The Addams Family (arcade game)

The Addams Family (arcade game)

Infobox VG
title=The Addams Family


caption=Screenshot of The Addams Family
developer = Ocean
publisher = Ocean
released=1992
genre = Platform game
modes =
ratings=
platforms= Sega Genesis, Super NES, Amiga, Arcade
media= cartridge
requirements=

"The Addams Family" is a platform game released by Ocean in 1992. The game was released for Sega Genesis, Super NES, Amiga, and other consoles. It is based on the first movie of the same name. The characters bear resemblance to their movie counterparts.

Gameplay

The game followed the Addams Family father and husband, Gomez Addams, as he attempts to save the members of his family who have been kidnapped. They have been stowed away in various locations in the mansion and are protected by a boss of some sort. The manservant Lurch and the severed hand Thing are the only characters not to be kidnapped. Thing will provide hints on gameplay whenever Gomez finds one of his red boxes marked with an 'A' for 'Addams'.Gomez starts outside the front door of the mansion. Inside the house, Gomez can move from level to level in basically any order. The player will soon discover that the mansion is full of secrets, hidden passageways and side levels and bosses (for the purpose of increasing Gomez's health).Gomez dispatches enemies by simply jumping on their heads (similar to the Super Mario games). He can also find objects to throw at them, such as golf balls.The game did not have a save system but, instead, bore a password system. Through progression of the game, the player would receive passwords, enabling him or her to start where they left off.

Development

Other versions

*A partially simplified version of this game was also released for the NES under the title "Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt", starring Pugsley as the main character instead of Gomez.
*The game had a very similar version for the NES and Sega Game Gear/Master System (the latter of which was developed by Acclaim rather than Oceansoft). It also featured Gomez Addams looking for his family in the mansion, as well as many of the same themed-locations. It was ported in 1994 with different graphics, different layout and less linear gameplay. For example, if the player had freed Granny, she would fix her "fog machine" to provide one of the items necessary to free Pugsley.
*A TurboGrafx-16 CD version was also developed by ICOM Simulations and published by NEC, though in this version the protagonist is the Addams's lawyer, Tully Alford, despite being an antagonist in the movie.
*Two more version of the game were developed; one for the Game Boy and another version for computer systems Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

External links

*moby game|id=/addams-family|name="The Addams Family"


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