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How to Beat Plague Inc. Necroa Virus on Normal

Updated on April 13, 2016

Beating the Necroa Virus

The Necroa Virus is a strange level—it is unlike any other level of Plague Inc. It does take a certain amount of skill. Make sure that you watch my video below or follow the steps exactly as listed. Also, I cannot stress enough that this tutorial was written for the paid version of Plague Inc. In other words, I highly recommend shelling out the two or three bucks needed to buy this game. IN this case, if not just to use Creationist Gene alone. Trust me, you'll need it and it'll be well worth it.

Before we dive in, here are the Genetic Codes I used for this tutorial:

  • Metabolic Hijack
  • Creationist (as mentioned, for the best results, you will need this genetic code.)
  • Aerocyte
  • Xerophile

Phase 1: Infect Them

(I started my plague in Saudi Arabia.)

  1. Build your DNA points to 15. Transmissions: Blood 1.
  2. Build your DNA points to 15. Transmissions: Saliva 1, Air 1.
  3. Build your DNA points to 20. Transmissions: Gastrointestinal Expansion. Saliva 2.
  4. Build your DNA points to 20. Abilities: Cold Resistance 1, Cold Resistance 2.
  5. Build your DNA points to 21. Transmissions: Water 1; Abilities: Drug Resistance 1.
  6. Build your DNA points until everyone is infected. This should be around 60-62 points. If you do not have that many, you will want that many so just keep building.

Phase 2: Zombie Mode

Note: You should have around 60-65 points before you start this phase.

Symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • Photophobia
  • Delirium
  • Cytopathic Reanimation
  • Anaerobic Resuscitation


  1. Pop Cure Bubbles.
  2. Build your DNA points to 20. Abilities: Autolytic Delay.
  3. Build your DNA points to 30. Symptoms: Psychosis.
  4. Build your DNA points to 30. Symptoms: Acute Encephalitis.
  5. Build your DNA points to 30. Abilities: Putrefactive Resistance; Symptoms: Enhanced Sensory Integration.
  6. Build your DNA points to 30. Symptoms: Adrenal Surge, Enhanced Motor Control.
  7. Build your DNA points to 20. Symptoms: Hyperosmia.
  8. Build your DNA points to 30. Symptoms: Peptide Surge.
  9. Build your DNA points to 20. Symptoms: Acidic Reflux.

Video: Plague Inc. Evolved Necroa Virus on Normal Walkthrough

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      Danni 4 weeks ago

      Cant get it to work.... got to about 6.5 billion deaths then z com flies to a country miles away from my zombies n thats game over

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      Ik 4 weeks ago

      It doesn't work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Drew 4 weeks ago

      I fowllowed this guide exactly and it worked out amazingly but partaily because of some really good luck even tho i used the creationalist gene it mutated anaway but the good luck part was that for some unknown reason every mutation was actualy unlocking the next step in the guide without using my dna and at the end i had like 150 dna left that i did not have to spend its some crazy stuff

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      FkucedyouurMomformonths 7 weeks ago

      Success! Finished in 852 days, bonus are the Zombie Hordes, useful to infect greenland and help the other zombies destroy ZCom. If Zcom is near on the center of the world, then Zcom would be easier to be destroyed, keep watching on your starting country to make it a little faster, because it slows down when you are watching the world or other countries.

      I used Metabolic Jump, (a gene that makes your plague harder to cure), Aquacyte, Extremophile, Sympto-stasis.

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      ze plague 2 months ago

      i got a popup about a religion named "PewDieism" being the fastest growing around the globe, minutes later, nuclear explosion in Sweden. What is pewdiepie up to????

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      Anais 3 months ago

      It works for brutal !!

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      Rein 3 months ago

      It did work and I find the creationist gene essential along with Xerophyle. Shortly after the cure started, I had to put all my points into slowing the cure's development but then continued as usual and finished with 75% cure.

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      DarkOtter 3 months ago

      I didn't win this first time I tried it, but I did take down 66% of humanity before ZCom whittled my undead darlings down to nothing. That's farther than I've ever gotten before, so there must be something to this guide.

      In addition to the symptom evolution (which happened despite using the Creationist gene), the whole thing stalled once I got to that last country--in this case, Sweden. I had to activate Water 2 just to get it to go anywhere, which cost me precious DNA. Then again, maybe that's where I went wrong, getting impatient?

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      WindowsErrorxD 4 months ago

      Wow, for once your tutorial doesn't work. Surprising.

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      Nobidy 4 months ago

      it would be helpful if there's genes you can list

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      Anon 4 months ago

      I can't reach Phase 2 because there are symptoms that randomly mutate before I infected everyone.

