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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 NES The game map allows you to move units around the battle front
North & South ZX Spectrum Punching the enemy on the chin results in them being shot skywards out of the Fort.
North & South ZX Spectrum Make it to the driver and the train is yours.
North & South MSX The North and the South are at war.

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 (4354)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 721 out of 1000 72
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 67
NES Archives NES Feb 17, 2009 B- 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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