Addams Family

Addams Family

They're spooky, a little kooky, and on the Game Gear, they're boring in this repetitive side-scroller by Flying Edge. The Addams Family should seriously consider some family counseling.

The Family that Plays Together

As in the Genesis version, you guide Gomez through graveyards, haunted mansions, and hidden rooms, solving puzzles and searching for other members of The Family. You clear out enemies by bouncing on their heads. The head-jumping thing may suit Mario just fine, but Gomez seems ill at ease with all that hoppirf and boppin'. You often fall into crevices or onto spikes before you even know what's happening (later you'll be able to enlist Thing as a shield). Enemies run the gamut from A to B, with a lot of skeletons and ghosts.

The graphics and sound are detailed but repetitive (you can see minor creatures like the carnivorous plants, but the Bone Rooms are all the same). The enemies are one-dimensional and easy to avoid. The music is also very repetitive. The Addams Family theme song will be burned into your brain.

A Family Matter

The game is long and involved, but if you could channel surf on your Game Gear, you'd probably be watching something else right now.

If you're tired of repetitive side-scrollers with little to offer but a brand name (the Flinstones, Rocky and Bullwin-kle), then stay away from this family. But, if you've got time (and brain cells) to kill, you may want to go over to the house and see how the Addamses are doing.


  • Bounce on the carnivorous plants in the beginning of this level and you'll find some food.
  • To get into the house, travel to the right of the first level until you can go no further. Then press Button 2, and you'll come to the room with the skeleton. Bounce on his head three times and he coughs up the key.

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Sega Genesis Addams Family download

If you've played Ocean's SNES version of The Addams Family, then you've probably seen most of the action in this Genesis game. Addams Family for the Genesis is an almost exact port- over of the original. If you loved the first game, you might want to add this one to your Genesis portfolio.

Gotta Thing For You

Gomez has big trouble on his hands. Scheming conniver Abigail Craven has brainwashed Uncle Fester into helping her steal the Addams' hidden family fortune. Gomez must now search for his missing family members and restore Fester's memory before it's too late.

ProTip: Tricks and tips that works in the SNES version of the game also work in this version.

The Addams' action is classic hop-n-bop in the tradition of Super Mario Bros. As Gomez searches the Addams Mansion for his missing clan, he's attacked by hordes of creepy crawlers, which he disposes of by jumping on them. Each area of the Mansion has secret rooms, hidden passageways, and other delightfully spooky surprises. Fun power- ups include a Fez that makes Gomez fly and Running Shoes that make him faster. When Gomez reaches certain rooms in the Mansion, he fights bosses, collects missing Addams Family members, and earns a password.

Addams Advantage

Gomez walks, jumps, and climbs with his typical great gusto. The controls are straight-forward and easy to use. This doesn't make The Addams Family a snap, however. Gomez dies easily, and the game play's probably too frustrating for most beginning gamers.

  • To reach Pugsley's Den, go Into the Main Hall and walk left until you're standing directly under the first door. Push Up and a secret door opens that leads to Pugsley's Den.
  • When Gomez dies, he ends up on the Continue Screen. Walk left past the door and you'll enter a hidden room with four 1-ups.

Despite tiny sprites, Addams Family's graphics are appropriately ooky and kooky, with cartoon-style animation. Although there's nothing groundbreaking, it doesn't matter. The game's focus is on the game play and finding the secret surprises. Sinister tunes and creaky sound effects only help to add to the ambiance.

Heat! Sweet! Petite!

The Addams Family is a highly entertaining game that plays as well -- exactly as well -- as it did on the SNES. Genesis owners who've never played the game will enjoy roaming through the Addams Mansion. Those who've seen it before might as well Lurch in the other direction.

reggie posted a review

As it things weren't ooky enough! Now Pugsley Addams must go on a simply torturous scavenger hunt. There's all sorts of unnaturally delightful traps. And hidden switches all about, which produce the loveliest, blood-curdling effects when Pugsley runs into them. There's even magic money which has an extra lively effect you won't want to miss. So get ready to get spooky, and get set to get's Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt! En garde!

reggie posted a review

The movie is coming in December as will the great CD action game. Loads of digitized graphics and special effects will make this one of NEC's finest.

reggie posted a review

The ooky, kooky, and somewhat spooky Addams Family has arrived for the SNES. Conniving Abigail Craven has impassioned the Addams Family. As Gomez, you work hand-in-hand with Thing to find your family and stop Abigail.

Gomez must explore the mansion to find the missing members of his family in this side-view, horizontally and vertically scrolling, one-player, action/adventure game Each family member is guarded by a boss behind one of the mansion's doors. Gomez can search the mansion in any order he likes, but some areas are definitely less ooky and spooky than others.

The house is infested with a wacky cast of baddies only the Addams could love. Gomez begins the game unarmed, but he can find golf balls and a sword. Search everywhere for hidden rooms and secret doors. After Gomez defeats each boss, he gathers a missing family member. When he gathers all of the family members, he must search for Morticia in the underground vaults.


