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North & South (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.8

The Press Says

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Player One
Simple, mais bien fait, original mais pas désordonné. North ans South est un jeu bien équilibré, amusant, un peu difficile d'approche, mais parfaitement logique dans sa manipulation. Seul reproche, sa durée est un peu limitée. A acheter prudemment, donc, bien qu'il puisse se révéler intéressant.
Defunct Games
If you had told me that an 8-bit civil war game would become one of my favorite two-player games, I would have thought you were drinking too much moonshine. But it's true, North & South is one of the rare strategy games that is both accessible and immediately fun. I loved the sense of humor and am impressed at how well they handled the real-time strategy aspects of the game. With some more depth, slightly better controls and a new coat of paint, I can see North & South being a popular online game for this new generation. Somebody should really get on that.
NES Center
Im Hinblick darauf, dass es auf dem NES in diesem Genre wohl keine allzu große Auswahl geben dürfte, stellt dieser Titel sicher eine interessante Wahl dar und wenn man insbesondere gerne mit Freunden spielt, kommt man an North & South nicht vorbei.
The Review Busters
Even though it may take you a few games to get used to, North And South was a good game on the NES. True, the graphics could have been better, but the gameplay makes up for it. If you're ever at a flea market, yard sale, or just browsing for NES titles on eBay, this is one I think you should pick up.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Strategy and action each play a part in this Civil War simulation from Kemco/Seika. Take over the states and fight for control on the battlefield.
Video Games
Ein erfrischend einfaches Strategiespiel wurde ansprechend umgesetzt: North & South bietet putzige Grafik, gelungene Soundeffekte und Jingles sowie super-freundliche Benutzerführung. Selbst Spieler, die zu faul sind, die deutschsprachige Anleitung zu sichten, dürften binnen Minuten gecheckt haben, was abgeht. Ab dann beginnt ein (vor allem mit einem menschlichen Mitspieler) sehr spaßiges, jedoch wenig komplexes Gerangel und Gehacke um die amerikanischen Bundesstaaten.
NES Archives
This game is darn close to being one of the great hidden gems for the NES, but unfortunately it came up one bridge short. The tagline for this game is certainly “No Retreat, No Surrender” (that was for all you Van Damme fans). In the end North and South just does not provide enough fun or challenge to overcome its intimidating price tag. If you can find it cheap, pick it up because it is rare and decent.
All Game Guide
Overall, North and South does have some nice features and at times is very fun to play. In the end though, its sub-par graphics and some questionable gameplay issues make this cartridge an unremarkable one.
Really this should have been much better - there's no excuse for producing games as way off the mark as this. In short, give this one a miss.
Now I'm sure some of you are thinking, well at least the two of you who are actually reading this, that I didn't put much effort into this review. And the fact of the matter is, I didn't. But that's because I wanted to reflect the amount of effort that was put into making North & South.