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      Eric 4 months ago

      All of this tutorials work for me on brutal

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      Don 4 months ago

      Hello. This had not worked for me at all. I DID in fact use the Creationist gene and still Zcom destroyed everything. I followed every step carefully. Though I did not have Teracyte or the other thing, I did have Creationist and Xerophile. What happened was that the disease mutated anyway, despite Creationist holding it back. What do I do now?

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      Ted 5 months ago

      Should I devolve symptoms? I don't have Creationist

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      Sp00vaFox 5 months ago

      I have been playing Plague Evolved on my YouTube channel. And ended uploading a video or two failing miserably on the Necroa. I looked to JackSepticEye's channel for a few tips. I must have played the Necroa Virus more than a dozen times and nearly winning on almost all of them. Yours is the first walkthrough I looked at - and it worked!

      It took me half the time to win too. I used almost all of the genes I unlocked so far: Creationist, Teracyte, and Xerophile. I don't even remember how far into the cure it was, but I got a three star score and 15,230 points. ^_^ Thank you so much, Ashleign.

      I wonder if I could try it on Brutal. I've only used Normal.

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      Cody Haas 5 months ago

      This guide definitely did help, I didn't have the automatic popping of bubbles on, but I did have bonus DNA on Orange bubbles.

      Guide is awesome except that you essentially NEED the Creationist Gene activated. Without it this guide failed miserably in the face of Z-Com, because I had to start early on the zombie phase with way fewer points. However, using that gene I had 80 points before I even had everyone infected and from there Z-Com was not able to expand. I recommend grinding out Neurax Worms on Casual to get the gene. (I am on a console version of the game)

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      agreee 5 months ago

      no, it didnt worked.

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      Roks 6 months ago

      Didn't work. Z.com just wiped all the Z's in it's initial country and then moved on to clear other.

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      Ashleign 6 months ago from Alabama

      Well actually, you will need to beat most of the levels on normal in order to progress through the game. I rather enjoy the game design due to the fact, my tutorials have now, over 5 million views. That's why I did all the tutorials on normal. Necroa is by far one of the more challenging levels. However if you scan through the comments, some have done different strategies without using the creationist gene. Even myself, I did it without the creationist. However most of those times much of the game was left to chance. I was trying to prevent the crisis of it not working for everyone, and quite frankly, it still doesn't work for everyone because people won't follow precise instructions, but what can you do?

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      Zombinator 6 months ago

      Worked on Brutal

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      Jay 6 months ago

      I'm sure this will work, but it sucks that beating this on NORMAL mode requires such a specific set of genetic codes. Creationist is damn near mandatory and woe betide the player who hasn't unlocked it yet. (FFS how many games on Casual will it take to unlock the one code that allows you to progress past Necroa Virus? Ridiculous game design.)

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      Ashleign 6 months ago from Alabama

      Thank you for the comment. Hopefully it helps some of those that haven't found success with this tutorial!

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      Shanz 6 months ago

      The best way to win this game is to begin in europe, with darwinist, and to get some transmitions but no medicine resistance and not too much transmition because you really want your infected number in each country to remain low, because next you get some non lethal symptoms to improve your severity and get more DNA when you reach new countries.

      This will allow your infected more time to spread out on the others surrounding rich countries while still keeping their relative numbers low. Then, after some time, your disese will start spreading to eastern europe or Africa, and this is when you get medicine resistance. All of a sudden, you will have most of europe infected totaly infected and about half the world already lowly infected. You slowly bring up the symptoms to the point where you can make zombies, and you do it before the cure can be cast of course.

      Now, when Zcom arrives, you don't care about it. Take the capacities to send hordes from one country to another at maximum strengh. Take every country not defended by Z com in an order do the furthest from Z com are destroyed first and the nearest last. Surround their base and send 2-3 hordes from a country that has more than 20 million zombies into it at the same time in Zcom base.

      I highly recommend you do not spend to much DNA on improving your zombie abilities or symptoms. Also, i highly recommend you use darwinist, so you can have free improvements of symptoms.

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      Ashleign 6 months ago from Alabama

      Can you explain a little bit more? ZCom is not a factor when I run this tutorial. Can you be a little more specific?

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      OwO 6 months ago

      Tested and does not work. This tactic fails to take into account of Z-Com.

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      IC50 6 months ago

      I didn't get any mutations and I was able to get the hard-to-reach countries, but I still got cured at an alarming rate way before everyone was infected. Bad luck or something?

