ROMs for Addams Family, The on Sega Master System

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A 2D platformer loosely based on the film of the same name. The player controls Gomez Addams as he attempts to save his family from their no-good lawyer Tully Alford.


Overview

The Addams Family is a multi-platform platformer game based on the movie of the same name. It was developed and published by Ocean on almost every system available in the early 90s.

Gameplay

This game is a traditional platformer. Familiar mechanics such as precisely timed jumping, avoiding spikes, pouncing atop the heads of enemies are all featured.

Gomez in The Addams Family.
Gomez in The Addams Family.

The Addams Family game follows Gomez Addams, as he searches the Addams' residence (which has been taken over by Gomez's evil lawyer, Tully Alford), for his missing family members. There are several stages in the game accessible through different doors in the main hall each housing an imprisoned member of Gomez's family. To free his family, Gomez must traverse each stage and defeat a boss. There are also hidden doors that can lead to rooms with bonus pickups, or even some that can serve as short cuts.

Pickups include: hearts which increase health; a sword that is lost after taking damage; a rapid firing marble like item, a power-up that is also lost after taking damage; and yellow dollar signs, one hundred of which will award the player with an extra life.

Once Gomez frees Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Grandmama, he can then enter the final area of the game to save his wife, Morticia.

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