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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 MSX The southern troops can try to conquer your fortresses too. In this case they failed.
North & South Atari ST The South failed to take over the fortress
North & South Amiga A confederate soldier kicked me off the railway wagon
North & South DOS Beginning a new game in January 1864. (EGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "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" -- US NES title
  • "Les Tuniques Bleues - Nord et Sud" -- Informal French title
  • "ノース & サウス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Superb French zaniness (although a tad short) Amiga Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4380)
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
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
N-Force NES Oct, 1992 40 out of 100 40
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 (17313), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Junryeong (32), totalgridlock (83), Martin Smith (63134), Terok Nor (18913) and koffiepad (10010)