How do I infect Madagascar?

In-game picture of Madagascar

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:

  1. Pick Virus.
  2. Start in Canada, New Zealand, Cuba, Greenland, West
    Europe, or Madagascar. If you do not
    get there restart.
  3. Sell the
    starting symptoms, and buy sneezing
    (unless it is what you started with,
    just keep it).
  4. Buy 1-1-1-0
    resistances but no transmissions (they
    trigger closures).
  5. Once four
    countries are infected, sell sneezing
    to get rid of visibility.
  6. Wait
    until all countries are infected. If
    Madagascar closes its
    shipyards/borders or is not infected
    in 30 days, restart.
  7. Buy all four
    drug resistances AND sneezing,
    coughing, and vomiting.
  8. After a few
    days, unlock tiers 2-3, (do not buy
    tier 4 ever!) keeping whatever
    symptoms it gives you.
  9. Buy fever,
    fatigue, diarrhoea, pulmonary edema,
    and hypersensitivity. Then save for
    kidney failure and ataxia.

Source : Link , Question Author : Steve V. , Answer Author : Community

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