North and South

  • Infogrames

  • FormatVideo Game
  • TypeStrategy and action
  • SystemMicrocomputer

Civil war is a terrible thing, pitting neighbours and families against one another. The rot of war effects civilians and military alike and everything is punctuated with an air of paranoia. 

A great game when played alone, but of course is best enjoyed with another human opponent.

The American civil war was certainly no exception but Infograms helps us find the lighter side of the atrocities that you never knew existed with North & South. A great game when played alone, but of course is best enjoyed with another human opponent.

Blending the winning formula of strategy and action and adding a large dash of cartoon humour, you must move your armies around the map of the USA to gain control of the key ports, fortifications and railheads to keep the cash and reinforcements coming until the victor is decided when one side controls the whole map.

The strategy turns to warfare as you play as field commander when the opposing sides clash over a territory. At your disposal are Cavalry, who on your command will charge with swords flailing. They're a one use asset but devastatingly effective so must be used wisely. Artillery pieces are a powerful commodity but have limited ammo and make for an easy target. Finally, the backbone of the army, the infantry, who move in formation and whose volleys are devastating at short range. 

The battlefield has scant cover and some key locations to control to add a bit of brain to the action.

Intercepting the enemy's supplies or capturing strongholds can be rewarding, but you have to earn it by running the gauntlet along the train roof or along the battlements while the other player takes pot shots at you.

Although it may sound like a mismatch genre, everything is presented in the lightest possible way, where war becomes a world of silly noises, slapstick humour and daft tunes: and it works a treat.

Review By Andy Pryer - follow on twitter as @clammylizard

Amiga Long Play - North & South
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  • Infogrames

  • FormatVideo Game
  • TypeStrategy and action
  • SystemMicrocomputer

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