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 Amstrad CPC The battle field. You got cannons and soldiers.
North & South NES The game map allows you to move units around the battle front
North & South DOS A battle is about to begin... (EGA)
North & South Amstrad CPC The title screen.

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

ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
NES Archives NES Feb 17, 2009 B- 67
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 60 out of 100 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

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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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