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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 MSX The Infogrames logo.
North & South DOS Get ready, the battle is about to begin! (EGA)
North & South ZX Spectrum Jump over the TNT bundles.
North & South DOS Try to destroy the bridge while there are soldiers on it. (CGA)

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

ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83 Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 3.6 out of 5 72
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide NES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 4 out of 10 40


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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.
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