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      Ashleign 7 months ago from Alabama

      I am sorry that you have had bad luck with it. The collective has had much success. I would suggest you find a strategy for your own play style if this doesn't work for you.

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      Zmig 7 months ago

      BS man, i dont know HOW THE HELL this worked for any1 alive, but 1, you didnt make it clear if we should devolve mutations, 2 how the hell are we supposed to infect Russia, Canada, Greenlands...? I did Exactly, copy pasted, everything (and every guide you have worked so far) and i failed miserebly/

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      Totally Not a Zombie 8 months ago

      Funny how I started on 9/11 and ended on 11/9.

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      9 months ago

      Worked to beat it but cure made it to 90%?

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      Hypatia 9 months ago

      Wow! This was phenomenal, thank you! I followed your tutorial exactly. Defeated the game in 1197 days(i waited a little bit long to get 64 points), cure was at 25%. I had to devolve only once. My game was on my laptop, it might be different on tablet though. :) thanks man! Now I can move on to my new plague... ^^

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      FiendishCatz 9 months ago

      Everyone, the reason this isn't working for you is because you're not using the Creationist gene. The beginning clearly states that it is best to use Creationist. So just keep beating more games until you can get it.

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      Ace 9 months ago

      Do we devolve symptoms?

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      CRYS 10 months ago

      This guide actually helped me defeat brutal stage and i've been trying to beat this on brutal for about 2 weeks lol smh

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      Brynt 10 months ago

      if you start in Greenland then you will not have to worry about failing to infect it. Saudi Arabia is a big travel hub so it gets infected pretty quickly. took me little longer than I would have liked but once everyone got infected even if the zombies didnt kill them they still died.

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      Ashleign 11 months ago from Alabama

      You know I appreciate that you want to back link your video but it would help if you would ask next time.

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      Ashleign 11 months ago from Alabama

      The people in the government get sick they stop doing their jobs, and then anarchy. I appreciate your comment.

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      HAHAHAME 12 months ago

      456 days and Cure was 29% Thanks man

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      Missy Fitch 12 months ago

      didn't work for me. but what did was Metobolic jump, the rest i used were the same. I did saliva 1 and water 1, Blood 1 and air 1, then Drug resistance and cold 1 and 2. Then i let it build till everyone was infected. then i went down the right side until i got to the zombie infection, then i used every available to make the zombies as bad a possible. only going to the abilities to upgrade the length of time it took them to decay.

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      guest_user 12 months ago

      done in 575 days! thanx!

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      Kreutzfelt 13 months ago

      this simply doesnt work

      at some point my plague mutates, and they start the cure, sweden, greenland or canada becomes unstoppable. i kill most of the world, and are left with those three, no matter what i try i lose.

      so i wont recommend this tact

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      Anoyed 14 months ago

      Flat out doesn't work, random evolutions happen way to often usually well before you've infected everyone. It doesn't matter how many zombies are in a country, even if it's millions, as soon as Zcom shows up they are gone and the game is over. I lost FASTER with this then normally.

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      Atomic-Leader 14 months ago

      It worked, and it had exactly 1242 days, like you had Ashleign.

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      HarryBawlsack 14 months ago

      First try: Won 4 Stars, Second try: Won 3 stars, Third try: All zombies wiped out lost xD

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      Montepente 14 months ago

      Wow! Been at it for days, trying to figure it out. This one won it for me first try, only change I made is I took Aquacyte instead of Aerocyte. Cure 79%! Had to devolve once.

      Thank you so much!

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      Dave 15 months ago

      This worked beautifully. While the cure was 100%, I beat the world in 1123 days. I've been working for a long time to beat this. Thank you!

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      ShanerX 15 months ago

      this website acts horribly in IE11, a little better in Chrome ... do you have these tutorials on YouTube?! Will definitely add you if you do!

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      GrayWolfXfos 15 months ago

      UPDATE: works perfect, every time, just go slower in advancements, take your time! Holy crap, finally beat this one! TNX!

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      Rozack 15 months ago

      Last time doesn't work this time Work!

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      GrayWolfXfos 15 months ago

      Tried 3 times, just doesn't work anymore. I've gotten the entire world infected, but then killed too fast I think. Will try different strat, but thanks!

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      Rozack 15 months ago

      If this is not work i will do it my self!

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      kevo 15 months ago

      no matter wat i do i have da same result this is frustrating ima end up deleted dis off my xboxone

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      Adam 16 months ago

      611 days

      Cure 54%

      works like a dream thank!

