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