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North & South

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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.


North & South DOS Only one cannon left. (EGA)
North & South NES Title screen
North & South Amiga The battle is about to begin
North & South DOS Sturm on fort

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 (4353)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
The One Amiga Nov, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1990 58 out of 100 58
GameCola.net NES Sep, 2005 2.4 out of 10 24


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1001 Video Games

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


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.
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