The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)

The Addams Family

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This game received 1054 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.567 /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: 8.648

Artwork: 8.434

Sounds/Music: 8.318

Other Aspects: 8.65

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

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7 days 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!
24 days ago
That hand is so creepy.
30 days 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.
56 days 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.
57 days 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!
60 days ago
Also a great classic!
64 days 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.
80 days ago
A real classic! Theres always someting special when you start it up! A magic feeling!
84 days ago
This pin may be more fun than any other pin that I have ever played. One key thing with this pin, is that it HAS to be well maintained. A tournament level AF is as close to perfect as you can come to heaven on Earth. You should be able to hit the Bear Kicks ramp from the right flipper. This will enable you to max out the Bear Kicks at 99, and max out your score. Lighting the entire Mansion is probably the highlight of this pin, and the most difficult achievement. Awesome pin. It could (and maybe should) be #1.
85 days ago
If you've seen the film you know they couldn't have done better with a game. If you haven't seen it, you'll still love this machine for it's lastability. So many fun shots, so many callouts.
3 months ago
Great game, big fun factor. theme is right. magnets are bizar. great design
3 months ago
live thus game. magnets make it a bit unfair to a skilled player but lots of fun when playing with friends.
3 months ago
This game has a great variety of shots and modes. The rules are easy to understand and the shots are quite satisfying. It's a classic. This is one of the must have pin for every collector at some point in time.
3 months ago
Awesome game
4 months ago
Such a classic game. The cross between the game and the theme is fantastic.
4 months ago
Always a fun title, great machine to add mods to. Have always liked the call outs and effects. Played it a lot when it first came out and will always loved the "Showtime" music.
4 months ago
Classic game, would love to see a updated version or remake
4 months 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.
4 months ago
One of my favorite games! Love playing this over and over again. My #2 Pinball Favorite!
4 months 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.
5 months ago
The machine I played had LED upgrades that lit the play field perfectly. Great game. Love the flipper "finger snap" to the music.
5 months ago
this one grew as I got older..still most played in my opinion
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
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