The Addams Family Gold (Special Collectors Edition) (Bally, 1994)

The Addams Family Gold (Special Collectors Edition)

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This game got 173 approved ratings and currently scores 8.113 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #29 in the Pinside Ranking.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.266

Artwork: 7.986

Sounds/Music: 7.745

Other Aspects: 8.245

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There are multiple version of this game

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "The Addams Family Gold (Special Collectors Edition)". The other version is: Addams Family, The (regular version)

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6 months ago
it was a great game in 90's
but not a top for me today
7 months ago
Overall a great pin, but there's no point in blowing stacks more to get the Gold Version as the regular Addams Family can be easily modded into a Gold SCE.
10 months ago
Get a regular TAF. No need to blow your wad on the small extras that can be easily modded.
1 year ago
Love the limited edition aspect. And just love the game play.
1 year ago
This game has stood the test of time.
1 year ago
Great game but I prefer the original. Not a big fan of the gold trim.
1 year ago
The super fun game. Nice sound, excellent play, good looks. I am still finding new tricks. It never be repetitive or boring. The people that made this game clearly had a good time and did put all creativity in it without looking at the budget.
1 year ago
Classic and collectable
1 year ago
A great classic, I think the original version/roms is the one I would want for a keeper.
1 year ago
The Addams Family is a really popular early 90's machine. The Gold version has awesome gold additions to the cabinet and a few extras. Deep ruleset and all the Addams Family goodness from the standard version machine. Seems to rates highly, consistently. Toys are good but for some reason i wanted more of them or something. The sounds are great and the fun factor is high, especially for fans of that creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family. Not my favourite machine but it gives you sense of build quality and captures the theme well. Very loved by lots of people - i need to play it more often. A well thought out machine with a big fan base. Plus a very good effort for 1994.
1 year ago
Fun game, but I have played many more games, just as fun for half the price or less. Over inflated price for this game, give me 2 or even 3 games for this one...
1 year ago
TAF started mode based pinball for the DMD era with great modes like "Tunnel Hunt", "Seance" and "Raise the Dead". The playfield layout of this game is near perfect. Pinheads and non pinball players know of and love this game. The magnets really make this one special. Every game can seem fresh not knowing how the balls will react when "The Power" is on. The multiball start light show is still one of the best ever, only the one in MB is better IMO. The game is a bit too easy for good players, and it is starting to show its age against titles like Tron and AC/DC. *Gold version adds in extra animations, sound and rewards. This improves the games playability from the original release. The gold plastic on the jets, thing box etc. is extremely ugly compared to the nice colors of the original.
2 years ago
The gold just doesn't look as good to me. I still want a Addams, but sorry.. not the gold.
Just my own taste.
2 years ago
Overall one of the machines I have spent the most time with that I have not completely "mastered"...mainly because there is not one locally that I can play on a regular basis. Other than that, I give this machine the ratings that I do based on pure FUN! I often utter the word "GREED" in a certain manner during real life conversations in a manner that represents the machine!!!
2 years ago
TAF is one of the most significant machines in pinball history, but Gold ROMs make the game more random and "gold" things on the playfield are ugly yellow compared to the original design. I prefer the original model.
2 years ago
Nice gameplay, Sold over 20,000 for a reason.
2 years ago
A very solid classic pinball machine. I have never understood why such a different rate between the regular machine and the collector one! it's the same game!
2 years ago
Had the chance to play a TAFG last summer and TAF is my all time fave pin so I loved getting to play a Gold, actually is the first pin my daughter ever played also
2 years ago
Great game with really varied gameplay, and a lot of great shots. Objectives are clear, and can be challenging to attain.

The theme doesn't really do it for me - I don't really dig the Addams Family like most people do. That said, the execution is good, considering.
2 years ago
Truly a great game. Worth a dollar play. I consider the layout of this game very nearly perfect. Excellent array of shots, ramps, moving parts. There is something about the gold edition that feels smoother about the play. This is the type of machine one can play for hours a day, days a week.
3 years ago
The Addams Family is one of the best designs of the 90's DMD generation (or any generation for that matter). Period. Testament to this design is that it is still on location 20+ years later, making money and the operators won't sell them.

The Pros:
Instead of spinning discs... we have the (magnetic) power! Love it or hate it... it's there. Great shots from all sides. A skillshot requiring skill. Starting multiball and touring the mansion are always a thrill! You think you are playing a great game and then BAM!.. you get worked. You struggle and flounder on your next game and you can't help it. You're hooked.

The Cons:
The train target is worthless. Would have been a great shot if it was a loop! I don't care for the random Cousin it award/score. I know this is part of the "Gold" package, but I think the original software is better. But these are minor design flaws ("Gold" features). The game's greatness is heads and shoulders above most others. I prefer the standard rules over the "Gold" roms that add random Cousin IT awards from the chair and the swamp. EARN THOSE POINTS!

The Takeaway:
A great game for all (SHOW) time. Pat Lawlor and his amazingly talented team knocked it out of the park on this one. I could talk about it more and more, but chances are, there are other pin-heads out there who can elaborate on this great deck even more eloquently than I possibly could. Play it. Get it in your gameroom if you can. Fortunately, they made over 20k of them.

I finally got one in the stable. I kept the standard roms in it. This game embodies the "one more game" quality better than any other table that I can think of. You find yourself dancing to the game's theme song and snapping your fingers away as the game ends.

OK... one more game!

THIS is the reason why it embodies the DMD era of pinball games. This deck is hard to stop playing. This is what operators want. Make a few modifications and tighten the tilt on this deck... it's a PAPA qualifier. Ease up on the adjustments and this can be a great game for the kids and anyone else who wants to have a nice and relaxing game. The charm of this deck is immediate and long lasting. Play on!

3 years ago
TAFG is my favorite of all my pins, it has all the fun you expect from a pinball machine, plays fast, and has a cool rule set. I can't wait for the color DMD to come out for it.
3 years ago
The original "Addams" but with more stuff. Just as good, if not better than the original.
3 years ago
Of course a SE was going to be made of the best selling pin of all time.
3 years ago
Don't like the gold colored jet caps but they are easily replaced. The gold bookcase and Thing box doesn't matter much to me either since I would put the aftermarket decals on them. I like the extra sound bites of the Gold ROMs but not the Cousin It's Hideout awards. I also prefer the blue colored cabinet art. Other wise it is not much different from the original.
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