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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 DOS Get outta my way, Yankee! (CGA)
North & South Atari ST Game options Screen
North & South ZX Spectrum The red tinge gives the impression of a night battle.
North & South Commodore 64 Main Menu

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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
N-Force NES Oct, 1992 40 out of 100 40

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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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