The country of Madagascar is only reachable through sea. This means that if the country closes its shipyard before I reach it there is no way I can possibly win… or is there?
How can I work around this?
Okay, so it’s been a while since I beat Pandemic 2 and got Kongregate’s President Madagascar Assassin Badge, but I’ll try to answer with what I remember.
Be Infectious, but not Deadly
You can alter your infectious disease at will. Because infected people never become uninfected, it’s a totally valid strategy to infect as many people as possible and then mutate into a 100% mortality rate disease.
Be Infectious, but Invisible
You do have to be careful however, because even decidedly non-deadly diseases may spark airport / harbor closure, which may make Madagascar the human’s best hideout. Don’t go for the High Infection, High Visible symptoms, it’s counteractive to your goal of INFECTING EVERY PATHETIC HUMAN ON EARTH.
Remember – transmissions lead to closures!
Be a Virus
The benefits of fast mutation far outway the benefits of the other vectors.
Start in Madagascar
Or Canada, New Zealand, Cuba, Greenland, or West Europe. The point is, since these countries tend to be easiest to close, you may as well start there, to cut out on some headaches later. You can simply remake new games until you get one of these countries.
And finally, a TLDR from the Kongregate comments:
- Pick Virus.
- Start in Canada, New Zealand, Cuba, Greenland, West
Europe, or Madagascar. If you do not
get there restart.
- Sell the
starting symptoms, and buy sneezing
(unless it is what you started with,
just keep it).
- Buy 1-1-1-0
resistances but no transmissions (they
- Once four
countries are infected, sell sneezing
to get rid of visibility.
until all countries are infected. If
Madagascar closes its
shipyards/borders or is not infected
in 30 days, restart.
- Buy all four
drug resistances AND sneezing,
coughing, and vomiting.
- After a few
days, unlock tiers 2-3, (do not buy
tier 4 ever!) keeping whatever
symptoms it gives you.
- Buy fever,
fatigue, diarrhoea, pulmonary edema,
and hypersensitivity. Then save for
kidney failure and ataxia.