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      Care 16 months ago

      This does work if you make one alteration--use metabolic jump (cytochrome surge works too, but I got a bit more points from metabolic jump). DO NOT use metabolic highjack. Doing this, you will have enough points to complete the rest of this walk through successfully. The only exception being if you are unlucky (using the creationist gene) and get a premature evolution of symptoms. You could still win, but it will be more difficult, and it could go either way. However, unlike most games, you can have a 100% cure and still win.

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      Nope 16 months ago

      Didn't work at all. Sorry but this tutorial isn't the one to follow if you wanna beat this one.

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      Robert The Cat 17 months ago

      Cure progress: 98%

      Time: 1371 days

      Name: "headcrab"

      I'm so lucky that the world was infested with headcrab zombies :D

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      Kevin 17 months ago

      Didnt work, lost in 1805 days, brazil survived

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      Courtney Rhodes 18 months ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A.

      thanks! i destroyed humanity in 911 days. First try following this tutorial.

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      Azshara 18 months ago

      Tried this many times (about 15) with this strat, failed each time, infecting greenland is what's causing the issue, it takes to long and by the time it's infected the cure is already at 70+%.

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      sarmalac 19 months ago

      I was having huge trouble with Necroa. Tried this strategy and it worked like a charm. The cure percentage got up to about 88%, and the humans did start one Z-Com base, but by that point it was too late for them and they never managed to get on top of the threat.

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      Jordy 19 months ago

      Heeeelp!!!

      My lazy arshole zombies have the ability to cross to adjacent isles as stated in my upgrade tree.. Only things is.. They dont!!-_-

      I can drag hordes across the bloody world but getting to new zealand gets me an EEE buzz, it does not light up either, in other words, i can't EVER send hordes to say greenland.. For reasons unknown, this is seriously frustrating..

      I'm playing this on mobile, could they have nerft the ability?? Anyway wtf

      Please help me if possible

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      20 months ago

      Didnt work

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      Goatfish 22 months ago

      I did as you said but failed. So I slightly changed the genes:

      - Replaced Aerocite with Aquacite (cause Greenland is a bitch to infect)

      - Replaced Metabolic Hijack with ATP Boost (for a better head-start)

      I was able to buy first transmission straight away and somehow I had a lot of orange bubbles so I managed to infect the entire world without being noticed (tough with 50 something DNA. I won in 910 days with the cure at 89%.

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      Lance 23 months ago

      The first try, I got everybody infected before any symptoms mutated, but the cure reached 100% before I could kill everyone.

      The second try, despite using the exact genetic codes you did, Hypersalivation mutated before everybody was infected. I then just got super aggressive and would have won, if not for the half dozen Z-com bases.

      The third try, your directions did get everybody sick before any mutations arose. I saved, and then I strayed from your directions a bit and ONLY bought symptoms, the more aggressive, the better. The cure still got into the 90s, but the zombies crushed the base and killed everybody before dying off themselves. GRAINS was victorious.

      I really appreciate your tutorials. I just think Necroa has some variability that's tough to combat with a cookie cutter guide.

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      Savis 23 months ago

      Thanks for the tutorial. I followed everything exactly and did beat it although the cure rate got way up to 91% for some reason.

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      Cryowolf 23 months ago

      i don't understand the mentality of this game sometimes. in virus, people are puking, crapping a lot, devolping cysts and all sorts of ugly things and it goes for awhile before the world cares. in this one, ONE person starts drooling and it's "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!" .. da fuq?

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      CollegeGamerGrl 2 years ago

      So I've tried this like 10 times, and every time I start to evolve symptoms, the cure increases so rapidly that I can't win. I have the right genes on and everything!

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      Robz 2 years ago

      @John. my assumption is that there is a little difference between this tutorial using pc and us using mobile phone. for me, it will still happens once or twice. just devolve them and in my case i still get 60-70pts to unleash the zombie. in my case there are more problems:

      - the cure goes on fast despite the zombie out break. i counter this by saving some dna points and use genetic reshuffle when the cure is about 90% and a good portion of the world are destroyed.

      - after i foil the cure, zombies in some countries die out way too quickly before killing/converting enough people. you have to keep raising zombies every time you get 5 dna points (make sure you evolve regenerative activation before hand). raising zombie in a country can be done by dragging the 'hand' symbol on the bottom of the screen to the troubled country (u can do that to a country that have z com base too). just a little warning, this process gives more boredom than watching paint dry.

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      John 2 years ago

      With creationist you shouldn't have any mutations? Yeah right. Last 2 times I did this tutorial I got a symptom at the end before I infected everyone which allowed the scientists to make the cure. What is happening? Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just bad luck?

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      meow mix 2 years ago

      It still works, worked for me.

