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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.


The Addams Family Genesis You need the flying hat to safely cross this area
The Addams Family Genesis Flying with a helicopter
The Addams Family Genesis Helpful items in the closet
The Addams Family Genesis Goblin boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "アダムス・ファミリー" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) Nov, 1993 5 out of 5 100 Aug 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Retro Archives Nov 09, 2017 15.5 out of 20 78
Video Games Mar, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun Feb, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Apr, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Apr 06, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Game Players Dec, 1993 62 out of 100 62 Dec 28, 2009 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1994 5 out of 12 42


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Unicorn Lynx (181564) added The Addams Family (Genesis) on Nov 22, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21142), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (489), Terok Nor (29311) and Unicorn Lynx (181564)