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North & South

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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 ZX Spectrum The overview map of the US which is used for planning your attacks.
North & South ZX Spectrum Title Screen.
North & South Amiga Make sure the train is always riding
North & South MSX The title screen.

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) Amiga Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 67
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1990 58 out of 100 58
The One for ST Games Atari ST May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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.
Contributed to by EboMike (3009), NGC 5194 (17300), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Junryeong (32), totalgridlock (83), Martin Smith (63062), Terok Nor (19553) and koffiepad (10003)