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      Grymm 2 years ago

      Yeah if you look at his video he's not getting any borders shut off and the cure doesn't start until hes effectively infected the whole map. When I do this though borders are being shut down and the cure is at 16 % before I can get enough points to start the zombie process. Think they patched something that makes this guide obsolete

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      Ember Heart 2 years ago

      I just can't do it. I do it EXACTLY the way you do it, with the SAME genes, and about 5 seconds after getting the upgrade to Anaerobic Resuscitation, the cure is already at 15%. Wtf?

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      James Tipton 2 years ago from Clarksville, Tennessee

      I owe you such an apology. A few months back I tried this for hours on end, maybe over a few days, and it just wouldn't work. Random mutations, etc. ALways blew up.

      Today, no random muts. (Still no metabolic jump.) I beat the game before I was 80% done with the guide. Total Victory.

      Thank you, and sorry again.

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      Kannai 2 years ago

      1108 days

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      Natascha 2 years ago

      Hey ChillBilly (with tits of course),

      Thank you for the great tutorials. I don't think I would have ever gotten past some of the levels without them. They are awesome!

      For some reason, I cannot get this one to work though. I follow the instructions to the letter and every time the cure rushes ahead and destroys all my great plans for a zombie apocalypse. I don't have the metabolic hijack gene and the aerocyte gene, but can that make so big of a difference that I get my butt handed to me every time I try?

      Hugs from Denmark

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      sarah 2 years ago

      I followed your exact directions but came across a problem. By the time the world was completely infected I only had 47 points so I couldn't get the next group of symptoms fast enough to beat zcom. I'm going to try again now with my own tweek now that I see the strategy. But it was impossible for me to "wait for 60-65" because once everyone was infected there were no more DNA points coming. Thanks for the strategy though. I was lost as to how to beat this one!

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      Samo 2 years ago

      If you bought the game on Steam and don't have the Creationist Gene unlocked:

      1. Play a round in Normal using your favorite type.

      2. At the very end, just before the last person is dead, SAVE your game.

      3. LOAD that game and finish it again. Each time you do finish on Normal, a gene gets unlocked.

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      Cvwtd71 2 years ago

      I have it on my andriod phone. No creationist gene but it took me 842 days. my score was doodoo thought under 7000.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      Go slower with the transmissions than I did and see if that helps.

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      Danyal Mohammad 2 years ago

      The problem is, even with creationist, the symptoms mutate sometimes, which sets back almost 10 per evolution. I stuck with the whole world infected, but only 40 dna points because of the mutations.

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      Sirius 2 years ago

      5054 days oh and 97% the cure stopped, epic win

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      Gamerlady 2 years ago

      I had some problems beating the level by following the tutorial step by step; however, I used the Cytochrome Surge, and it worked. I didn't get a really high score, but I managed to win.

      Btw... I use your tutorials when I'm stuck to kinda get a feel for how to beat the level, and then come up with variations. For the folks complaining that these don't work; use the tutorials as a guide, but change things up a bit (except for the creationist gene) to find what works for you.

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      Jason 2 years ago

      I just downloaded the game for my Tablet. I noticed the computer version looks a lot more easier to play. But at the same time I wonder if it plays out differently then on the computer version he is showing. Only because there is a cure always started halfway through the spreading before any symptoms are randomly popped up or if you choose them.

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      Brian 2 years ago

      I beat this level in 550 days with score of 8020 and cure progress at 71%

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      Michal 2 years ago

      Followed your instructions exactly and the cure was just too quick... dunno if they didn't fix anything

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      That Guy 2 years ago

      Followed exactly but didn't get it even after a few tries. no hard feelings however. nothing goes exactly the same twice and just like in simian flu the research bases/z com bases are the annoying parts. but hey. if you can come up with alternative routes to the winning circle then maybe I could try that. I don't really care about stars or anything.... and the fact that the game + genes + dlc's + whatever else you have a mind to purchase actually can cost more/less in some countrys/devices so not everyone will have the genes... but I do so I don't rly care :P anyway, thanks for the tutorial even if it didn't work, and sorry about the long comment :D

      thanks a lot,

      -That Guy A.K.A Jack

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      Alex Marquette 2 years ago

      1147 days on the first try, and won with the cure at 89% on used the creationist gene

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      Dave 2 years ago

      What I want to know is, what did you do about Z-Com?

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      Arya 2 years ago

      It took me 421 days on mega brutal. The cure progress is 100%, but I destroyed them. Total score is 574550, and I got "five-star" So yeah...

