Addams Family Values (SNES)

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Nintendo Magazine System UK
Ocean have hit upon the ideal interpretation of the Addams Family. The best seen on any console.
GameFan Magazine
Boy, Fester is really kickin' up dust in AFV! There are many similarities between it and Zelda, but it just couldn't do it. Other than that, AFV gives the gamer the next best thing to betcha! Tuneful music, lavish bosses and a fluid storyline to keep you tunes in with the action.
Power Unlimited
The Addams Family Values is een magnifieke RPG. De graphics zijn van zeer goede kwaliteit en overal duiken vijandelijke elementen op die je aandacht blijven opeisen. Tegelijkertijd moeten ook hie weer vele puzzels worden opgelost om steeds meer over het spel te weten te komen. Steeds maar weer dingen uitproberen, dat is de enige manier. Je blijft bezig!
Games Master
I found myself enjoying AFV more the deeper I got into it. The simplified gameplay and variety of locations and characters make for a compelling game. A cracking little adventure
Nintendo Life
Although the game's giant overworld and the slightly irritating password system might be a bit overwhelming for some at first, those willing to invest some time to work around Addams Family Values's issues will find a surprisingly solid title that will grant you plenty of hours of challenge and entertainment.
Mega Fun
Grundsolide, dieses Wort dürfte wohl am ehesten auf Oceans verkapptes Action-Adventure zutreffen. Verkappt deshalb, weil Addams Family Values im Grunde nur mit dem Genre-Grundgerüst aufwarten kann, einer Oberwelt, ein paar Dialogen und natürlich Dungeons en masse. Innovative Features sucht man hier vergebens. Weder die Rätsel noch die Items oder die Fähigkeiten Eures Schützlings verleihen dem 16 MBit-Modul die nötige spielerische Tiefe. Dieses Manko wird vor allem in den Dungeons spürbar, da Ihr hier eigentlich nur durch die Gänge hetzt und Gegner abmurkst, aber auch der Elektrostrahl, der bei zu wenig Energie herzlich sinnlos ist, und die äußerst spärlichen Rücksetzpunkte via Passwort nerven ungemein. Schade eigentlich um den düsteren, stimmungsvollen Soundtrack und die niedlich gezeichnete Grafik in gutem altem Zelda-Stil, aber spielerisch ist Addams Family Values einfach etwas zu dünn.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Addams Family Values was a forgotten gem among the 800 or so games on the SNES. During my first few years of my video game playing, I spent a lot of my time playing this game. It is an action game that has a mix of puzzle, strategy, and adventure mixed in with it. If you come across this game I advise you get it because though it may cause some frustration, it is still a fun game.
Total! (Germany)
Leider kann die Familie nicht sehr begeistern. Neben den Schwächen im Gameplay kann auch die Grafik kaum überzeugen — zu lieblos wurden einige Sprites gezeichnet, zu unübersichtlich sind viele Dungeons. Der Sound ist o.k., aber Steuerung und Kollisionsabfrage lassen zu wünschen übrig. Schade, daß nicht mehr daraus wurde.
The Video Game Critic
Family Values looks terrific but its lack of structure will drive you nuts. You'll find yourself hiking all over God's creation wondering where the hell you're supposed to go to! Making matters worse, the lush foliage tends to block your path, or worse yet - obstruct your vision. It's not uncommon to incur damage from spikes or enemies totally hidden from sight! After using one of your unlimited continues, you're tossed back in the fray with a single ounce of life left! That's frustrating - especially when you subsequently keel over after being touched by a moving bush (that's right - a freakin' bush). Even the FAQ I was using was very forthcoming about the game's glaring flaws. Addams Family Values is more frustrating than fun, so I only recommend this to the most ardent adventure seekers.
Addams Family Values truly is a dreadful game. It tries to emulate LttP, but fails miserably on all counts. You often have no idea where you're supposed to go and wandering around isn't remotely fun because of the shoddy game mechanics. Maybe the humorous dialogue and effective atmosphere are enough to save this game from being completely pathetic....but not by much.