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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 Amstrad CPC Running a train service makes you money, to buy new troops.
North & South ZX Spectrum The Confederate leader spots the enemy signalling a battle.
North & South NES You can increase your budget by robbing the train
North & South MSX Language selection and programming credits.

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 (4388)
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
Player One NES Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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