      Just kidding. I've forgotten the original score and everything else (days, cure progess, etc.), lol. But your tutorial did work for me. THANK YOU!

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      Boy of Silence 2 years ago

      Thank you so much! This was indeed an incredibly aggravating plague to use effectively. However as soon as I got the initial symptoms, the researchers flipped out and cure progress instantly skyrocketed to the 90s. Took 1500 days, 3 stars, cure progress 98%. (Cytochrome Surge is very helpful)

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      Yonfi 2 years ago

      it took me 7050 days Q-Q

      but i did it lol

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      Mike 2 years ago

      I had no problems! This guide was perfect. And yes, that gene is key. I can't seem to win without it. Got over 100k points with this strategy and under 1200 days. I tried several times on my own and failed, then won the first game using this guide :)

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      Sull 2 years ago

      Sorry i have to put this way, your guide has to be more detailed. the game has random events and chances to mutate, every single time i tried your "guide", right before i can hit 60-65 dna, i get mutation. rework this

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      yabig 2 years ago

      Got it first try with your tutorial but it took FOREVER to unlock the Creationist gene for whatever reason. It gave me everything except what I wanted (Ugh!). Thanks a bunch!

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      Frog 2 years ago

      Thank you for the awesome tutorial!! I have tried it so many times on my own, and it finally worked following your steps precisely. The mutations killed me several times, and I had to just start over when they came up too early. If I devolved more than 1, I didn't have eough points for the next stage. And, that is using creationist. Crazy, but fun game!

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      I never delete comments. This does work.

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      DoesNotWork 2 years ago

      You need to update everything. The game has been severely patched. Stop deleting comments that tell you so because they are true.

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      Dementophobia 2 years ago

      I managed to beat normal with your guide, although I got a mutation early on. I devolved it but was lucky to get another mutation (Insomnia) a few days before I went into the zombie phase. I lost some important DNA points because of this but still won with the cure research around 90%.

      So for all of you who get an early mutation despite using the creationist gene - It should be fine to devolve it once, as long as you get Insomnia as a second mutation for free when you need it.

      Without creationist this strategy simply does not work. Unlock it or try a different approach to beat this level.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      Weird day count. Good Job!

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      BT 2 years ago

      Worked perfect, 911 days, 5 bio-stars ,62111points. Im the type of person that's always saying, follow the directions and it'll be right. Once again i did exactly so, great job!!....

      My own stategies failed or took 2100plus days and made game to long n slow

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      Z-Nation 2 years ago

      Can't get this guide to work. I bought it off steam and the "Creationist" gene is not unlocked. After something like the 4 maybe 5th country the cure starts and rapidly increase. =/

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      Nikitha 2 years ago

      I use Creationist but every time I got one mutation and I follow exactly the tutorial and I fial every time because of the mutation ):

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      Filip 2 years ago

      I have a question. What should I do with mutated symptoms? Do I leave them be or do I devolve them as fast as possible?

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      Lars Rosenquist 2 years ago

      Another great walkthrough. Anybody managed to do this without 'Creationist'?

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      TheCockroach 2 years ago

      Managed to beat it faster then you did, by following your directions almost exactly. Only one difference.So many zombie bubbles kept popping up, that I had almost twice the recommended points for the next section, so I managed to do 2-3 sections at once. This was actually my first 4-star level also. Screenie below.

      http://prntscr.com/4wwo13

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      oscar 2 years ago

      591 days

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      bundat 2 years ago

      And I just realized it's called ZCom. lol

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      bundat 2 years ago

      I used to hate necroa virus, now its the only thing I play, on mega brutal.

      The thing to realize about it is that it is that, when zombies start, there are no more "infected".

      You will literally see a population of hundreds of millions invaded by zombies, and after awhile, there are only zombies and healthy people, no infected ones.

      Thus, increasing infectivity, like by transmissions, or even lethality, is all worthless and a waste of DNA. You're not supposed to play it like Plague Inc. AT ALL.

      In fact, just sending in a single horde of millions of zombies usually instantly collapses a non-XCom fully healthy country into nothing but zombies.

      What I do is make a beeline to get the zombie symptom right away, then go straight for horde movement. If you have a high severity, you can get tons of DNA for invading a country.

      Then you can just keep invading the country next to you continuously, very quickly. Click the red bubble and you'll have DNA to invade the next. The entire game becomes a battle against XCom.

      You just want the ability that makes your horde millions of zombies strong, then overwhelm XCom bases with hordes and hordes of millions and millions of zombies. And they will keep fighting, so all symptoms and abilities that increase combat ability really help.

      It's really fun played this way, it's a very active "war" game, where you keep sending millions of troops to destroy militarized XCom countries.

