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North & South (Amiga)

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Description

Based on the Belgian comic book, "Les Tuniques Bleues", this strategy game allows you to replay the American Civil War from both the North and the South sides.

In the strategy part of the game, you can move your troops on a map of the US. If two opposing armies enter the same state, the battle is played out in an action sequence. Additional action sequences must be accomplished when capturing an enemy fort or train.

The game also offers a two-player-mode.

Screenshots

North & South Amiga A confederate soldier kicked me off the railway wagon
North & South Amiga Main menu (for a gimmick, try clicking on the photographer's butt).
North & South Amiga You can take over a fort: A nice way to increase your monthly budget.
North & South Amiga Make sure the train is always riding

Alternate Titles

  • "ノース アンド サウス わくわく南北戦争" -- Japanese (NES) media spelling
  • "North & South: Wakuwaku Nanboku Sensō" -- Japanese title
  • "North and South: Wakuwaku Nanboku Sensō" -- Japanese (NES) media title
  • "North and South" -- US NES title
  • "Les Tuniques Bleues - Nord et Sud" -- Informal French title
  • "ノース & サウス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Superb French zaniness (although a tad short) Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Joker Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Format Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
The One Nov, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Feb, 1990 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

North & South appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Inspiration

The game is based on the European comic book series, "Les Tuniques Bleues" (known in English as "The Blue Jackets") as drawn and created by Cauvin and Lambil. It is set during the American Civil War. The manual has background information about this and a short humorous summary of the main characters that appear in the game from the comic books. There are also drawings throughout the manual.
EboMike (3009) added North & South (Amiga) on Mar 26, 2003
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