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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a pinball machine from March 1992, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Co. and designed by Pat Lawlor. Addams Family was at the time, and remains to this day, the most commercially successful pinball machine, selling 20,270 units, 40 more than Bally's Eight Ball which had held that position since 1977. 1,000 more were to follow later in a special Edition. Based on the movie of the same name, released in 1991, the Addams Family Pinball features custom speech by the movie's actors Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá.

The game features a four flipper layout including numerous Lawlor staples, such as the shot through the bumpers, and the upper-flipper ramp shot. The game has many uniquely notable features including an animatronic hand with a built in magnet that will grab and lock pinballs for multiball, as well as a computer controlled mini flipper that, using artificial intelligence programming, learns to shoot a tricky cross-playfield shot with remarkable consistency. This game is also frequently credited with popularizing the "wizard mode" (despite not being the first game to have one). A true success for Bally/Williams, Addams Family holds an important place in pinball history, and well deserves its sought after status.

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Design team

Concept: Pat Lawlor
Game Design: Larry DeMar Pat Lawlor
Mechanics: John Krutsch
Artwork: John Youssi
Animation: Scott Slomiany



Game details

2
Bally Manufacturing Co.
March 1992
Solid state
20,270 produced
$6010 - $6990
Normal
Dot Matrix
4
4
2
3
#20
Version L-5 - December 9, 1992


Addams Family, The (base game)Addams Family Gold (Special Collectors Edition), The

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Game quote

"Well played, Thing! You're really on the ball!"

Pinside rating

This game has received 1267 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.567 out of 10.

8.567

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #15 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 687 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

1791 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

1579 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

572 public locations known where you can play this machine.



On the market

There are currently 2 ads (related to this game) on the Pinside Market place.

8,500 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Louisville, OH
6,500 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Richmond, TX

Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 214 times. The median asking price is $6,500

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Recent Pinsider scores

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benlaurence
on Addams Family, The
18,685,640
EDAWGG5
on Addams Family, The
118,356,780
Viravax
on Addams Family, The
32,603,710
LogLad
on Addams Family, The
51,312,470
jonest3
on Addams Family, The
1,322,475,880
ezed123
on Addams Family, The
782,000,000
WarriorPin
on Addams Family, The
580,969,600
smkrogman
on Addams Family, The
2,384,273,420


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