How to Beat Plague Inc. Fungus on Normal

Updated on April 12, 2016

A Walkthrough of Plague Inc. Fungus on Normal

Warning: Fungus is by far the longest game level you will play on Plague Inc. It's not the hardest, but it is a long, drawn-out process.

I have reworked my tutorial for this to make it as fast as possible. Follow my directions carefully and you will succeed. There are a few things you need to know before we get started, though:

  • At the end, when everyone is infected, it may not say, "Everyone is infected." You may have to check. All the countries will be red, but it may not pop up the message until after you start killing everyone. So, don't freak out.
  • Secondly, once everyone or all the countries and people are infected, devolve the points you put in during the tutorial one by one. Work backwards to devolve them. I cannot stress that enough. Folks who follow the tutorial still lose because they missed that point.
  • Thirdly, I need your feedback. Fungus kind of burned me out on tutorials. I have beat the game and I do have strategies, but I need your help. Tell me in the comments section which level you need a tutorial for and I will do my best to post one. Follow me for more.
  • Lastly, I recommend you buy the game. It's a couple of dollars, but it will speed the game up by at least 50%, and the ads disappear. It's the single best decision I have made.

Let's get started.

  1. Start in India.
  2. Devolve all symptoms/mutations until everyone is infected.
  3. Build your DNA points to 66. This may take a while, but you will not regret doing so.
  4. Put the 66 points into:
    Air 1
    Air 2
    Water 1
    Water 2
    Extreme Bioaresol
  5. Build your DNA points to 33
  6. Put the 33 points into:
    Drug Resistance 1
    Cold Resistance 1
    Cold Resistance 2
  7. Build your DNA Points to 75
  8. Put the 75 points into:
    Heat Resistance 1
    Heat Resistance 2
    Environmental Hardening
  9. Build your points—you will end up at 70-80 DNA points
  10. Note: At this point, the last country may take a while to infect. You'll have the option of using a spore burst. This will infect the last country. Do so if you cannot wait.
  11. Once all the countries are red, check to make sure everyone is infected.
  12. One by one, work backward to devolve your abilities and transmissions.
  13. Allow mutations; stop devolving them.
  14. Work to Total Organ Failure. In this test, I went:
    Coughing
    Sneezing
    Immune Suppression
    Total Organ Failure
  15. (Optional) You have waited long enough, spend the rest of your points as you see fit.

Video (Different from My Tutorial): Plague Inc. Evolved Fungus Normal Walkthrough

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        skeltal 

        44 hours ago

        1663 days and 6880 points but 47%cure progress

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        Ivan 

        11 days ago

        Worked very well. Forgot to devolve the symptoms and had to spend some points on a genetic reshuffle because of this. New Zealand wasn’t infectimg fast enough so I added rats which did the trick. All in all a great walkthrough.

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        Shade 

        11 days ago

        @Sam You know this is a fungus walkthrough right? You get points for devolving.

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        Donovan 

        11 days ago

        Followed it to a t and won thank u man

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        Shadow 

        12 days ago

        Guys, I'll answer the complaints in these comments

        You need to devolve your symptoms or else you will get noticed, getting symptoms will increase chance of severity therefore increased chance of you getting noticed.

        The reason most of you failed is that you didn't infect everybody, you need everybody to be infected otherwise when you kill people, not everybody is infected so nobody dies. This is why most people lost in this game.

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        anon 

        2 weeks ago

        1586 days and 47% cure

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        Sam 

        2 weeks ago

        I didn't devolve any of the transmissions or abilities... i didnt see the point in that? And i won after getting deadly symptoms after i infected everyone. And with spare points from not devolving anything i was able to do more fatal symptoms than you did. And it killed them faster. The cure was only at 50%. Was there a purpose for devolving that i can't see?

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        anonymous 

        3 weeks ago

        Oof , it works! in fact i had 30 extra points at the end.

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        Xavier 

        5 weeks ago

        Everyone was infected, about an hour of waiting for that, and when I upgraded the symptoms, 95% of the population was healthy again out of nowhere...

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        Thenobleshrimp 

        6 weeks ago

        It worked! Only one so far I have found that does! Internet toxicity has killed humanity!

