The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)

The Addams Family

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This game received 1081 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.571 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #8 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.646

Artwork: 8.441

Sounds/Music: 8.31

Other Aspects: 8.658

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

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24 days ago
This is my all time favorite from my younger days. The buildup for multiball (plus having a couple multiball options) has you super excited as it gets ready to start. The constant dialogue during the playing sounds as if they are as excited as you to play "Get the extra ball"..........."Now you've done it......" I get chills just thinking about the sound and excitement of this one!
30 days ago
This game does such an amazing job in recreating the movie. The movie is fun and lighthearted with great dialogue and that’s exactly what comes across when playing this wonderful pinball game. So many scenes are recreated. OK, the kids don’t play a role, but otherwise.
Thing coming out of the red box to grab the ball – sure it slows gameplay down, but I enjoy thinking about what people must have thought when seeing that for the first time – and it’s a chance to relax my hands. And Thing is just one of many interactive toys – the moving bookshelves, thing flips, the magnets.
Rulewise you are either collecting mansion rooms (each one kicks off some event – either a timed mode, a frenzy, one of several 2-ball mulitball modes or you get points). While you’re working on this you are working your way towards the main 3-multiball – with the jackpots off the upper flipper – this is always challenging.
35 days ago
Addams family is fun game it has great sounds and music, great theme, and good artwork but after a while the game kinda gets repetitive.
52 days ago
Just a flat out classic
57 days ago
Addams is the game that showed me that the experience of pinball could be truly magical. In many ways, it was as though the very movie came to life before my very eyes, but in an expanded and brilliant new way. A special game and genuine keeper.
58 days ago
Used to me my #1 favorite. One of the best all time.
61 days ago
Fun Game. When I first got it looking at the playfield it looks like there isn't much there. But when you actually play the game it is a lot of fun. Thing is a cool toy as is the bookshelf and electric chair. The music is a little blah and sound bytes are ok. It is a classic game and for good reason but not my favorite game in my collection.
62 days ago
There's a reason this is the most sold pin of all time. It was some great shots and cool toys like thing in the back of the playfield. The rules are nothing too special, but it's always satisfying to get tour the mansion, and completing it is quite the challenge. Memorable callouts and the Addams Family theme help the game too. A classic game.
65 days ago
Wauw what a game to play! Love The Thing which steal your ball. Nice speed and trick shots
84 days ago
Classic game. Unusual play field with some truly innovative features. "Thing" is a fun toy, and the vault, electric chair and ramps are fun. This isn't an easy game by any means, but once you understand the goals, and get into a groove, it's easy to see why this one is so popular. Most arcades feature it, and people love to own it. I grew up playing this machine when I began playing pinball in my 20's. The only reason I wouldn't buy one is that it's so familiar to me. Great game.
84 days ago
This machine is very nostalgic to me. I remember playing it in arcades and bowling alleys. The theme integration is almost perfect! I remember being amazed by the magnets when the power was activated!
86 days ago
A classic machine, one of favorites with Twilight Zone and Indiana Jones
87 days ago
Simply a Classic. This was onsite at a pub where I used to frequent and got played to bits. Hadnt played on in years but found one on site not long ago and put a few dollars in. Still such was such an awesome machine at the time and stands the test of time. Plenty to do and easy to understand rules with some great toys. Nailing ramps shot after ramp shot is fun. The theme is integrated and fit perfectly. On the look out for a machine for home now!
88 days ago
Its an ok machine, some of the audio is good, some is repetitive. Lots of hard shots, but overall its ok
3 months ago
What hasn't been said about Addams. Probably the best game ever. Yes it's better than TZ, MM, TOM, etc.
3 months ago
What more can you say... its a classic!
3 months ago
This is one of my favorite games of all time. Great theme. Great sound. It's a very fun game that keeps your interest. The playfield is crazy. Thing gives everyone a hand! Good rules within the game. This definitely deserves top 10. Wish I had the $ to own one!
3 months ago
There is no other game like this one. Wide body, lots of flippers and shots. It's overwhelming. Really a unique classic.
3 months ago
One of the all time best
3 months ago
One of the first DMD machines with stunning features, cool animations and some really nice shots. I am not a big Addams Family enthusiast, but the pinball machine has something that fascinates me every single time. From my point of view, the hand is the best feature. Game also has a cool topper!
4 months ago
That hand is so creepy.
4 months ago
Fun game, I've played it at several different locations. Though pretty much everyone I have seen has been in rough shape to some degree, which I'm sure took away from the gameplay value. Like a lot of lawlor games I know you have to get multiball in order to rack up some descent points. There are other ways to get points, but not many that are as fast or safe. This is a great title, but definitely not my favorite lawlor design by any stretch.
Maybe one day I'll find a good one that will change my mind.
5 months ago
One of my uncles has owned this game for 12+ years, so between his machine and other Addams Family machines I've played, I've played this game countless times. Definitely one of the greatest games out there so far and deserves a place in the Top 10. Very fun and funny. Good rule set -- plenty to do, with satisfying rewards for doing them. Great implementation of theme. Excellent "Thing" gimmicks, bookcase concept, and other adaptations from the theme. Entertaining voice-overs, call-outs, and sounds. Not much to complain seriously about with this game.
5 months ago
This is probably the most perfect execution of a theme in Pinball history. The entire package perfectly reflects the zany, spooky Addams Family, with great custom voice work and music. The layout is one of Lawlor's best, good shots that can occasionally be unforgiving. There are plenty of modes, plenty of multiballs, and lots to do for the more seasoned player. Definitely one of my favourite games, and even though I bump into it quite often as so many were made, I will always give it a few plays!
5 months ago
All time classic. I think this is the first truly great pinball game, the first one that really gets exciting. I like older machine, but they never really got your heart going. We had this machine at an old office where I worked years ago, so I have an affinity for it that may color my rating. I still love it, though.
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