      I can consistently beat Mega Brutal this way, its a blast.

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      Matt 2 years ago

      I consumed the world in 1082 days! 51% Cure with a score of 40000

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      The Mad Scientist 2 years ago

      Just did it exactly as you stated, except I started in Iraq due to a misclick. 1169 days, 22% cure, score of 61530.

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      Maurice Evans 2 years ago

      Hey im Maurice. Im trying to get the cheats, so I have to beat all of the levels on brutal Can you please give tutorials on that? Because that would help a lot (I haven't started playing on brutal as yet).

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      Highlandr 2 years ago

      Thank you for the tutorial Ashleign, I've honestly tried 20-30 times to beat Necroa with no luck. First time with your tutorial it worked.

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      Chief P 2 years ago

      I beat it on normal, but then on brutal it took to long for Canada to infect

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      cricky 2 years ago

      957 days 15% cure thnx for the help

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      jmd 2 years ago

      got is beat X912

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      Eeekk.. I've had a few haters before, never one that said I won the internet though.

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      Tim Sutherland 2 years ago

      Brutal - Time:1,453 days; Cure:30%; Score: 150,850

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      The problem with Necroa, it changes each time. This tutorial does work, it just depends on your game.. I am working on a cookie cutter tutorial.. They aren't as easy to come up with as you might imagine.

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      Shikyo 2 years ago

      Even with your genes, it developed a symptom before 100% infected. Following your guide to the tee, in the colder countries (mostly greenland, and canada) i only infect roughly 200 people per day. With ~35 million people in canada, its taking quite a while.... have another 500k people to infect and the cures at 49%... and that's with getting the extra abilities genetic hardening & reshuffle...

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      Nickob96 2 years ago

      1152 days I beat it

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      dimattina 2 years ago

      Thanks for this, it worked beautifully. I didn't even need to evolve Acidic Reflux. Final score: 55,530 on Normal difficulty; Cure Progress: 23%; Time: 1293 days . I didn't have the genes Metabolic Hijack and Aerocyte. The key gene is Creationist, I only had to devolve one mutation. Thanks again! Would love to see a no-zombie strategy :)

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      Vulshok 2 years ago

      Normal mode, 718 days, 17% cure, total score of 255140

      Boost, Darwinism, rurophile. Had patient zero be an american, took drug, saliva 1 2 then water 1 2. Let whatever mutate, if hyper mutates rack up 60 points and get up to resuscitation. if insomnia, get up to 45-50 .

      Then get everything strength related, if an isolated island decides to make a zcom base i allocate all points to zombie travel first.

      Rest is history, pretty fun mode if you get the hang of it.

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      asd 2 years ago

      1109 days, 22% cure , total score 61010

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      Bob 2 years ago

      I thought it wasn't going to work because hyper salivation mutated, even with the creationist genetic code. It was noticed early on, so the cure started and got to around 70% before everyone got infected. Still, once I brought all the symptoms in, everyone turned and died quickly enough for me to win with the cure at about 90%. Pretty exciting, considering I've never even been able to win this on casual, let alone normal.

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      Alex 2 years ago

      Good tutorial. It was over for humanity after the psychosis upgrade but I still needed 1075 days, infecting Greenland is frustrating, ships never visit it lol. Cure was at 19%.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      You don't get creationist from buying the game on PC.. It's just for the mobile version. If you play the free version on the mobile app, you can't use genetic codes.

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      aule 2 years ago

      I am playing on computer and bought it over steam, and i don't know about others but i don't get creationist by buying the game. What i can read it is random when ever you win a game.

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      Josip 2 years ago

      I don't know why, but im doing everything like in this guide, and i get mutation very early and can't beat the game. Yes im using Creatonist gene, but still. Any other guides or anything?

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      Plague: Downfall 2 years ago

      I used this on brutal difficulty. The first time I lost but the second time I ended up murdering everyone in 1399 days, with 31% cure. This adds up to five bio-hazards and a score of 126880

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      JCTazzy 2 years ago

      1118 Days at 23% cure progress. World died before I reached your last step, Acid Reflux. Excellent walkthrough!

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      I am aware of this, I have been working on a new tutorial for Necroa. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      Guys I am working on a new tutorial for this one. I have found a much easier route. I hope I haven't added any new confusion and frustration. The problem is, I did this tutorial back before a few updates, since the game is still technically in Alpha, it's difficult for me to know when they add certain things since I have beaten the game time and time again.

      I hope to have this done soon. Also if you haven't yet, subscribe to me on YouTube. Video coming soon.

