North & South

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ZX Spectrum
Atari ST
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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.


North & South Amiga Now move your units
North & South Atari ST The South failed to take over the fortress
North & South Commodore 64 The scenario for the game.  This various depending on the year chosen.
North & South Amiga Make sure the train is always riding

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
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82 DOS Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60
All Game Guide NES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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1001 Video Games

North & South appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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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