The Addams Family (Spectrum 128K) -

The Addams Family (1992) (Spectrum 128K, Cassette) Europe (EU)
Publisher: Ocean
Occult | Ocean | Ocean/Erbe

Genre: Arcade; Platform Game

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 128K

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
Amiga 500, Amstrad CPC464, Commodore 64/128, Nintendo (US Version), Sega Game Gear (EU Version), Sega Game Gear (US Version), Sega Genesis, Sega Master System (EU Version), Sega Mega Drive (EU Version) & Spectrum 128K

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

How To Play

The members of the famous TV family are in hiding. Avoid the roaming nasties and find all the family to complete the game.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Jun 1992
Original Release Price: £11.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Andrew P. Deakin, Ivan Horn & Jonathan Dunn  

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A digital version of The Addams Family suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Scenario | Gameplay | Hints and Tips | Game Controls | Status and Scoring | Scoring | Loading | Game Credits


Creepy, Kooky, Ooky, Spooky.

The Addams Family has been imprisoned!

Only Gomez can save the day by freeing his wife Morticia, his son Pugsley, his daughter Wednesday, Granny, Lurch and Thing. He must search the Addams Family Mansion, grounds and subterranean vaults and rescue them one by one. Strange creatures and crazy monsters lurk around every corner and in every crevice with only one thought in mind, "Stop Gomez!" Only his innate agility will aid him as he leaps and bounds around the Mansion.


To rescue the six members of the Addams Family Gomez must explore the house, its grounds and finally the subterranean labyrinth which is overrun by a variety of ghouls, monsters and supernatural manifestations. Some of these can be destroyed by jumping on top of them but others are to be avoided as they are invulnerable and contact other than by a well aimed stamping means trouble for Gomez!

To explore the house and its surroundings fully, Gomez will need to go through the doors that are behind and in front of him. To go forward Gomez must stand behind a foreground doorway and press "A", to go backward he must stand in front of a background doorway and press "Q".

Some of the doorways are blocked by coloured locked doors and to open them Gomez must find the same coloured key. Once a coloured key has been collected all doors of that colour will be opened.

Scattered throughout the game are many useful items such as extra life trophies, stamina hearts and keys. To find and release the members of his family Gomez will need to find the location of many of these.

Once Gomez has located a family member they will set him a survival test to prove that he is not an imposter.

When all six members of the family have been rescued and their tests completed they will all be able to return to their abnormal lives!

Hints and Tips

  1. If a ledge seems out of reach try jumping from the head of a creature below it.
  2. Don't try rushing through an area of evil creatures as their tortuous movement may take some thought to overcome.
  3. Try not to collect stamina hearts unless you really need them - you may need them later.

Game Controls

O - Left, P - Right, SPACE - Jump/Swim, Q - Go Through Foreground Door, A - Go Through Background Door

R - Toggle Pause

To keep afloat under water hold down the Jump/Swim key.

Status and Scoring

The status panel displays from left to right:

Displays members of the Addams Family who still have to be rescued.

Displays six hearts which shrink in size with time. These can be replenished by collecting hearts. When all the hearts have gone Gomez loses a life.

Displays the number of lives Gomez has remaining.

Displays current score.

Each time Gomez collects one of the six different coloured keys it will be displayed here.


Points are awarded for each character destroyed and each time a key, heart or extra life icon is collected.


Place the cassette in the recorder ensuring that it is fully rewound. Select LOADER option and press RETURN key. Press PLAY on your recorder - the game will now load automatically.

Game Credits

The Addams Family logo is a trademark of Paramount Pictures. Ocean Software Limited authorized user.

Programming by Andrew Deakin
Graphics and Design by Ivan Horn
Music by Jonathan Dunn
C64 Conversion by Twilight
Produced by Jon Woods
(c) 1992 Ocean Software Limited.

The Addams Family is Item ID 12730 in our database. Last modified on Monday 18th November 2019 at 10:10:51 AM.

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