The Addams Family

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This game received 1161 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.549 /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: 8.649

Artwork: 8.414

Sounds/Music: 8.286

Other Aspects: 8.639

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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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10 years ago
Everyone has played and enjoyed 'The Addams Family', it's a Bally masterpiece! Excellent theme and spooky artwork plus a great style of play means you have to consider adding this one to the collection. Not really my favourite as i prefer a little more color and humor but it is a machine for the masses - appeals to so many.
10 years ago
This is a wicked pin with average flow (found some of the shots clumbsy and a lot of draining as the table seems a bit cluttered), some excellent shots and toys, I played mine to death and got rid within 12 months as I was bored of it by then but a great pin for the newbie and a nice one to have in your collection, this is a pin which you will always go back to sooner or later, recommended.
10 years ago
Good game. People seem to like it more than I do, but to each their own. I can't say I find anything wrong with it, it is a fun, solid game. Just nothing jumps out to me saying I must own it.
10 years ago
Very fun
10 years ago
See My Comments Regarding "The Other" Over-Rated P.O.S.-The Twighless Zone!
10 years ago
Love this game. Love it. I'm totally addicted to it and even play it in my dreams
10 years ago
I love this game.I've played it for several times in the past and i'm not yet's less complicate than other pin but have a special charme that that enchants..Try the SHOWTIME (Multiball) in a dark's fantastic..just one's quite simple to master all the mansions...a one to have - pin...
11 years ago
For that I seen of this game,that's funny but not terrible,I hate the theme and the répétitive music,gameplay is funny,the cabinet is ordinary for the higher price that sailer ask for that
11 years ago
Faster than I expected, good looking enough. But it didn't really hook me.
11 years ago
One of my favorite machines ever. It might be my #1, but I'm not sure yet. I guess I would have to give it a tie with Twilight Zone.
11 years ago
Interisting !
11 years ago
I have this one for 2 years and i still play it every day. Addams will rule forever
11 years ago
Its ok. I dont like it that much, but its ok.
11 years ago
OK but not the best its so overrated
11 years ago
The best pinball machine ever.
11 years ago
do not see what all the fuzz is about
11 years ago
A big +1 on icemans comments!

I really struggle to see the huge following this game has?? what am i missing??
I playfield IS the ugliest A grade title around,the sound seems somewhat muffled,swamp kickout and chair and bookcase are really terrible looking with alot of ugly exposed wiring etc on playfield.

Multiball starting up is very and jackpots are entertaining.
11 years ago
One of the main reasons why i love pinball.
This machine has it all. Its entertaining, challenging and music, sound and graphics are just awesome.
The ball time can be quite long, but if you remove extraballs and fiddle with the chair eject so it shoots hard to the flipper with spin it'll make it harder.
11 years ago
Great machine! Adding mods definitely enhances the gameplay experience, and I could play it forever! I absolutely recommend this machine to the general public, pinball avids, etc. !!!!
11 years ago
This is one of my top 3 games ever. I love the mamushka music...and fighting the power always makes me jump!
11 years ago
Great pinball machine
11 years ago
What a great game.
I'm not an expert Pin player, but it's not to difficult to get your head around.
The theming of the game is excellent, and so is the 'Thinging"
No other game can boost a hand like 'Thing".
Love the look of the game overall and it has long term playability.
Not my ultimate favourite, but way up there for me.
11 years ago
The pin that started it all for me. Only one I have owned and sold that I might go to the trouble to acquire again someday. The gold standard for mode based pins in my opinion. Should easily retain a lower-top-ten ranking for as long as rankings exist.
11 years ago
Probably rated it high than it should be...which is the same complaint I have about this game in general. We all LOVE this machine. But it shouldnt be rated as high as it gets rated. I used to play the stuffing out of this game when it came out. Thought it was the greatest game there ever was...trouble is some of us still get stuck thinking that. Not me. I played one recently that worked properly and it felt way too simple by todays standards, I guess. I wouldnt complain about it one bit if it were rated more accordingly. And for a machine that was so mass produced, I still dont understand the money people pay for one. Geez, after you spend all that loot on one of those, you'd BETTER prop that decision up with a strong rating...even tho you KNOW you paid too much and shoulda got something else.
12 years ago
I Finally played a fully restored Addams Family pinball. All I can say is wow. I finally understand why this game is rated so well. Excellent modes, like festers tunnel hunt, cousin it and many more. Not to mention 5 jet bumpers for the graveyard and the" thing flips" mode where you can trust you shot to the swamp to thing himself! the multiball requires skill to get the jackpot since they can only be hit with the upper flipper, not an easy task with the power flinging the balls around. It is a challenge to get multi ball going because of the "power". Once two balls are locked you have to really think your shot to either the chair or bookcase because these magnets ( the power) can redirect your shot. This game actually has one of the best skill shots as well. This is the one game to have if your only going to have one. The key is to find one in good condition or better yet fully restored to like new. In the end it really has it all and deserves to be at the top of the ratings.
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