The Addams Family

The Addams Family ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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3.0
Commodore 64
60
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

The Addams Family is a platformer based on the movie of the same name. The player takes the role of Gomez who searches for his missing family members. To find them he has to explore different parts of the mansion, e.g. the woods, while jumping a lot and avoiding enemies. In comparison to the other versions of the game this one is more puzzle-oriented, meaning the player has to find keys to access certain parts of the game world. Another big difference is that this version is not side-scrolling, the player is always sees the whole room and the game switches to another one if the player leaves the screen or enters a door.

Screenshots

The Addams Family Commodore 64 Lost a life
The Addams Family Amstrad CPC How can you reach the door below?
The Addams Family Amstrad CPC Jump on top of the monsters to kill them
The Addams Family Commodore 64 A picture of Uncle Fester hangs here

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Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 6 out of 10 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 39 out of 100 39
Play Time Commodore 64 Sep, 1992 24 out of 100 24

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Trivia

Hidden Message

The code of the Spectrum version has a hidden message ranting that burglars and car thieves are the scum of the earth and should be hung, or shot if they enter your home. The programmer also bemoans the fact that his taxes help save their lives.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) Heaven – The Path to Righteousness: 20 Essential Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time

Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (133604)