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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 MSX You hit that southern bastard hard!
North & South NES On-field battle action sequence
North & South MSX To let the trains ride you need to own both train stations on the rail track.
North & South Amiga A confederate soldier kicked me off the railway wagon

Alternate Titles

  • "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
  • "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 (4380)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 721 out of 1000 72
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 04, 2005 4 out of 6 67

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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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