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 Atari ST Let's conquer a fortress
North & South Amstrad CPC A train service will be run if you control the stations on both the ends the line.
North & South MSX You have plenty of time left.
North & South MSX Select what you want to do: conquer enemy land or launch an attack on enemy troops.

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
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Video Games NES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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