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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 Let's rob that train... (EGA)
North & South MSX You have plenty of time left.
North & South MSX You conquered the enemy's fortress! Congratulations!
North & South Amstrad CPC Conquered the fortress. Good job!

Promo Images

North & South Magazine Advertisement

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 (487)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Player One NES Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
The Video Game Critic NES Jul 04, 2020 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
NES Archives NES Feb 17, 2009 B- 67
All Game Guide NES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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