The Addams Family

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This game received 1155 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.543 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #14 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.637

Artwork: 8.409

Sounds/Music: 8.288

Other Aspects: 8.636

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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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30 days ago
All time great for a reason. People ALWAYS go back to this one. In spite of the high production numbers this is always hard to find.
37 days ago
Play this every time I go to an arcade, it's just a great classic. Once you get how it works, it is amazing, and touring the mansion is one of the best feelings ever. Constantly laughing playing this game, which alone makes it great. Play this with a friend and you won't regret it!
49 days ago
Just picked this game up. Did color dmd and leds. Looking to do pin sound. But great game. Family loves playing it. We play it daily. Ill be looking forward to adding the swamp light mod
54 days ago
Great game, no doubt but I think it is designed to force balls out too quickly and some of the skill shots are pretty darn difficult. Sound could be much better but it is a fun and an addicting game, for sure!
72 days ago
Love the flow and music of this game, after modding and replacing the lighting to led super brights this looks great, I’m actually looking to buy one of these in the right condition to add to the collection.
3 months ago
Playfield so dark. Hard to see anything.

It's a fun game. Really was cool.

But in a room with similarly ranked games it didn't keep bringing me back. Heck I played wheel of Fortune just as much as this.

The dark playfield killed it.
3 months ago
Really fun game for all wife, kids, friends, dad...everyone just loves to play this game. What else is there, really?
This has some really innovative stuff like the thing flip, the thing toy, and the under playfield magnets. The lighting isn't great but that's easily remedied with some light modding.

With some mods like colordmd, LEDs with LEDOCD boards, titan rubbers and freshly rebuilt flippers, this game comes alive. As a bonus - parts are easy to find and the machine seems to hold its value well.

Absolutely love the callouts, and has maybe the best multiball start in all of pinball. "Now you've done it!"

This will be a staple in my small collection for a long time to come.
3 months ago
The Addams Family is a game I always play if I find it in an arcade or in a bar.

The pros:
+ Easy to get in to. The shots are pretty straight forward.
+ The ruleset works fine with the layout
+ Love the Thing, one of the greatest toys in all of pinball!

The cons:
- The theme itself doesn't really do it for me
- Rules could be deeper.
3 months ago
I love the music game play is okay and sounds I like
4 months ago
This a quintessential pinball table! "They're creepy and they're kooky / mysterious and spooky /they're all together ooky...the Addams Family!"
4 months ago
Number one selling pin of all time. This game feels like a natural sequel to Whirlwind, at least in layout. Thing is a great toy. There aren't that many modes, but all of them are fun, and the scoop ramp scoop ramp flow of the game is fun. There are very few games that are just... fun the way TAF is. It has humour, challenge, and a straightforward ruleset. I am a big fan of games with the jackpot only available off of the 3rd flipper, as it adds to the challenge. The magnets throw in a great bit of randomness into play. I also love the challenge of trying to clear the mansion. Great game and I look forward to owning one some day.
4 months ago
Have been using this machine for my entire life, I would never sell it in a million years, its a true gem of the pinball community. If you have the ability to get one DO IT!!!
4 months ago
This is a classic theme. Love the art and that is where it all ends for me.
4 months ago
Addams Family is one of the classics I just never got into. One of the best theme integrations, but it's never done much for me.
5 months ago
This is one of my favorite pinball machines. The rule set is very deep. The music is very memorable. When I make it feels very satisfying Evan if it is an easy shot. When you make the skill shot I feel like I will do good. I think this pin is amazing.
5 months ago
Great theme integration, but the pinched bottom of the playfield limits the shots from the main flippers. Doesn't keep me coming back for more. Not a top 20 game in my book; I'm surprised they made so many.
5 months ago
This is one of those games anyone can walk over and have a great time on. For that, I rate this one of the most fun games that can be had. Always a fun time. Shots are straight forward and the thing for its day was one of the coolest features ever installed in a pinball machine
5 months ago
4 bat flip, 5 pop bumper 2... What else
6 months ago
I love the show, but have owned this pin for close to 6 months and expected more and really don’t understand what’s all the hype about this pin. I think it’s a good add on to your collection but not a great one, there are a lot better pins out there. Addams Family just hasn’t grown on me but I can see why some love it, it just not my favourite pin but I plan to keep it in my collection.
6 months ago
This is one of the machines that got me hooked on pinball. It seemed like everywhere you went in the '90s, this machine was there.

I love the attention to detail, from a programming perspective. The sneaky way you can lock ball 2, with a callout that commends you for taking the easy lock is fantastic! I'd compare the programming detail to that of IJ, or TZ. The creators seemed to think of all the possible shots, and come up with code to acknowledge it!

I think my only gripe would be plastic ramps. Time is not kind to these things, and some wireframe would have been a better choice.

All in all, this machine belongs in the top ten of pins in the DMD era.
6 months ago
Best game by miles !
6 months ago
Fantastic! One of my favorite games.
6 months ago
only a few games in my mind come close to perfection, this is one of them. grinding away to then tour the mansion is a unique feeling you can't get with any other pin. the skill shot is also one of the most satisfying shots to hit in all of pinball. ramp, chair, ramp, chair... all... day.
7 months ago
Disappointed with the layout especially the close proximity of the electric chair clogging up the play field making shot play difficult
7 months ago
One of my friends owns an Adams. Every time I go to his house I play it a ton. It always keeps me coming back. Traversing the mansion is incredibly fun and challenging. The mini modes keep the fun coming and varying things up. Most of the time though I go for GREED and get thing multiball going as much as possible. Shooting the lock shot is one of the most satisfying shots in the game, second only to the upper flipper shot across the playfield for jackpot during multiball. The electric chair and magnets, while at times frustrating, are still incredibly fun to deal with. If all of that isn't enough, the occasional "Flick Flick" of the flippers to the music instantly makes me smile every time.

Adams is very challenging, but accessible game with an incredible theme. Every time I play it, I have a smile on my face. I really enjoy this game. If I didn't have access to this game regularly, I'd strongly consider picking it up.
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