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 Defeated by the Confederates
North & South Amiga Title screen
North & South Amiga Main menu (for a gimmick, try clicking on the photographer's butt).
North & South Amiga Reinforcements arrive by ship

Alternate Titles

  • "ノース&サウス わくわく南北戦争" -- Japanese spelling
  • "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

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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

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Amiga Power Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Format Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1989 721 out of 1000 72
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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