1861. The Civil War has been declared in the United States. Two clans are fighting: The abolitionist Union and the pro-slavery Confederates. NORTH vs SOUTH is inspired from THE BLUE COATS comic book. You'll relive the biggest events of this battle with Sergeant Chesterfield and Corporal Butch.
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Mixed (145 reviews) - 43% of the 145 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 10, 2012

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In the colorful strategy game NORTH vs SOUTH, you play the head of one of the armies of the Civil War. Your aim is to conquer American territory.
This is a remastered version of the game that was released in 1990, with improved graphics and user-friendliness that are up to current standards.

Head up the Yankees or Confederates, and destroy your enemy! Taking up positions, capturing states, assaulting and capturing enemy forts, attacking trains and protecting your railroads . . . you'll have to deal with everything! Capture the port to use the reinforcements coming from Europe. Protect yourself from storms and be wary of those Indians in the war and those Mexican bandits . . . if you don't, you'll be in trouble!

To come out in one piece, you'll have to master taking turns, armed battles in real time, 1 against 30 shoot-outs, and horseback train chases.

Whether you play alone or with others, the objective is the same - emerge victorious from these eventful combats!

Key Features:

  • This cult game from 1990 has been remastered with excellent graphics and is more user friendly.
  • Relive the Civil War in the universe of the Blue Coats
  • Dynamic and strategic battles
  • Several mini games that vary the tempo of the battles (real-time battles, train attacks, fort assaults . . . )
  • Parameters you can change to your liking! Calm or savagery?

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Processor 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.4 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Processor 1.3 GHz
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Didn't play the Amiga version. Enjoyed this one but with few frustrations:

- defending / attacking fort is extremely hard, because this game feels like a mobile-to-PC port, a button in the left bottom corner should be pressed in order to hide. Combining this button press with aiming using a mouse is extremely uncomfortable and leads to inaccurate clicks... There is no way to map a keyboard key

- because of the fort issue, absolute win may take too much of rounds with repeating fort attacks which becomes repetitive and annoying. For instance, from my second try it took me 21 rounds to win where 7 last rounds were spent by just trying to capture opponent's last fort

After all, a nice little game with somewhat unpolished gameplay.
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178 of 200 people (89%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
If you remember yourself playing this on amiga with a buddy and controller, manually controlling your troops in epic battles THEN SKIP THIS VERSION.
Clicking the units and selecting a target for them to go and attack all by themselves, hardly being able to control them precisely? No thanks...

Note to self:
Read reviews and comments before buying games, even when they're on sale
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79 of 92 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2015
Back in the days North and South was totally awesome. THIS game here is missing 99% of the funny parts (poke that bum and hear him giggle) and the great soundtrack/music. Plays like a 0.99 cent game they puked out for mobile phones or something. Battles are no fun, maybe they would be a bit better with that hilarious noises the soldiers used to make. Bitterly disappointed. If you know the original, do not buy this...not even on sale. *switching on the emulator, listening to the charging cavalry blowing their horns*
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89 of 115 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
It's a clone of the Amiga/NES game but without any of the fun. Game sucks, not worth the $2.50 I paid for it.
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90 of 123 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
I loved this game on Amiga, but they've destroyed it, the controls are horrible. And the new minigames are boring..
Dont buy.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2015
I played this on the Atari ST many many years ago. Seeing it is a fraction of what I paid for the game back when it came out in the 80s, I snapped it up.

Field battles
The controls are very strange on the PC, and doesn't feel as fluid as when I played it on the Atari ST all those years ago. In fact the controls during the land battles is odd, as in this version you select your unit (cannon, calvary or infantry) and then select an enemy unit and then let it "psuedo" auto attack.... you maintain full control over the movement of your last unit you clicked but you can not manually attack with it, it has to auto attack the enemy unit you clicked on if it is in range.

Train Highjacking/Defence
This seems to be changed slightly, instead of jumping onto the train and running along the top to get to the engine, you now stay on a horse, riding along side the train shooting the defenders on the train and ducking under trees or jumping over rocks.

Fort Defence/Attack
They changed this entirely, no longer is it the platform game where you ran along the walls of the fort beating the defenders, it's a shooting range where you have to shoot a number of targets to win. These targets will duck in and out of cover.

For back in the day when computer power was limited this was a good game for its' day... however given the advancements in strategy and action games over the last three decades. The gameplay in this is very simple compared to what we have available in recent years. It would probably be something you give to a young child to play or introduce to strategy games rather than throw them in the deep end with something like civilization.

Although nice to be reminded of childhood games and be able to play them once again, this version leaves me just wanting to get an emulator and run that version instead.

