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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 Confederates are clearly winning the by the amount of flags on the map.
North & South Amiga A confederate soldier kicked me off the railway wagon
North & South Commodore 64 Battle sequence - the C64 version has a lot less detailed graphics than the 16 bit versions.
North & South NES Japanese title screen

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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 (498)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4642)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Atari ST Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
Video Games NES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
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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