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North & South (NES)

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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 NES Choosing game options
North & South NES On-field battle action sequence
North & South NES The game map allows you to move units around the battle front
North & South NES The battle has begun

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" -- 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

One of the first strategy games of its kind... Cormana6868 (16) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

Player One Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
NES Center 2001 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
The Review Busters 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
Video Games Jan, 1992 70 out of 100 70
NES Archives Feb 17, 2009 B- 67
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
N-Force Oct, 1992 40 out of 100 40
GameCola.net Sep, 2005 2.4 out of 10 24

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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.
totalgridlock (83) added North & South (NES) on Feb 03, 2004
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