North & South

aka: Les Tuniques Bleues - Nord et Sud, North & South: Wakuwaku Nanboku Sensō, North and South, North and South: Wakuwaku Nanboku Sensō
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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.


  • ノース アンド サウス わくわく南北戦争 - Japanese (NES) media spelling
  • ノース&サウス わくわく南北戦争 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Amiga version)

17 People (14 developers, 3 thanks)

Principal program and organisation
Strategy program
Arcade games
Graphics, animations and gags
Music, sound FX and anthems
Animated sequences program
Roughs, artwork, manual
Pitched battle conception
Press contact
Our thanks to the authors
Title Screen Art



Average score: 73% (based on 46 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 104 ratings with 3 reviews)

Superb French zaniness (although a tad short)

The Good
Fun, fun, fun! This game is pure silly fun! Lots of silly (but fun!) sub-games and a little bit of strategy to boot. Excellent with two-players!

The Bad
Far, far, far too short. You can win or lose a game within 15 minutes (at least against the computer) and some sub-games need to be more balanced (hi-jacking the train and stealing the fort).

The Bottom Line
So much you'll overlook its short comings!

Amiga · by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (476) · 2003

One of the first strategy games of its kind...

The Good
It's the first game like it that I saw. I would say probably a good model game for all those nowaday games that use strategically placed minions and potent thought-out strikes to win. It was incredibly fun as well, especially when your opponent sent his cavalry against your infantry (AKA ...a slaughter).

The Bad
Tiny little guys, no actual fight scenes, blood, guts, etc...but strategy is what made this game fun. Also the cheesy little animations weren't that great, like when you'd hijack a train.

The Bottom Line
Really fun and entertaining, even to those that don't like those nowaday games I mentioned before. Simple, relatively easy gameplay, and great for versus battles with friends or relatives who are videogame inclined.

NES · by Cormana6868 (12) · 2004

Absolutely brilliant!

The Good
This game is the epitome of what made late '80s Amiga games great; take an essentially simple concept, decorate with great graphics and terrific music, throw in a bizarre twist and you've got yourself an addictive game that will last for decades. As proof I present myself - I still play this game (both PC and Amiga versions) to this day, 12 years later...

Graphics? Ya got it. Even on CGA the game looks awesome, but VGA is heartily recommended. Music? Yup - PC speaker, but still fun.

But most important: gameplay! Much ass does this game kick. Starting with the psuedo-strategic element (troop placement and movement is important, but not critical, to the game); then there's the excellent battle system -- the computer has an unfair edge? So what! It's stupid. Kick it in the nads! Add to the mix some interesting platform action when you take the train, a crazy indian that on occasion runs amock killing troops, a sailboat with reinforcements and a lightning cloud and you've got yourself one of the craziest and most addictive games ever to see the light of day on the PC.

In case you didn't get it, just play the game - it rocks!

The Bad
Nosireebob, not a thing.

The Bottom Line
A terrific game, one that'll live forever. Play it. Love it. Smoke pot.

DOS · by Tomer Gabel (4539) · 2002


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.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Terok Nor.

Amiga added by EboMike. Windows added by Plok. Commodore 64 added by Rebound Boy. ZX Spectrum added by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker. Atari ST added by Supaiku. NES added by totalgridlock. Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith. MSX added by koffiepad.

Additional contributors: MAT, Hervé Piton, formercontrib, Garcia, Ƒreddƴ, FatherJack.

Game added July 14th, 2002. Last modified September 2nd, 2023.