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.

This title is part of group: "Addams Family, The"

Design team

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

Game details

Bally Manufacturing Co.
March 1992
Solid state
20,270 produced
$10170 - $11830
Dot Matrix
Version L-5 - December 9, 1992


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 637 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2024-04-16.

This past year, we've seen it listed 88 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $10,975

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Game quote

"Perhaps it’s in here."

Pinside rating

This game has received 1345 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.566 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #23 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Rating comments

There are 793 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

2108 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

1879 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

560 public locations to play this machine.

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Market value

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