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The Addams Family is a platform game based on the characters and settings from the movie (which, in turn, is based on the famous 1960's television series, which in turn is based on Charles Addams cartoon of the same name, which was featured in the magazine, The New Yorker, in the 30's).

The game takes place towards the end of the movie: the Addams Family has been evicted from their home by a court order issued by a backstabbing attorney (there's one for the books), Tully Alford. Even worse, the other Addamses: Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Granny and Lurch have gone missing.

As Gomez, you must tour the Addams mansion in search of your lost family, battling out mysterious monsters and evading traps, and eventually face your nemesis, Tully.


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The Addams Family SNES Okay, I've had enough. Shall I hang myself?
The Addams Family SNES Intro
The Addams Family SNES Japanese Title Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "アダムス・ファミリー" -- Japanese spelling

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Player One Sep, 1992 94 out of 100 94 Aug 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
N-Force Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90
N-Force Nov, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Video Games May, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Jun, 1992 71 out of 100 71 Sep, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1992 25 out of 40 62


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Unicorn Lynx (174079) added The Addams Family (SNES) on Jul 27, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17977), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (416), Terok Nor (23857) and Unicorn Lynx (174079)