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North & South (ZX Spectrum)

North & South ZX Spectrum The Loading Screen.


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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.


North & South ZX Spectrum Long live Dixie.
North & South ZX Spectrum Using the upper part of a Fort level is quicker but you need to carefully jump over gaps
North & South ZX Spectrum The Union is down to 1 cavalry which is easily killed and the west is won.
North & South ZX Spectrum The Confederates are clearly winning the by the amount of flags on the map.

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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The Press Says

Crash! Feb, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Your Sinclair Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90


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1001 Video Games

North & South appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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.
Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) added North & South (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 10, 2004
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