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North & South

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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 DOS Beginning a new game in January 1864. (EGA)
North & South DOS Jumping to the next railway waggon. (CGA)
North & South Amstrad CPC Let's try to conquer the fortress currently held by the Confederacy.
North & South MSX You have plenty of time left.

Alternate Titles

  • "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
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
NES Archives NES Feb 17, 2009 B- 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60


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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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