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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.


The Addams Family Amstrad CPC Jump on top of the monsters to kill them
The Addams Family Amstrad CPC Title screen
The Addams Family ZX Spectrum The graveyard
The Addams Family ZX Spectrum Continue

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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
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Nov 09, 2017 12 out of 20 60
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Nov 09, 2017 12 out of 20 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Retro Archives ZX Spectrum Nov 09, 2017 11 out of 20 55
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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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.


  • 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

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