North & South

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
...
2.9
ZX Spectrum
...
3.3
Atari ST
71
3.1
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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 ZX Spectrum The Infogrames logo in all its animated glory.
North & South Amstrad CPC The Civil War broke out between The Union and The Confederacy.
North & South Atari ST The South failed to take over the fortress
North & South ZX Spectrum A Union soldier changes the Confederate flag back the the Stars and Stripes.

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

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
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
All Game Guide NES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The One for ST Games Atari ST May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameCola.net NES Sep, 2005 2.4 out of 10 24

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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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