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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 The Confederacy is attacking the Union
North & South Amstrad CPC Let's try to conquer the fortress currently held by the Confederacy.
North & South DOS Let's try to conquer this fortress. (EGA)
North & South DOS Heh, you missed! (EGA)

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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 (4351)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 96 out of 100 96
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Play Time NES May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Zero Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The One for ST Games Atari ST May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameCola.net NES Sep, 2005 2.4 out of 10 24

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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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