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The Bluecoats: North vs South

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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?
Release date
Anuman Interactive
Little World Studio
Appeal Studio
Appeal Studios
Microids, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • 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

System requirements for PC

  • 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

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2

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Win three times in a row in difficult mode
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Capture the five forts in a single game
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The Bluecoats: North vs South reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Based on the old North & South, the Game Mechanics and also the Look are similar, but the Mini-games did not really dismiss the old Charm. In the Battles you no longer have to press the Bar for the Removal of the Cannon and also the original Choice between I now control my Cavalry and define all on one Level or yet the Cannon or even better the Infantry is eliminated, since you only have to Point and click sets the Target and the Rest do the Troops alone. A bit more Heartbreak, a good Soundtrack and a little more playful Entitlement and it would have become the wonderful Pastime of old again. Unfortunately, however, somehow "Tablet-ized" and oversimplified.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I was very happy to be able to play this old Classic again. After all, the last Time I picked this Game at that time was certainly 20 years ago. So of course it was installed diligently and shortly afterwards I was very disappointed. The Game has been 25 Years old and still better than this Reboot. The Mini-games were totally dirty. In this Reboot there are only 2 Variants: The Train raid, in which you have to shoot down Enemies and avoid stones and Branches, as well as the Forest topor, which is reminiscent of bog chicken With Cover function. In the past you had a really Fun to make these Games, you ran through the Fort as a small Bluecoat and had to arrive at the End of the Level before the Clock without being killed by the Conveyors. As built in a good Arcade game, it was always Fun. The new one is a Joke. On the normal World Map, they have at least remained true to the Original. The Soldiers now have an ugly 3D Look, but this is probably also more a question of Taste. But Alternative maps would also have been interesting Here, in which the Train Stations vary a bit. At least that would have been ghabt a Replay Factor. The Fight is different again than in the Original. There they usually steered one of the Troops and the Rest took over the AI. Now you just use the Mouse and click all your Armies around. Even the Firing Range of the Artillery is no longer determined by the Hold, but you just click on the Enemy and they shoot exactly as far as it is necessary. Of course, there is also a 2 Player mode. Unfortunately, however, it is not really worth mentioning either, because this one, Too, is Table-oriented. There are not even proper Battles on the same PC. These are then always simply simulated-not even on the Battle map, but simply as Numbers. I advise you seriously heart to buy. You will not be able to do the Game for more than 2 hours. Emulate the old North vs South, you'll have more Fun.
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