Around this time every year I break out several Halloween-themed games to play. The Addams Family lived every day as if it were Halloween.
According to MobyGames, “The Addams Family” was released for the following platforms: TurboGrafx CD, Game Gear, NES, Sega Master System, Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, Genesis, SNES, game Boy, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and the ZX Spectrum. Other games in the franchise include Fester’s Quest, The Addams family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt, Addams Family Values, and The new Addams Family Series. There is also an Addams Family pinball table, which is one of the most desirable (and expensive) tables around.
Here’s some YouTube footage from the Commodore 64 version.
As a bonus, here’s a promotional video for the Addams Family pinball machine.
While “The New Scooby Doo Movies” were great. I have always been more of a “Scooby Doo, Where are You!” fan, but when “Movies” had a good guest I was always on board. The Addams Family were my 2nd favorite guest, the Harlem Globetrotters of course being #1.
The New Scooby Doo Movies – “The Addams Family” Part 1 of 4
The New Scooby Doo Movies – “The Addams Family” Part 2 of 4
The New Scooby Doo Movies – “The Addams Family” Part 3 of 4
The New Scooby Doo Movies – “The Addams Family” Part 4 of 4
“Fester’s Quest” was a top down adventure game that has been much maligned by the press. Now it is not a great game, but it is not as bad as people would lead you to believe. My biggest problem with it, is that it is about Uncle Fester. Why, when you have the entire Addams’ family to choose from, would you choose to make a game about Uncle Fester?