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        Lucy 

        8 weeks ago

        This was great! Thank you so much! :D

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        Anthony 

        8 weeks ago

        Doesnt work, the cure got faster

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        Mike 

        2 months ago

        Not enough points at the end

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        Lori 

        2 months ago

        I FOLLOWED EVERY STEP EXACTLY AND THEY ALWAYS CURE IT BEFORE THE LAST COUNTRY IS INFECTED I CAN'TTTTTTT

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        Someone 

        3 months ago

        Thank you! This is very helpful!

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        DR 

        3 months ago

        Thank you! I have gotten very close repeatedly and it'd gotten to where was more annoying than fun! Now I can move on!

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        CHICKENS!!! 

        3 months ago

        it worked perfectly. I could not do it without the tips thanks.

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        mypalcal 

        3 months ago

        THANK YOU!!!!!

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        Funguy 

        3 months ago

        Worked like a charm!

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        Bren 

        3 months ago

        It costs dna point to disolve stuff so cant make points up

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        REC 

        3 months ago

        Awesome! Worked perfectly. Thank you!! I was really stuck.

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        aaaaaaaaaaaaa 

        3 months ago

        for whatever reason i named my fungus poop go boom, but what supposed to happen is that whenever you do go poop, your feces will literally explode, it wont harm you but if the poop touches your skin the fungus itself will go inside, (and kill you.)

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        Corvus88 

        4 months ago

        Perfectionist 37% Human extension

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        Ya boii 

        4 months ago

        This is really great. Some of these also work on brutal so u can get cheats! Maybe put some instuctions for the scenarios?

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        Mike 

        4 months ago

        It didn’t work because I did everything that it said and by the time that every one was infected I was not able to get anymore points and my fungus was eradicated

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        JamieBoi 

        4 months ago

        By ‘everyone’ do you mean India or the world?

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        BlazingBlace 

        4 months ago

        oh my GOD greenland was so annoying. JUST when greenland was infected, i instantly evolved total organ failure, but right at that moment, my fungus was eradicated.

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        Kim 

        4 months ago

        Worked perfectly, Thx

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        JustJenn142 

        4 months ago

        Worked like a charm! Long game but it works!

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        Tigrias 

        4 months ago

        Doesn’t work

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        Dax 

        4 months ago

        It didn't work for the first 2 times but im trying it again

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        JR1911 

        4 months ago

        Thanks for the guide, it worked flawlessly on the first attempt :). I had been struggling to get a fungal victory.

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        goober 

        4 months ago

        keep in mind there are random events that can help or hurt your virus progress. for each virus there is more than 1 way to kill and sometimes the events stop you. luck is involved

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        Brian 

        4 months ago

        This is awesome!

        It perfectly work for me.

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        Lucas 

        5 months ago

        Didn't work for me. :(

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        Ayayayayay 

        5 months ago

        I don't even remember that you can devolve your symptoms... No wonder it get detected so quickly.. Great Walkthrough!

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        Paul 

        5 months ago

        Awesome walkthrough!! Nothing to Change, nothing to add, worked like a charm!!!

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        woogi 

        5 months ago

        so easy once you understand it.. damn it.. I pulled all nighter to do this alone..

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        Saugat shakya 

        6 months ago

        Takes a lot of patience but works

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        Marcus T Caine 

        6 months ago from United States of America

        This worked pretty well for me. I did air and water to the max, along with bird II, livestock II, mosquito I, and needles II to increase rate of mutation.

        I also started in India

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        Kurohyou 

        6 months ago

        Worked perfectly, didn’t have to evolve past the 2nd stage of the elements and transmissions, was able to beat it in 1257 days

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        HighVolter 

        7 months ago

        Thanks, this worked perfectly. Finally beat the stupid fungus stage on normal. :)

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        anon 

        7 months ago

        @bad at plague inc Are you sure you aren't playing on the virus mode and not fungus?

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        bad at plague inc 

        7 months ago

        am i the only one that has to pay dna points to devolve?

