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The Bluecoats: North vs South

Unofficial remake of a classic turn-based strategy from the era of 16-bit computers. The title was produced by Anuman Interactive's development studio. The player takes command of one side of the American Civil War and tries to tip the scales of victory to his advantage.

Strategy | turn-based | casual | American civil war | 2D | humorous | arcade elements | multiplayer | for 2 people | reeditions/remasters/remakes | 19th century | splitscreen

The Bluecoats: North vs South cover

developer: Appeal Studios

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

game release date:

07May2012

iOS

10May2012

PC

25Jul2013

AND

13Sep2016

PS3 X360

27Oct2020

Switch PS4 XONE

The Bluecoats: North vs South, released on PC, iOS, Switch and AND, is an attempt by French company Anuman Interactive to resurrect a hit straight from Amiga computers (500/600/1200).

Plot

As in the original, the game takes place in the American Civil War. The player has the opportunity to play the role of the commander of one side of the conflict - the North wearing blue uniforms or the South dressed in the grey - and try to help their side.

Mechanics

The game offers four campaigns differing in the initial distribution of forces on the map. Before starting the game, you can not only select a side but also set additional variables, such as Indian and Texan attacks and thunderstorms, which can stop the movement of units. The game takes place in turns and each player can move their troops by only one field - to the neighboring state. Entering territory occupied by enemy units opens a battle screen. The game has a real-time combat system.

The economic aspect plays an important role in the game. Control of states allows you to generate the resources needed to purchase new troops - infantry, cavalry or artillery - or additional assistance, such as more cannonballs, resistance to bad weather or invulnerability to Indian and Texan attacks. However, the money earned must be first safely transported by rail.

The game also features mini-games - an attack on the fort and attack on the train. The first one is an arcade on-rails shooter, in which our task is to eliminate enemy soldiers leaning out from behind various covers. In the second, the player can try to steal the gold transported by the opponent, which requires shooting train's defenders and avoid terrain obstacles.

Technical aspects

The Bluecoats: North vs South uses cartoon visuals reminiscent of the Lucky Luke animated series. The game also features humorous animations and a pleasant soundtrack.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-7300 4.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 750 or better
  • 3 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-8500 3.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better
  • 3 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
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