  • Use the enemies to your advantage by bouncing off them to higher ledges.
  • Bonus rooms are hidden everywhere! Check above doors and through fake walls.

Addams Family requires the same quick ducking, precision jumping, and hop and bop skills as the Mario games. Great graphics, sinisterly authentic sounds, and a monstrous level of challenge add up to a package that will make you happy... completely. If you're impatiently awaiting the next Mario adventure, The Addams Family will make perfect house guests in the meantime.

From the start, head left to find a flying fez hat. Then fly up to the chimneys for 1-ups and money!

reggie posted a review

You're Tully. You're a lawyer. And you're a goofball. At least that's what the normal all-American family the Addams Family thinks.

Luckily Gomez thinks you're O.K. He'll give you part of his treasure, that is, if you can outwit his eccentric clan.

Get ready for surprises as you search through their sprawling 30-room mansion. Some family members will give you clues. Some won't! But don't expect Thing to lend you a hand, or Pugsley, for that matter. He's got a chemical arsenal waiting in his diabolical lab. It could be an explosive situation.

In this game, the stakes are high. Defeat Gomez and the treasure's yours. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. You might fit right in.

reggie posted a review

America's spookiest, kookiest family is about to invite us into their home for a little arsenic tea and batwing cakes -- you go first. Based on the movie. You raaang!

reggie posted a review

In this mediocre, one-player jump and dodge game, you're Gomez, pop of the Addams clan. Tully Alford, the family attorney, is after the Addams' bucks and he's taken Morticia, Granny, Pugsley, Wednesday, and Lurch hostage. Guess who has to save them?

The Addams mansion is where the bulk of this family-saving adventure takes place, where you try to avoid Tully's traps in 30 locations. Along the way you must scoop up the family fortune. You need $1,000,000 to eventually save Morticia.

Occasionally you must solve a puzzle to continue. For instance, after you rescue Wednesday from the freezer, you'll have to thaw her out if you want her attic key. (Hint: The Furnace is nice and warm.)

The Addamses are a special family. Unfortunately, there's nothing special about this game. It's a run-of-the-mill jump and dodge game with average graphics and a ho-hum challenge level. The music is the absolute worst -- an NES rendition of the Addams Family theme song that plays over and over and over and over and over.

Every once in a while you're reminded that the classics are sometimes the best. Gimme a copy of Fester's Quest! Ooky indeed!

reggie posted a review

For those that love the 1960’s television show and the movie, The Addams Family is an adventurous platform game based on the famous series. The game begins as an evil lawyer plots to steal the family’s fortune and forces the Addams family from their home. This single player game allows the player to control Gomez as he runs and jumps through various levels filled with enemies in search of his missing family and to save the family fortune. Gomez uses his bow and some arrows, along with several power-ups like health and free lives to combat monsters and dodge traps. In the end, the player, as Gomez, faces Tully Alford - the backstabbing lawyer. The developer and publisher of The Addams Family is Ocean of America, Inc. Distributers of the game were GTI and the game released in 1991.

reggie posted a review

Six video games released from 1989 to 1994 were based on The Addams Family. Fester's Quest (1989) was a top-down shooter that featured Uncle Fester. The Addams Family platformer was released for Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy, with later ports for Sega Genesis (based on the Super NES version), Master System and Game Gear (both based on the NES version but with different graphics), TurboGrafx-CD (developed separately) and ZX Spectrum; these games, released by Ocean Software (Flying Edge in the case of the Sega consoles ports) (ICOM Simulations for the TurboGrafx-CD version), these were based on the first movie rather than the TV series or cartoons. The games' sequel, The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (1993), also by Ocean Software was based on the ABC animated series, and was released for Super NES, NES and Game Boy (although the latter two were just 8-bit remakes of the first SNES game, swapping Pugsley and Gomez's roles). Addams Family Values (1994) by Ocean was based on the movie's sequel and returned to the style of gameplay seen in the original Fester's Quest.

A Game Boy Color game was released in the 1990s for promotion of "The New Addams Family." The game was simply titled, "The New Addams Family Series."

A pinball game by Midway (under the Bally label) was released in 1992 shortly after the movie. It broke previous sales records by selling over 20,000 units.

reggie posted a review

Meet the famous characters from 60's series - Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Granny, Lurch and Gomez! Tully Afford the attorney evicted them from their mansion. As Gomez, you have to fight hideous monsters and flying utensils, avoid traps and find your lost family.

This game was released in 1992 by Ocean. It's pretty slow and easy, but way too long. There's timer in this game, though. Jumping on platforms is annoying and there's only one song in the entire game. You have to find all keys to unlock all doors; this is the only way to gather all the family members. Think about it like it's puzzle. Graphics is lovely and funny. You can collect items and potions to survive. Your only weapon is your own body - you have to jump on your enemy to terminate it.

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