The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)

The Addams Family

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This game received 1115 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.575 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #10 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.65

Artwork: 8.451

Sounds/Music: 8.317

Other Aspects: 8.666

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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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7 days ago
This game gets better the more I play it
9 days ago
TAF is a great pin but it doesn't come anywhere near my top 10 list. They are currently too pricey for what you get.
14 days ago
Great game all around. Mansion completion is super challenging. Each chair hit has very different completion. Hand is Awesome! Star is awesome!
24 days ago
I see why this is so highly rated. Such a fun game. Faster play than TZ (which for me is a plus), with tons of unique toys. Really packed a wide body full. In home, a true keeper.
27 days ago
This game is terrific. Definitely draws you back for "one more game". After only a few plays, it is obvious why it is so highly rated. After many more, this is only reaffirmed.
42 days ago
One of the most fun games I’ve played. Will play at any shop anytime I see it! One of Lawlor’s finest games!
55 days ago
Owned one for just over a year. I didn't really enjoy it back in the 90's on location but I hoped I would enjoy it more in the home environment on free play....I just didn't gel with it at all. I think it's a very overrated pin. I found myself going into the games room every night and forcing myself to play it due to the money spent on it rather than actually wanting to play it. All the ingredients are there. Lots of cool toys, good artwork, callouts, theme etc. Layout is good. I just don't like playing it. Too much stop start gameplay and repetition. Never regretted selling mine for a split second.
74 days ago
A gem across the board and deservedly counted as one of the greatest machines ever made.
77 days ago
Sorry this has to be the single most overrated game in history. The toys are horrible like the book case is blue or the library is red or whatever why not theme those? This game was made to be mass produced and cheap as possible. Lucky for us people are making mods today to drastically improve the game.

NOw after you’ve spent around 1000 on mods and upgrades the play field is much better. Certain things shouldn’t be involved in the game like a train the Adams Family are mostly about the interior of the their house. This game can be 100% better game only after you’ve spent a lot of money to make it feel and look more like the Adams Family. This is a game I’d like to see re-done but a modern version with movie clips of the TV show not the movie.
3 months ago
You can't go wrong with this machine. I've played it WAY more than any other. I remember playing it over and over as a kid in the arcade and still find myself coming back to want to play whenever I have the chance even now time and time again!
3 months ago
Good game but not a keeper.
3 months ago
I really like this pin, everything works well together... theme, sound, game play, it's just a lot of fun! It's just a touch on the dark side but once you get going it lights up better. If I owned the machine I doubt it would leave my collection.
3 months ago
Your goal should be to Tour the Mansion by getting all tasks lit. Along the way there is enough variation in the tasks to keep longer playing times interesting. For a 1992 production they put a lot of effort into the speech & callouts. Longer games can lead to repetition though. The layout with 3 ramps & 3 shots works well. For 1992 the animitronics are very well done. All games should start with some short of skill shot as it engages the player immediately. While many of these jave been produced, it does not take away from wanting to walk up & credit it. It is a pleasure to watch people play it for the first time. The rule set is shallow enough to explain yet deep enough to engage even some of the most seasoned players. The general appearance the topper are above average, but could players in better.
3 months ago
Ok pin with an iconic theme however not my cup of tea. I do see how others can love it...just not for me.
3 months ago
For me this game is WAY to overrated. Some neat features but 100 percent not worth the price tag.
4 months ago
I already had this game in the past that I had traded for a TOMMY with money, attracted by the reputation of this pinball machine.
Huge mistake that I still regret.

Today a friend has lent me his game for some time and I find that I find this game always as bad, impossible to keep a good flow as each action gives right to a DOT animation or a sound that stops the game, half of the missions are useless, we can start a mission
while you have not completed the current one, etc ... When I see the price that sells this thing is to wonder if the players ... play.

A potato.
4 months ago
Had this game now for 10 years and never get sick of looking and playing the game ,getting the 13 windows always a challenge and the rewards are great if you get there,always rated this machine as one of all time greatest machine ever built
4 months ago
Every Addams Family machine I've played has been in pretty rough shape and poorly-lit. Look forward to playing a proper one!
4 months ago
What a classic game. Nothing is worse, than a TAF out in the wild....and doesnt play correctly. On location, Taf always gets the bulk of my quarters. Great sound, straight forward rules, and the subtle humor. Highly reccomend....multiball never gwts old.
4 months ago
Tried it a couple of Times.....not for me. (Yet?)
4 months ago
A bit over rated for me... But I understand the appeal.
5 months ago
Very fun game that was ahead of it's time. Some very unique and nice shots. Great shot through the bumpers. Excellent theme tie in. Rules are a little shallow when compared to more recent games. Not a huge fan of the playfield magnets, disrupts the flow a bit.
5 months ago
Great game don't think I will ever sell it.
5 months ago
I have resisted rating TaF for a while in part because it may be the most played machine of all time, in part because of my inherent biases (note my user name!), and in part because there may be nothing original to say about it.

I could be contrarian by listing the things I don't like about it:

- the playfield's not balanced, the way a lot of Lawlor machines aren't balanced. Bumpers at the bottom, unusually cruel outlanes, so many unique shots that the playfield feels like a series of little games not one big one, sometimes.

- the complexity of the design invariably means that when you run into a machine that's not tuned, the game can play terribly.

- Lawlor's reputation for innovation is deserved, but also his repetition for having such a signature feel that sometimes it feels like every Lawlor is just a new edition of the same single machine. TAF is now relatively early in his design stretch, but even a machine as fantastic as Dialed In!, I can close my eyes and feel the same shots I take on Earthshaker.

Not to say that this machine's reputation is ill-deserved; when you find a machine in excellent working condition, it remains a pleasure to play. Whether this or Twilight Zone is the ultimate epitome of Lawlorness will be the perennial question (I myself am increasingly partial to Ripley's, which only lacks the actual animated head and a better scoring right flipper shot to make it the ultimate synthesis of Lawlorhood).
5 months ago
really do not get the flow of this table. no ball save...ehhh just doesn't do it for me. maybe its our local table, but just is no fun to play on.
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