STORY / GAMEPLAY
In this fun, action platform game you control Gomez (you know who this is right?) and your mission is to save the members of your family that have been kidnapped and stowed away in different locations of the mansion, guarded by a boss of some sort. You have to venture through all the areas of inside and out of the mansion, each swarmed by hoards of weird creatures that will never stop to prevent you from achieving your goal. There is a variety of different areas for you to explore and also find some secret bonuses.
The gameplay is similar to Super Mario (and other games of the same genre). Gomez is actually unarmed but is able to eliminate enemies by simply jumping onto their heads or just avoiding them. You can walk and jump in all eight-directions onto higher platforms to progress. Gomez can also find objects to throw like, for instance, golf balls. Your energy bar (shown as two hearts) is limited to only two hits but you can pick up more hearts to refill. There are also some dollar signs that will grant some extra score points and, most importantly, if you collect 50 of those, your energy will be fully replenished. Overall, the Addams Family is a fun action platform game, with fast pace and good visuals. GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics on the Amiga look great. The Amiga version has more colors compared to the ST but misses a few background details (found on the ST, Mega Drive and SNES versions) and we really don’t know why this happened.
On the other hand, the animation and scrolling are smoother that the ST counterpart (and similar to the 16bit consoles), making the game more playable as it is crucial for any platform game to run as smoothly as possible.
The sound on the Amiga version features an excellent intro tune (taken from the popular movie) some in-game tunes and a variety of sampled sound effects.GAMEPLAY VIDEO
Our video below contains the Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo conversions.