The Addams Family

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This game is part of a group

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


Bally Manufacturing Co.

March 3rd, 1992

20270 units

The Addams Family on the IPSND.

Main details

4 player game

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Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 1283 users and currently ranks #18 in the Top 100

Playfield details


Design team

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

Noteworthy features

  • 'Thing Hand' - Thing's hand, coming out of a box, grabbing the ball from the playfield and taking it with... uh... it.
  • 'Thing Flips' - computer-controlled flipper that eventually learns to make a tricky shot with high accuracy
  • What is the animation that appears on screen after getting 99 Bear Kicks?


  • The Addams Family (and its Collector's Edition limited re-release) remains to this day, the best selling pinball machine of all time, moving 21,270 units.
  • The cloud topper on The Addams Family, is a remnant of an older movie script. There was plans to have a weather machine in the movie, but the idea was ultimately scrapped. By this time, Pat Lawlor had already designed a topper for the pinball machine. With a relatively low cost to produce the topper, he decided to keep it for the final game.
  • Pat Lawlor originally had plans for The Addams Family mansion on the backglass, to be an interactive backbox. Players would be able to go up to the backbox, open up the windows & doors like a dollhouse, and see what was inside. The idea was scrapped early on for cost reasons.

Backbox ornament(s)

Plastic Addams Family Cloud Topper

Video mode

No video mode.

Latest software version

Version L-5 - December 9, 1992

Click here to view the changelog.

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