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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 DOS Get outta my way, Yankee! (CGA)
North & South Commodore 64 You've taken over a fort
North & South Amstrad CPC Your opponent can also try to conquer your fortress.
North & South DOS Be quick, you don't have much time for this. (EGA)

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 (416)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)
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
Play Time NES May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Player One NES Sep, 1992 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
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 721 out of 1000 72

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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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