The Addams Family

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This game received 1134 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.553 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #11 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.634

Artwork: 8.428

Sounds/Music: 8.331

Other Aspects: 8.641

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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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9 days ago
One of the 90s great classics! The Addams Family will never get old. Some people may don't like it because they think it's only about finishing the mansion, but you can also play for multiballs, combos or 5X graveyard value. This is one of the pinball machines with the most balanced scoring. If you are a collector, this is a must have, no other words
23 days ago
Simply the best! This game drew many players into pinball and still keeps you coming back. There is a reason that this game had the most ever produced but is still one of the more expensive and hard to find.
We all know all the call outs by heart.
24 days ago
Great pin!
Super addictive!
26 days ago
Very fun game overall. The most annoying part of the game is the magnets that can be timed out. Magnets are fine in my opinion; I just don’t like that optimal play requires for you to cradle the ball doing nothing for a significant amount of time.

Fun toys, solid rules, etc. There’s a reason why this pin is so popular, but it’s not in my personal top 10 thanks to the layout and magnets.
27 days ago
One of the best!
37 days ago
This is a classic pin from a classic era. I think this is the one that anyone can play regardless of age, skills and experience. The whole family can play this and enjoy it with anyone being able to win across a wide range of standards. My first pin to own, but a great classic well remembered from the 1990's in pubs at the time.

I can see why this one has the record for the most sales, great theme and game play even by today's high standards. Good timing with a film theme release better than the original series run.

There should be no need for a remake (not even sure if that would be possible) as there are so many of these around the globe in a range of conditions. Good original ones must be rare and restored ones play well but will have many replacement parts which is what you would expect. Considering that there is not much difference in reality from a game play viewpoint the Gold and the standard do feel different. Maybe that is the same for all older pins now as few will truly be original like a new pin feels today.