And yeah it left out all the goofy music too!
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41 of 56 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2015
This is not the same game which I remember from Amiga. Is a simplified, disappointing and boring. Don't waste your money...
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2015
A modern retouching of the game North & South. The original came out around the time that I was born and I remember playing it often with my dad and uncles when I was very young. Much of the gameplay is very similar, though a few aspects have been modified or added to the game.

The most obvious change is the graphic quality of the game. As it was always a game based on humor, the new graphics work well and do not detract from the game in any way.

The economic system still works mostly the same as it used to, owning two separate train stations allows a train to go between them at the end of your turn to generate gold for your treasury. However, now instead of acquiring a new unit after filling your safe, you have a store that you can purchase from. This store includes new units (half the price that they were in the original), protection from Indian and Mexican attacks, protection from storms, and additional ammunition for your cannons in battle.

Combat seems to have been overhauled and simplified, however, which is my main complaint with the game. No longer do you bounce between using direct control over your units trying to outmaneuver your opponent, now it's simply giving commands with the mouse as if it were an RTS. This removes a significant amount of the skill that played a massive role in the original. Taking a fort has changed as well. Instead of, for lack of a better term, playing a 2D platformer beat-em-up to get from one side of the fort to the other to raise your flag, you now sit in a single position hiding behind cover and popping up to shoot enemies until none of them are left. These systems are not neccessarily bad, but may steal a little bit of the nostalgia from the old game if that's why you picked it up.

All in all, the game is a simple, board game like game that can be played locally against a friend. I recommend it as a fun, casual experience, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for something hardcore.
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2015
Way to easy compared to the original on Amiga and NES, will not recommend it if you want it for nostalgic reasons, but if you havent tried the original i think you will enjoy this a little more then i did
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2015
I must admit. I had much higher hopes about this game...

But I must warn you before you buy it.
The difficulty is easy enough for a two year old to continue winning... There's no competition what so ever. :/
And the length of this game... Wow... Don't get me started. A game lasts about 3 min, unless you decide to give the enemy a chance, and drag the game out. But what's the point?

I could've spend my money much better this time.

I hope they do implement some more features, to maybe make the game abit harder, and maybe make a game last just a tad longer. Because this is ridiculous.

Eitherway, it's a bit like the old Amiga "North and South" game. Although it's much shorter, much easier and well... The mini games isn't really that fun.

I wouldn't recommend the game, but then again.. If you don't know the old North and South, and like this type of games, then buy it. If you know the old game, and wanna keep that precious memory, then DO NOT BUY!

Because this game will ruin any good memory you had of the amiga version of this game.

I'll give it 2/10.

Only for the graphics and well... Graphics and the idea.

TL;DR - Don't buy it. Save your money.
It's too easy, too short and not really that fun.
2/10 is all I'm gonna give it.
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El Tamago Suca
4.1 hrs
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
This is basically just a collection of minigames strung together into a game about the American Civil War. All of the minigames are not fun to play and of course, history is not accurately represented properly in any way.

Also, for whatever reason the easier AI is represented by all of the confederate soldiers being black (playing as the Union against the Confederates) while on hard difficulty all of the confederate soldiers are represented by old white guys with white beards and tobacco pipes.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: June 5
Nice little game for some quick entertainment.

Bought this mainly due to sentiment, played this with my friend on Amiga when I was in primary school. Still the same nice experience, worth recommending if someone likes to enjoy a small but fun game.
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M ore N oob
8.5 hrs
Posted: March 17
MY childhood memories was destroyed. Does nok get anywhere near the original
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=DEIN= Panza (シド)
0.6 hrs
Posted: March 13
If my Atari ST keyboard / controller weren't broken, I would probably still play on it.
I played this daily for hours with my friends, great game back then!
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1.5 hrs
Posted: March 3
Missing the fun of the old NES version that I loved to play. The battles/minigame are best automatically resolved trying to play those is just too frustrating. Dissappointed, continued playing to get cards and hope it grows on me, but it falls short.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: February 1
Rush buy for nostalagia. Horrible in execution.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: January 31
horrible... there is no game. Its just a mock up of what used to be an amazing game.

do not buy this game. Its just a money grab -_-
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0.7 hrs
Posted: January 30
Nice. Played it on the Amiga 500. Was fun then still is :)

Original was better in that classic way tho.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: January 15
Is a great game for kids. It feels basic. The graphics take on a cartoon theme similar to the comics, with bright colors and exaggerated facial features. As well animations are decent.
It lacks multiplayer option and the screen keeps a 4:3 ratio and gives you decorated borders on the sides(which is annoying to me).

Decent for iOS but frankly not worth it for PC.
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