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North & South

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
71
3.1
Commodore 64
...
2.9
DOS
...
3.5
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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 DOS Main menu (CGA)
North & South MSX Select what you want to do: conquer enemy land or launch an attack on enemy troops.
North & South Amstrad CPC An army unit can not be moved if a storm cloud is located above them.
North & South DOS Hold the cursor over an army for more info. (CGA)

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 (4362)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Player One NES Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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