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

The Addams Family Gold (Special Collectors Edition)

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This game received 129 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.277 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #7 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.355

Artwork: 8.113

Sounds/Music: 7.915

Other Aspects: 8.387

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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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3 months ago
Still the BEST game of all time! There is a reason they made 20k of them. There is a reason it is still the most sought after game!

Same as the standard and just gold ROMs (which actually bring it down one notch due to randomness)
7 months ago
This is a fun game and would play it every time I would go to a location. Some things/gimmick animations delay the game play a bit for me. The first few times you see them, they are pretty cool. I wouldn't mind owning this as a filler pin as I would play it occasionally if it was in my collection, but others would likely want to play it because of the theme and the cool gimmicks. The collectors edition of this pin is "a little" better for the eye candy aspect and lighting.
10 months ago
Quirky and amazing, it won't please everyone but the Adams genre and those who love its style of playfield will never get tired of it. Interesting shots require loads of discipline too. But in the end it's not for me, maybe I'm just too young or too dumb because it seems to drag and the audio quality isn't great either.
1 year ago
This shouldn't be a separate listing from the normal game because there are only cosmetic differences.
2 years ago
it was a great game in 90's
but not a top for me today
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Get a regular TAF. No need to blow your wad on the small extras that can be easily modded.
2 years ago
Love the limited edition aspect. And just love the game play.
2 years ago
The original rules are better, but that's just a rom. I also like the coloured caps for the pop bumpers and blue parts over the gold, but given the extra for the gold, I think it balances out.

Special version of the best ever machine.
2 years ago
A classic PLD with incredible theme integration. This is a fun game to play once in a while, but owning it becomes tiresome. There are two ways to play for points -- tour the mansion or multiball jackpots. For a game with so much going on, just chasing those two goals gets boring. Between the regular ROMS and the SE ROMS, there are some differences in animations, sounds, and call outs, but not enough to really warrant a massive difference in the games. The SE is a collectors game based on price alone. Everyone else can get by saving a some cash with a regular one.
2 years ago
This game has stood the test of time.
2 years ago
Great game but I prefer the original. Not a big fan of the gold trim.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Classic and collectable
3 years ago
A great classic, I think the original version/roms is the one I would want for a keeper.
3 years 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.
3 years 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...
3 years 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.
3 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.
3 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!!!
3 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.
4 years ago
Nice gameplay, Sold over 20,000 for a reason.
4 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!
4 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
4 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.
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