The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)

The Addams Family

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This game received 1039 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.569 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #7 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.647

Artwork: 8.436

Sounds/Music: 8.316

Other Aspects: 8.655

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This is "The Addams Family". The other version is: Addams Family Gold (Special Collectors Edition), The

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5 days ago
Such a classic game. The cross between the game and the theme is fantastic.
17 days ago
Classic game, would love to see a updated version or remake
18 days ago
I appreciate the significance of this game. Looks great, draws a variety of people in/many people remember it, a lot of innovation for game play. Just can't get into it personally.
20 days ago
One of my favorite games! Love playing this over and over again. My #2 Pinball Favorite!
20 days ago
I've played examples of this game that play good and bad. The bad ones make the game absolutely frustrating to play. The ones that play well make me want to buy one it plays so well. Running perfect with strong flippers and a waxed playfield this games is easy to shoot, and each easy shot is satisfying to hit. Because of that I give this game a high recommendation. But with weak flippers this game is nothing short of a frustrating chore to play.
33 days ago
The machine I played had LED upgrades that lit the play field perfectly. Great game. Love the flipper "finger snap" to the music.
35 days ago
this one grew as I got older..still most played in my opinion
39 days ago
I like this game a lot, it really has that 1 more play factor. Gotta love "Showtime" and unlike some people I love the chaos the magnet causes.
51 days ago
For a pin that was made in 1992 still holds strong to this day. It's the complete pinball machine and deserves to be in everyone's collection. I sold mine years ago, but I would LOVE to have one back. The theme is what does it for me along with the rules, music, lights and layout. There's so many unique things about this machine from The Thing's hand to the knocks in the cabinet, all very memorable stuff. This was the best selling pinball of all time, and yet it's hard to find one nowadays.
54 days ago
You know when you;re hanging out with your brother's group of older friends and they mention a really hot mom they have a crush on and you think to yourself "really? she's not that hot?" that's Addams Family for me. There has been many positive reviews which are valid, but I feel this pin shows its age. There are a lot of modes but are quite basic just like the toys on the playfield. However, I can see how this pin can be rated high as there is a lot going on but it feels old.
56 days ago
Really good sounds, play field layout, modes to complete. The subways/tunnels are cool. Thing toy is neat. There's not as much depth as I expected here and the animations aren't great. I wouldn't want to own this one. Doesn't make me come back to it. It was ahead of its time for sure
68 days ago
Such a great machine and my one regret was not buying it when I had the chance to at a reasonable price. Now I will just have to stumble upon one hopefully. Great machine, loads of fun to play, lots of interaction, good theme, good gimmicks. Just an over great machine that is a classic.
76 days ago
The Sistine chapel of pinball. This game, quite frankly, is the pinnacle of pinball perfection.
Find one, play one, and fall in love.
77 days ago
The second pin I brought! Loved the movie and the pin captures the character of the theme perfectly, the sounds and speech are top notch and the modes are pure Addams immersion. Great variety of shots and playfield gimmicks/toys from IT to the POWER, crossramp shots, scoops, magnets, ramps galore Addams has it all wrapped up in a wonderful theme!

If CGC & PPS ever do another remake after MMr & AFMr I hope to see Addams remake, I would love to experience a NIB Addams as I wasn't born to experience it the first time.
81 days ago
THE classic of the '90s. Simple to play, the multiball and the hand are really cool!
84 days ago
Addams Family offers a variety of shots and "special effects", but the overall flow of the game is a sort of surge then flail experience. I'm also not a fan of Thing flipping for me (because he's usually off - even though this feature can be disabled, you never know what you'll get on location). The chair scoop is a little too close to the flippers and some of the shots in the back are too obscured by all the crap on the field (the spinner, the other scoop, etc.). Finally, while "The Power" magnet is entertaining, it add too much randomness and broken momentum to be of any value.

I really think this game takes a special kind of player to appreciate - and I'm not him.
3 months ago
A fantastic layout and lots of great modes (especially seance). The main multiball is great, with an awesome light and sound show when it starts. The art package is decent, with a great backglass and good cabinet let down by a mediocre playfield.
The "wizard mode" is fun to work towards, but its payoff is pretty terrible. It would have been better if it awarded all the modes at once with a multiball instead of each mode sequentially, but that would have probably made for very uneven scoring.
3 months ago
Played on location. Fun game. The hand grabbing the ball is awesome!
3 months ago
Callouts for some reason stand out to me as a little underwhelming. Game of course is amazing. You can't have too many pops! Showing its age now codewise though.
3 months ago
Addictive..brilliant..unique..simply 1 of the best games I've ever played.
4 months ago
The design of the playfield is outstanding on its own merit. Multiple holes, ramps, extra flipper shots, with reasonable level of difficulty make for a good variety and challenge. Add the outstanding and lovable theme of The Addams Family and you have the recipe for the most profitable/popular pins of all time.

A primo game with artwork and theme to make it the best pin if you even casually like The Addams Family.
4 months ago
A fun, iconic machine.
4 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.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Is the only pinball i have in my house (the rest are in the garage). Simply the best for me in my collection.
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