agree, fungus is a very simple plague to wield, though time consuming and requires proper resource management..
    As I did it:1. started at a heavily populated area "i preferred central Africa".
    2. Focus on spread BUT without symptoms " do not mutatedevolve any symptoms and devolve any spontaneous mutations = extra dna points", incubation time is critical, be careful using your spore bursts and do make it impregnable against antibiotics.
    3 . Not before long, you'll see that almost the entire planet is infected, Greenland and Iceland might cause some difficulty unless you have improved the cold temp resistance, if needed use spore bursts.
    4 . the whole population is infected, by now you should have about 100 - 120 dna points, mutate the fungi to be super lethal "use the meeters". After a few minutes the place will be clean :-).

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    1. I sure hope my fungus is immune to antibiotics cause if it isn't there are major problems.

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  63. Thanks I have been stuck on fungus for 2 weeks.....you tips helped....finally got past it

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  64. Thanks SO much been stuck on this forever!!!

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  65. Thanks for the tips, but I did this exact walk-through with the free Android version twice, and the DNA inflow stopped dead after I started to "unleash hell".
    Due to this, I couldn't buy enough resistance to the cure; however, I also noticed that the price of symptoms and resistance goes UP the more people you kill.
    Since mine is the free version, you can't fast forward so it took me about an hour or so and it just wasn't killing fast enough even though I'd bought lethal symptoms.

    If anyone has gotten past the Free Android version, please share because I'm beginning to think that the free version on Fungus has a glitch that makes it impossible to beat. The game is engaging, but sucks because of this, and seriously just wants to make me uninstall and not even bother buying the free one.

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    1. In case you or anyone has any interest in this anymore: Free (no genes) Fungus game, Normal difficulty (if you meant Brutal, then nevermind). I had the same problem you had the first few times.

      0: Don't devolve symptoms.

      1: I started in China. I spored once. And I restarted the game a few times to get a spore that was a fair distance away. I settled for Middle East.

      2: heat 1, sheep 1, insect 1 (You might modify this step depending on where you spore)

      3: bird 1/2 and water 1/2

      4: Watch cure; get hardening 1/2 before it hits 10%. Hardening slows cure; that means it multiplies remaining time. Get it EARLY.

      5: cold 1, drug 1, rodent 1, and pneumonia--you need scandinavia, because one of those 3 countries (can't tell which) seems to be the ONLY port that goes to greenland.

      6: Here's where things start to get less formulaic. Depending on where you're struggling, pick any number of these options (but be sure to save up *AT LEAST* 50 DNA, preferably more like 80):
      rodent 2, drug 2, hyper sensitivity for North America or Europe
      air 1, blood 1 for Africa
      insect 2, heat 2 for South America or a stubborn island

      7: As the healthy country list dwindles, depending on how lethal you already are and how much you have saved, once you get down to 1-4 healthy countries (and only if they're all islands, like Greenland or New Zealand), pop spore a couple times to hit the last few. If you have 80+ points and a couple lethal symptoms, you can spore the last 3 or 4. If you've only got 50 points and no lethal symptoms yet, try to hold out until there's only 1 or 2 left.

      8: Endgame. Watch the least infected countries, see if any of them are really slow catching. If so, grab another transmission or ability to help them catch up. Finally, once every country has a good-size pool of infected, "devolve" your spore evolutions, as well as any transmissions that you don't need to keep your smallest infected pools ahead of their respective casualty counts (same for cold, heat and drug under abilities), and buy the biggest, baddest lethality you can get--total organ failure, if you can swing it.

      As the uninfected dwindle, finish selling off the transmissions and heat/cold/drug abilities, as well as any low-tier symptoms that don't slow cure and aren't supporting higher-tier symptoms, buy one last cheap lethality, and wait.

      If you did your job, you should be killing >10 mil/sec, and you should start getting some bonus DNA for it around 1 bil deaths. If the cure is inching toward the finish line, now's the time to buy a reshuffle--that'll knock it down about 8%. If it isn't, well, just buy more lethality to speed things up and increase your score.

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  66. I can't even get it to leave madagascar with this walkthrough!!

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  67. Worked perfectly. Took forever to get off Madagascar but eventually did. Total time was over 7yrs

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  68. fungus on brutal is easy, cause you have genes unlocked. chose 'ability cost don't increase' and 8 starting DNA points. invest in 1 point infestation of another country, and you'll get that point back. buy all country infestations and infection generator.

    afterward, do as you like, pretty much you won the game for sure

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  69. please make a walkthrough for brutal! it i s killling meeeee!!!!!

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  70. I do this without letting symptoms mutate/buying symptoms but its still noticed!

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  72. It worked very well.
    Important things to remember:
    1. Devolve all symptoms immediately. When you have a large no of infected, even a weak symptom can kill enough or is severe enough to draw you unwanted attention. If you really focus on your screen, you should not have any deaths at all. And they won't look for cure. If you did this right, it is almost guaranteed that you will beat this level.
    2.Upgrade water and air x 2, then bioaerosol. Don't forget bird and livestock. They will give you mutation which you can devolve from to earn points.
    3. Reserve Spore Burst for last few places you find it difficult to infect.
    4. Pay attention to area where infection spread slow. In my play, it took me 15 minutes to get France from 1 to 17. Once i got antibiotics resistance. It went down so quickly.
    5. When you infect every one on earth, unleash the hell. I have 124 points before i started upgrading symptoms.

    The key is patience. It will save you lots of points.

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  73. Africa was giving me a little trouble....

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