The Addams Family (handheld video game)

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The Addams Family (Game Boy)
The Addams Family
Cover art of The Addams Family
Developer(s) Ocean Software
Publisher(s) Ocean Software
Designer(s) Brian J. Flanagan
Platform(s) Game Boy
  • NA: January 1992
  • JP: October 23, 1992
Genre(s) Platform, Side-scrolling
Mode(s) Single player

The Addams Family is the title of a video game released for the original Game Boy, as well as differing versions for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SNES, and the ZX Spectrum. The games are a tie-in with the 1991 movie, The Addams Family. It was published and developed in 1992 by Ocean Software. It is a platform side-scrolling action game.


Tully Alford, the Addams Family attorney, has evicted the clan from their home (based towards the end of the movie) and to make matters worse, Morticia Addams, Pugsley Addams, Wednesday Addams, Granny Addams and Lurch have gone missing. It is up to Gomez Addams to find and save his family, defeat the confused Uncle Fester and face his ultimate goal of kicking Alford out of the Addams' rightful home.


The game is very open-ended, allowing the player to choose which areas to approach. Each area has an end where Gomez faces a boss and/or receives an item. Typically following this, a family member is rescued.


  • Graveyard
  • Boiler Room
  • The River
  • Icebox
  • Toybox
  • Attic
  • Cellar

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