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 DOS You can't move an army that is in a storm. (EGA)
North & South Amstrad CPC There is a limited time frame to conquer the fortress.
North & South DOS Let's rob that train... (EGA)
North & South DOS Well done, soldier! (EGA)

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

ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
The One Amiga Nov, 1989 68 out of 100 68
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 67
NES Archives NES Feb 17, 2009 B- 67

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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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