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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 NES The game features several playable scenarios
North & South NES Attempting to capture an enemy fort
North & South NES On-field battle action sequence
North & South NES Japanese title screen

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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

One of the first strategy games of its kind... Cormana6868 (16) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Play Time May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Player One Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games Jan 23, 2010 85 out of 100 85 Dec, 2012 B 75
Nintendo Power Magazine Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
The Review Busters 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
N-Force Oct, 1992 40 out of 100 40 Sep, 2005 2.4 out of 10 24


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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.
totalgridlock (93) added North & South (NES) on Feb 03, 2004
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