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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 You see what happens when the Mexican wakes up...
North & South Amstrad CPC Let's attack the Confederacy.
North & South Amiga Now move your units
North & South Amiga Reinforcements arrive by ship

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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 (416)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4351)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 721 out of 1000 72
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 67
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 4 out of 10 40
The One for Amiga Games Amiga 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.
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