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- Addams family, the -

Platform games are probably THE most prevalent genre when it comes to computer games, they have been around from the very beginning and many games made today still incorperate at least a part of the formula. The Addams family is based on the movie and like so many movie licensed games this is also a platform game. The game doesn't really follow the plot of the movie because you play as Gomez and you have to find and resque your family members who are somewhere within the Addams residence.

You start outside the mansion and once you are inside there are plenty of rooms to explore. There are no weapons in the game and the only way you can take out enemies is by jumping on top of them. Many puzzles require you to do this as well because you bounce up after you land on an enemy and this enables you to go to areas you would otherwise be unable to reach. There are plenty of other obstacles as well like spikes and some levels have boss characters as well. You won't die instantly but instead you have a lifebar, each time you get hit you loose energy and eventually a life. You can pick up money along the way but I can't say what they are for other than points to gain a life.

The controls are pretty responsive but many hazards simply cannot be avoided, this makes the game rather annoying at times and if you die you won't continue immediately but instead you'll be sent back a bit and have to restart from there. For some strange reason on the "more powerfull" systems (amiga, atari st, megadrive) you only get a lifebar of two harts while on the other systems you get six. There is another difference between the two types of systems and that is that the powersystems start right in front of the house while the others start you off in the graveyard/courtyard and you have to find a key to get in the house. Why there is a difference between the two is a mystery to me. The graphics are ok, the deformed look fit with the comic style of the game well but it doesn't look a thing like the movies except for some background pictures. The music is pretty good with a tune constantly playing in the background. As far as platform games are concerned this game doesn't really stand out but it's executed well enough that you will have some fun with it.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1992.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
Amstrad CPC Released in 1992.
A cross between the ZX and C64 versions.
Atari ST Released in 1992.
Game has been tested but not completed with Steem v3.2.
Music not up to par with the amiga version but otherwise very similar.
The music sound somewhat less than the amiga but otherwise it's the same.
C64 Released in 1992.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
The screen looks very crowded because there is a bit too much detail in the background.
Released in 1993 developed by flying edge.
Game has been tested but not completed with WGens v2.11.
NES Released in 1993 .
Game has been tested but not completed with FCE ultra v0.98.12.
Has a health bar instead of the hearts.
SMS - Sega
Master system
Released in 1993 developed by flying edge.
Game has been tested but not completed with Dega v1.12.
Looks a lot like the NES version but the graphics are a bit more detailed.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1992.
Game has been tested but not completed with emuZwin v2.5.
This version is the least of the lot, that doesn't mean it's bad though.

Date added Jan-09-2005 21:13
Name Addams family, the
Developer Ocean
Publisher Ocean
First released 1992
Genre Action
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Download Amstrad CPC, filesize: 73 Kb
Atari ST, filesize: 513 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 71 Kb
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 670 Kb
Nintendo Entertainment System, filesize: 117 Kb
Sega Master System, filesize: 180 Kb
Sega Megadrive, filesize: 602 Kb
ZX Spectrum, filesize: 77 Kb
Manual Download manual , filesize: 870 Kb
Zip contains the scanned manual from the NES.
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available

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