I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You’d be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck on the App Store than Plague Inc ($0.99) and its associated IAP unlocks. The amount of support the game has received since its initial release and the overall craziness of its additional updates easily makes it a must-have for anyone. We liked it in our review two years ago, and since then the game has gotten better and better.
With that out of the way, the most recent update that hit this morning adds the simian flu featured in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie. We posted about it last week:
So with the Simian Flu in Plague Inc., you’re not actually trying to infect and kill all of humanity per se, but you’re trying to aid the ape species so they can all become intelligent and then take over humanity themselves. It’s a super interesting wrinkle to the normal Plague Inc. formula, and it affords some new gameplay mechanics to the game. For example, you’ll be able to control communities of intelligent apes. As Ndemic explains, “As well as infecting humans, evolve your disease in parallel to allow ape-to-ape transmission and improve their cognitive abilities. Ape colonies will generate DNA whilst helping apes avoid detection from humans."
I’ve fiddled with it a bit this morning, and like all the other Plague Inc updates, this one is awesome.