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 ZX Spectrum The union don't take too kindly to you getting aboard.
North & South DOS Charge! (hercules graphic card)
North & South DOS Title screen (EGA)
North & South Atari ST You can stop them by using your knife or fists. Or send out the dogs or use explosives

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 (4361)
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
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 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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