The Addams Family

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This game received 1248 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.562 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Addams Family". The group itself ranks #17 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.66

Artwork: 8.408

Sounds/Music: 8.334

Other Aspects: 8.661

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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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27 days ago
Classic. I like standard code over gold code. A must have for any collection. Love playing when younger in the arcade. One of the best multi balls. It’s SHOWTIME!
37 days ago
A true classic and amazing toys for when it was released. Fading a little over time for me, but still one of the best. Love activating all of the toys, but once that is done, I’m kinda ready to move on.
39 days ago
I only rate machines I have played over a long period of time. I’m in California and pinball has always been a hotbed where you can play anything you want. If the game passes perfect 10 with me and my fam, I buy it. Pat Lawlor is a superstar designer, Steve Ritchie and Brian Eddy are others. Pat incorporates much of the same awesomeness as with his other machines. It’s challenging and rewarding and so much fun! This is highest sold machine all time, has truly stood the test of time. Still not easy to find sellers. Please remake this pin! The sound and music is fantastic, the callouts are amazing. I haven’t bought it, just haven’t found in hood condition and price, but will if remade.
40 days ago
Everyone needs to own an Adams family at least once in their collection.
43 days ago
A game for gods!
59 days ago
a milestone in pinball history; i have to honor this. but not much fun playing. i play it twice a year, and that's enough. comletely overrated. maximum ranking for me is top 50.
68 days ago
The most classic of the classics is not out of fashion. A must have for any collection. It was my first love, first pin I ever played, so, probably, my rating is influenced from this. Great music, good rules, 4 bats, magnets so...lots of fun. Lights are not so good.
69 days ago
One of my favorite all time games and have literally over the years, sunk hundreds of dollars in quarters playing this game. I keep going back to play it, as it is easy for me to have long lasting balls and score enough to get extra balls, multiball and even a free game occassionally.
80 days ago
An absolute classic. Fun, fast and addictive this is what pinball is about. Had mine since 97 and will never part with it.
3 months ago
That’s the spirit thing lend a hand!
Never gets old. Ever.
4 months ago
One of the true classics of pinball. Tour the mansion is such a fun wizard but is easy to accomplish.the only thing I can say negative about this great game is that it feels too easy sometimes but that is nice change sometimes.
4 months ago
Love this game, need to own one soon! And now I do!
4 months ago
Started out with an Addams Family as my grail game. I was so happy to get the game and enjoy it. Moved that one to someone else to get a TAFG (reviewed elsewhere).

I enjoyed the game, the fun of the Thing capture, the sounds, light show, etc. A fun game. I did discover that others came over to play it more often than I did, so two in, two out.

Again, one of the best Multiball starts in Pinball. One of the best toys in pinball: Thing!

Worth owning once for everyone and does have some lasting power in a large collection.
4 months ago
Found myself bored with the game pretty quick, sold it and do not really miss it. A lil too stop and go for me, game is good but does not hold up to some of the greats...Just alright in my opinion.
5 months ago
Classic Lawler design that is an all-time great pinball. Varied layout with four flippers gives shots all over the playfield. Rules are good but a few of the mansion awards are just points. Overall really good ruleset for the era.

One of the best theme integrations I've ever experienced back when you actually has new voice acting from the movie actors.

Everyone interested in pinball should experience this game whether you own it or not.
5 months ago
I haven't played this in a very long time (maybe 20 years) but I remember consistently feeding quarters into this machine when I had to carefully choose which machines to feed on my adolescent budget. That first sentence should say enough about how good the game is without saying much about the game itself. The playfield has a great layout and the game follows the movie well. My lame review so many years later is a testament to the games lastability.

When I get a chance to play the game again I will certainly update my review.
6 months ago
Obviously a classic. I had this for a month at home during a trade and really liked it. It is challenging but fun. High replay value. I think the only question is "Is it worth the money?". It is not my favorite pin but I would love to have it for the right price.
6 months ago
One of the best DMD pinballs ever designed. The game has excellent rules, speech, theme and animations. The scoring is very balanced and i love the grave yard with the 5 jet bumpers. I have mine set up tournament settings with the outlanes opened up and I never get bored of it. The power magnets under the playfield are always unpredictable and make trying to control the ball a big and fun challenge. The game still earns great on location .
6 months ago
It's Showtime! This is a mainstay for our family to play. It has a fun theme and lots of funny shenanigans that go on playing this game. It appeals to the whole family, only complaint I have is that it is a dark game, that requires additional lights. Will always try to keep one in my collection.
6 months ago
This is a great game for anyone's collection! However, I feel the price is still to high so I don't own one in my collection yet.
6 months ago
Such an amazing release that captures both the spirit of the film series, as well as pinball of that era.

I can't really comment in a negative way about the game, except that I've never owned one..!
7 months ago
Possibly my favorite classic pin. I owned one 2 different times. I mean the multi-ball intro is the best ever. The call-outs are great. Some games on it can make you think its boring but, when you own one and your able to play it more you just may get that one ball that changes your mind quickly. I had that moment at a friends house playing it one night against GAP and it made me a fan forever. The game is a blast and deserves to go down in history as one of the best.
7 months ago
Great game, it is a classic. I wish they would do a remake but with the number the produced in the beginning it may be a while. I would buy a remake in a second. Love the thing hand and flow of the game.
8 months ago
The most successful game of all time for a reason. it's that good!
8 months ago
Just landed one of my very own ! A Grail pin , IMHO, with so much going for it ! The theme, the iconic music, the shots and callouts ... the list goes on and on ... Never get bored playing this machine .... What a game ! 100%
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