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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 Battle! (Tandy)
North & South MSX A troop build up! Two or more troops combined. Recognizable due to the cannon balls next to the soldier on the south-west of the screen.
North & South MSX To let the trains ride you need to own both train stations on the rail track.
North & South Amiga Reinforcements arrive by ship

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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 (4646)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Player One NES Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1989 721 out of 1000 72
The Review Busters NES 2009 7.25 out of 10 72
Video Games NES Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70

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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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