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        anonymous 

        7 months ago

        what do u mean by 'everyone' in step 2

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        SpookyPLAGUE 

        8 months ago

        I have been defeated because of the freakin' CANADA still has more heathy PEOPLE :(((

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        Anonymous 

        8 months ago

        The cure doesn't start until they notice you. If you slip up and don't devolve one of the symptoms that randomly mutates, then they will discover you and start to cure you. If you wait until every last human is infected before you develop symptoms, and then start with the symptoms he instructed, you will have a quarter of the world dead before they even start the cure. They will work on the cure fast BUT as long as you've given them pretty severe and difficult symptoms (coma, paralysis, seizures, tumors are what I went with) along with the total organ failure that he recommended then they shouldn't get past 50%.

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        bro 

        8 months ago

        fun fact this works on brutal too, although they completed the cure but then a genetic reshuffle set them back and i infected everyone with necrosis and killed them all

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        Ace203 

        8 months ago

        Worked for me just fine 1577 days and 41% cure. I paused the game and began de-evoling one by one but I realized i was about to hit the 100 DNA Point cap and lose points if i continued de evolving. I just spent the point toward total organ failure and made sure I purchased Anemia with insomnia to help reduce research capabilities. once i bought those (still paused) I de evolved the rest..with extra points i had i purchased anything else that would increase fatality and complicate cure potential.

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        Treestone32 

        8 months ago

        Riots started and then cure research started randomly and when they found out me the cure was already 97% done

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        Treestone32 

        8 months ago

        Riots started and then cure research started randomly and when they found out me the cure was already 97% gone

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        DavidSitorus 

        8 months ago

        Wow Thx dude , i complete it 1326 days , 59% cure , thx a lot dude , finally

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        Double Whammy 

        8 months ago

        Can you still upgrade things in step 2? Please respond!!

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        VenomGhostrider's VenomWare 

        8 months ago

        Got being cured for 60% so I get 2 of 5 Stars of it, But it works fine to unlock the Parasite Plague.

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        Anita 

        8 months ago

        It worked until I started killing people

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        Natasha 

        9 months ago

        Thank you for this!!

        I did not devolve drug resistance, but followed everything else to a tee.

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        Rachel 

        9 months ago

        I had some issue with the cure being developed too quickly, so with the extra points I usually work towards coma and insanity, and both worked very well in this case both slowing the cure and killing faster.

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        Sad 

        9 months ago

        It was 1880 days, it didn't work

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        gunny 

        9 months ago

        worked great

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        Sukluna 

        10 months ago

        Worked, thanks :D

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        chris 

        10 months ago

        I tried it 2 times exactly how you said and it didn't work

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        aakash 

        10 months ago

        worked perfectly. when symptoms are not evolved, disease does not get spotted. so till everyone is infected, we can just wait and then use necrosis and organ failure to eradicate humanity

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        Shennae 

        10 months ago

        Cure stopped around 68% for me, sucked in!

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        LilySavage4 

        10 months ago

        Perfect!

        Cure only got to 39% and i wiped out the world in 1748 days.

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        Britney 

        10 months ago

        Worked perfectly for me. Cure stopped at 71%. I recommend to not devolve the Drug Resistance 1 ability - devolve everything else. Once you've evolved the symptoms as the walkthrough suggests (Coughing, Sneezing, Immune Suppression, Total Organ Failure), spend the remaining points on Drug Resistance, Gene Reshuffling, and Genetic Hardening as you see fit. This will help slow the cure. When I did this, it worked - I just spent the rest of points for the remainder of the scenario on those abilities.

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        Zyxon 

        10 months ago

        It works,cure at 46%

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        Pinestorm2436 

        10 months ago

        I freaking love you. I have infected everyone and killed nearly 1 million before they noticed Hell Wound.

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        Me 

        10 months ago

        Worked on the first time because I can follow instructions.

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        xxx 

        10 months ago

        Did not work, not even close of winning!

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        Max 

        10 months ago

        Worked just fine for me, cure at 90%

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        issoji 

        10 months ago

        Didn't work. Fungus 100% cured during step 10, ALWAYS.

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        Thanatos 

        10 months ago

        Great job again. Only 2 stars, but finally passed. 2103 days, 61% of the cure advance and 2,7k points. Pretty long though.

