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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 Atari ST Riding a train between the two train stations on the line
North & South ZX Spectrum The Confederates attack a Union fort.
North & South ZX Spectrum Jump over the TNT bundles.
North & South ZX Spectrum Inside the fort you need to dodge knives thrown by Union soldiers.

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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

Superb French zaniness (although a tad short) Amiga Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (487)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Atari ST Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Player One NES Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84 Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Video Games NES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play DOS Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60


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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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