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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 Amiga Battle: Both players duke it out until one unit is decimated or retreats.
North & South Atari ST The Civil War Begins
North & South DOS Stop this train immediately! (EGA)
North & South Atari ST Riding a train between the two train stations on the line

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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

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Questicle.net NES Dec, 2012 B 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Video Games NES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
The One Amiga Nov, 1989 68 out of 100 68

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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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