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        Cricket 

        10 months ago

        TY. Eradicated all life on earth in 1861 days. Cure was only on 56%. Canada, Greenland and the Carribean were a pain but eventually got there and just evolved to total organ failure. Had a few DNA left over to spend in more symptoms too.

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        Hitman 

        11 months ago

        Took awhile but worked

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        Bobby 

        11 months ago

        Worked like a charm. I even missed a few infection bubbles. Thanks so much.

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        I can follow instructions. 

        11 months ago

        Worked on my first time. You guys need to get gud.

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        Davide 

        11 months ago

        Yeah didn't work

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        Chase 

        11 months ago

        This worked perfectly and I had everything go against me.

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        Liz 

        11 months ago

        I’ve done it twice it’s not working at all

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        DEMON89 

        11 months ago

        TY man did freaking take 3073 days but IT did work :D those fucking Greenland and madagascar did take for ever to infect :D

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        Mike 

        11 months ago

        This worked! Goes ESPECIALLY good with Translesion Plus.

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        YES 

        12 months ago

        WORKED LIKE A CLOCK, THANK YOU!

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        Discordia 

        12 months ago

        Worked perfectly, I was stuck in this level. Just be sure to keep DNA points to slow the cure while you begin to kill the human kind.

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        Carter Evans 

        12 months ago

        This didn’t work

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        ArarA 

        12 months ago

        Works great both on normal and brutal; thank you!

        At some point around 70% infection, coughing mutated and left it just so to see what'll happen (brutal). I got two prompts for a "mystery plague" instead. Makes me wonder if it'll be the same with insomnia/paranoia (my favourite symptom)

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        Liljja Winther 

        12 months ago

        Thank you! This worked both in normal and brutal. I tried other tutorials to beat fungus in brutal mode but it didn't work. So I did it your way, since it had worked before, in normal. Killed everyone in 1783 days with cure on 64% :)

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        Leannelynne01 

        13 months ago

        I ended up adding +5 DNA and after full infection I ended up with this:

        2 spore bursts, Genetic Hardening 1, Reshuffle 1,

        and added symptoms; Paralysis, Inflammation, Paranoia, Seizures

        Destroyed humanity in 1680 Days with the cure on 43% and 9 DNA leftover [it decided to evolve the nausea symptom just before it eradicated humanity so bonus DNA] ^_^

        Thanks!!!

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        Jakob 

        13 months ago

        Foolproof strat

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        Gay koray 

        13 months ago

        thanks

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        Wtf 

        13 months ago

        I was looking for a guide because i couldnt get over 3 stars out of 5; i defeated fungus normal in 832 days with 39% cure progress and i thought I sucked

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        Logan16 

        14 months ago

        I bet it works if you're lucky enough for iCure, understanding of symptoms, or successful gene manipulation to not happen. If any of this happens, you're screwed. I was so close, more than half the world dead and the cure was only at 45%. Then, literally back to back, iCure released and they manipulated the genes of my fungus. Maybe I just have the worst luck in the world.

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        Maltons 

        14 months ago

        Works on brutal as well

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        Fhrjejdhvhshf 

        14 months ago

        I need fungus on brutal

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        Steve 

        14 months ago

        Only worked after I learned to devolve any symptoms as they appeared but just fine after that- many thanks.

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        Sally 

        14 months ago

        It works perfectly. Everything as described. It took me a bit more than 1200 days and the cure got only to 45%. I'm perfectly happy with the result.

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        Jake 

        15 months ago

        The cure got to 100% and the death toll was only about 50%

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        Dack 

        15 months ago

        Worked great. 1263 days

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        asdf 

        15 months ago

        worked perfect, thank you

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        SoCalW3bPro 

        15 months ago

        Worked like a charm.. thanks.

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        Me 

        15 months ago

        If you follow this it works. I just tried about 6 games on fungus and beat it without reading a walkyhrough. Came here to see what the walkyhroughs suggest.

        My down fall on the last few games was not waiting until complete infection. I had about 30% pop left to infect in final country and lost because I started killing too early.

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