Addams Family is a good fun first pin for anyone who is new to this and even better if you can get a good one at a good price. Easy to shop out and easy to sell on also.
43 days ago
This game deserves the love it gets. It's fun to play, hearing Gomez and Uncle Fester throughout the game really makes for an awesome experience. It's also a reminder of how it's sad that we lost Raul Julia to soon. I'm keeping my options open to eventually add one of these to my collection even though it's not a must-have simply because I feel like I had to choose between this and Indiana Jones by Williams, and Indiana already won. Still, I have a feeling I'll eventually be making room for one of these.
45 days ago
A perrenial top ten machine with cool toys and high replayability.
52 days ago
Great game hard shots easy code
61 days ago
It is hard to find fault with this classic 1990s pinball. The best part of this game is that it can be challenging for the pro and fun for the novice players. I prefer to catch the ball and pick my shots and go for certain targets. My wife tries to just hit the ball as it comes to the flippers, but this game rewards all with classic toy animations like "Thing" as well as fast smooth ramps. My only complaint about this pin is that the GI lights are far and few making it a very dark game if played with the lights out. That is where Pinstadium lights come into play. But if lights are left on, the game is great. Call outs go well with the game and can be quite humorous, sound effects are great, and the flippers flipping on their own to the music at random times during ball turns is a fun surprise. I'm glad to finally own this pin after first playing and falling in love with it back in the early 1990s at a little miniature golf course near the beaches of NC. This pin will never leave my collection, much like my Williams Space Shuttle. As long as they keep making parts to keeping these old pins alive and well, my day will continue to be a happy one.
69 days ago
Addams Family is truly the Beatles of pinball. Like popular music, sure pinball existed before Addams Family, but it would never be the same after Addams Family. And has it ever really been topped in the 27 years since its release? Debatable. Sure, we now have flashier lights and video screens, but does any game really exude the charm or character of TAF? It's certainly hard to find one that does. From the playfield layout, to the modes, to the music, this game is just the best.
89 days ago
A classic that is just an amazing game to play. Love it.
3 months ago
Cut my teeth on this machine in a pool hall. Oh the memories! What a great machine to grab you and pull you into the pinball world. The intro to the bookcase multi ball is vibrant to say the least then its SHOWTIME! My main complaint about this game is no kickbacks. When it drains, that ball is gone! That is why I'd love to own it one day. Less quarters leaving my pocket...sometimes you have to wait on an animation to release your ball back into play. I hate waiting! But it gives you time to grab your drink and get back to playing.
3 months ago
Game never gets old! Had to knock it for lighting though, really do need to upgrade to LED's so you can see everything better. Very fun theme and speech throughout, although can be a little linear at time. But just a timeless theme.
3 months ago
Very fun to play.
4 months ago
I've played this game at three different locations, and I always enjoy playing it. And it seems to always play well, so it seems like its built to last. What I like is the game has a lot of shots, but easy to understand rules. The modes are fun, but you also don't need to just do modes to get points, as there are many different ways to get big points in this game. I really like the skill shot, and I like the ball locks, especially the thing hand. That is really cool. The artwork is nice, but not really terribly exciting, but it all fits the theme, and the Cab art is really cool. I think this has a lot of really good sound and callouts. At one time they're probably the best ever, maybe not the best today, but certainly still up there and certainly still the measuring stick for great callouts. SHOWTIME!!!!! I do like the playfield as there is a lot to shot for and the shots make sense. Nice magnets, that sometimes piss me off, and sometimes don't... Still a fun feature. And the other toy is the bookcase, which is a fun enough toy, or diverter. Is this game worth the insane price people want for it... No... Is this game really, really good. I think it is. And one day I hope to own one... As I think modern games rulesets are just too confusing and strip away the fun. This is a game that has toys, magnets, and nice shots and a lot of fun. And its a nice looking game, not the best, but its looker.
4 months ago
Everybodies classic game. First played it when it came it, found it very addictive. Now own one and even though the shots are a bit formulaic to clear the mansion house, ie left flipper into the Chair, left flipper round the right ramp, then right flipper back into the chair, still enjoy a good game or two.
4 months ago
I enjoy this game, but it is hard. The drains are brutal. The scoring is demanding.
The artwork and the toys are some of the best in the biz.

With the difficulty of the game and the likely needed maintenance from the "busy" playfield pieces, I doubt this would be a machine I would ever own.
4 months ago
One of the very first pins I remember playing in the arcade when I was younger. Got me addicted to playing pinball!!
4 months ago
A really fun classic. Superb call outs by the late great Raul Julia.
5 months ago
Everyone's played Addams to death. For some eason this game just draws in pinheads and non pinheads alike. Something about the theme, sounds, shots, Thing.... It all just comes together. So much fun innovation, the magnets, the knock three times, Thing grabbing the ball, just brilliant. It's a simple game by todays standards but always gets a play when I see one out in the wild. They go for silly money these days, even tired looking ones. We could really do with CGC doing a remake. Have to quickly mention Raul Julia (RIP). His callouts in this game are absolutely brilliant - 'Keep the ball, I have a whole bucket full!'. Classic
6 months ago
My gateway drug to pinball. Not the deepest game and some sounds get annoying shrill over time. But it’ll always be my first love and a must own, if I get the chance.
6 months ago
It truly is a fun an entertaining game! Whats not to love about it? The magnets add for crazy ball movement.
6 months ago
This is one of the first machines that I can really remover drawing me into Pinball! I’m sure a lot of people feel similarly. For the time, the gimmicks in this game were truly game-changing. There are some risky and difficult shots (the mansion shots off of the right flipper, in particular) but overall it feels like one cohesive piece that never gets bogged down with confusing details. Featuring one of my favorite multi-ball sounds in all of Pinball (SHOW-TIME!), it’s a game that can be very rewarding for the new player!
6 months ago
I bought this because it was my oldest daughters favorite pinball machine. It will be one that will remain in the family and become hers.
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