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      John 2 years ago

      Every time I play this even on casual I get a a mutation when about 3 or 4 billion people are infected.

      Yes I have Creationist.

      About 5 times in a row now I get a mutation.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      I am working on all of these guys. It's not an easy task. I have to record 5 or 6 times, then work them over and over to make sure there aren't any curve balls. It's a unique process.

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      Dace Strumpe 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      could you please upload brutal necroa-neurax-fungus-bio and nano and all mega brutal difficulty guides thank you :)

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      Sprawl 2 years ago

      Lol I've finnished necroa virus with 176800 score 21% cure within 1606 days on my first playthrough, thought this would be harder. Creationist FTW.

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      Catie 2 years ago

      I would like to point out that the creationist gene only decreases the chance of mutation. I used it and still got random mutation.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      I have tutorials for all of them Nomen. Take a look up the page there.. There are all the links ready for use.

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      NomenNescio 2 years ago

      Fair enough. It's just that I can't play all the other levels first, because you have to defeat the preceding level to unlock the next one.

      But yeah, ok. Guess I'm stuck at the worm-thingy until I can get creationist :)

      Also, it seems that the Swedes are overpowered, since even if the rest of the world is zombiefied, they remain unaffected. Must be those damn köttbullar they eat :D

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      DannyBoyAndThePipes 2 years ago

      I still won, it just wasn't a perfect victory.

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      Yea Necroa isn't a level you want to start with..

      As a matter of fact. I played it last. So I would consider that. All others. I have once again whipped this ones ass using my tutorial. I am working on another walkthrough for this one on MB so, maybe that will help.

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      DannyBoyAndThePipes 2 years ago

      Nomen, you will need to unlock it by playing and or winning games on any difficulty.

      But even then, you probably still have to deal with mutations. Every time I've played Necroa to this guide, Hyper Salivation mutates just before the zombie phase.

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      NomenNescio 2 years ago

      Problem is: That "creationist" gene that you're talking about....isn't available. And yes, I have bought it (steam). All the other tutorials have worked, but not this one. I can't get it to spread to Greenland, and Z-com keeps me from suceeding elsewhere

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      I am currently working on all the Mega Brutal tutorials. It requires that you use the correct genes. I could wing it, but it wouldn't be a cookie cutter tutorial.

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      Holly Garland 2 years ago

      Im looking for mega brutal tutorials. Do u have em? Your very helpful and ive beaten a lot of it but keep trying and failing mega brutal. I named my bacteria & virus Hollyhell, lol thanks

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      With the creationist gene you shouldn't have any evolutions. I strongly recommend using genes for this tutorial. However, If you were to get a mutation toward the end, I would allow the symptom and try to make it as deadly as then possible. Wing it from there and be sure to keep those zombies from rotting. There are also some other cool abilities at that point as well such as floating zombies and what not. I do have a video for this one. But with the busy work schedule I am on and with podcasts and what not I haven't had time to upload it. Good Luck, If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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      Yuri 2 years ago

      I have a question. If your disease evolves a random symptom before you can start the zombie phase what do I do? do I pay to devolve or just let it be? BTW loving your tutorials.

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      Brandon Dismukes 2 years ago

      Just beat Bio Weapon 623 Days 16% cure

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      Crye4Me 2 years ago

      My first run through was 1129 days, the cure was 24 percent complete and I beat my record high score at a whopping 63150 points. I love you tutorials

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      Ashleign 2 years ago from Alabama

      X912, You do need to use Creationist for this tutorial. I am working on a work around for the genetic codes.

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      chillbilly 2 years ago

      Guys. I have a video for the tutorial. I have done it at least 20 times and I have won every time. There has got to be something wrong. X912. Are you getting the transmissions in their exact order?

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      x912 3 years ago

      I'm doing exactly as the tutorial says and I've failed 8times now.

      /every/ single time there are at least 4 mutations before every person has gotten infected and if I devolve them, I lose precious DNA, if I don't; the disease gets detected and a cure is dispatched far earlier than everyone dies.

      No idea what I'm doing wrong

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      Jinx 3 years ago

      I've also just won with this tutorial on Brutal. Took a couple of tries and a couple changes to the gene modifiers to make it work, and a bit of luck.

      Took 1530 days, with cure progress at 24% and a 5 star score at 141330 points!

      So, it IS possible to beat brutal mode with this tutorial ^^

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      Jinx 3 years ago

      It took several tries but I finally won with this tutorial.

      Took 1191 days, with the cure having gotten to 23% and got a 59350 point 4 star score. Best score I've gotten so far with any of the plague types ^^

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