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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 DOS Opening screen with the language selection (CGA)
North & South Amiga Battle: Both players duke it out until one unit is decimated or retreats.
North & South Amiga A short scenario introduction
North & South Atari ST Battle field. Prevent the enemy crossing the bridge by destroying it

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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 (489)
Absolutely brilliant! DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
One of the first strategy games of its kind... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

Raze Atari ST Aug, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1989 84 out of 100 84
NES Center NES 2001 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1989 79 out of 100 79 Atari ST Mar 19, 2010 15 out of 20 75 NES Dec, 2012 B 75
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide NES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The One for Amiga Games Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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