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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 ZX Spectrum Select which side of the conflict you want to be on.
North & South DOS A small battle (EGA)
North & South DOS Opening screen with the language selection (CGA)
North & South NES Attempting to capture an enemy fort

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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 (498)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4645)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 96 out of 100 96
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Aug, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
Questicle.net NES Dec, 2012 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 74 out of 100 74
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
The One Amiga Nov, 1989 68 out of 100 68
GameCola.net NES Sep, 2005 2.4 out of 10 24

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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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