The Addams Family by Ocean

addams_family_01Publisher: Ocean
Developer: Ocean
Release Date: 1992
GFX: I. Horn, A. Deacin
Music: Dean Evans
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 57%
Our Game Rating: 65%
Supplied by Sebatianos
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

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I used to love watching the repeats of The Addams Family on Channel 4 (and the movies) way back in the 80s, and so hearing the news that Ocean Software was going to release a game involving the family’s antics, I was waiting with bated breath. Needless to that I shouldn’t have bothered wasting my hard earned cash and just stuck with the TV programme and movies 😦 The game was a total disaster on the C64 and just proved that the C64’s commercial life had had its day. Saying that, I enjoyed the Amiga and Megadrive versions 🙂
Anyway, thanks to Seb for supplying the following ending …
And so all the family members are safe. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I’m not quite sure how Seb completed this one, but I do know there are a few cracked versions out there that allow you to skip levels and also give you infinite lives / energy.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The ending is just the same as any part of the game in between… It’s the same as rescuing any other member of the family (it just says that now you rescued all of them and it congratulates you).’ The message reads: “CONGRATULATIONS YOU MANAGED TO RESCUE ALL OF YOUR FAMILY“.
Sebatianos: This really is a poor game ending and it looks as if the programmers just couldn’t be bothered to create something extra special for us all to see – at least some real acknowledgement of completing the game.
Vinny: OMG! I was expecting something a little more rewarding 😦
FINAL SAY: It’s really disappointing.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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One Response to The Addams Family by Ocean

  1. alexx668 says:

    The ending is indeed quite poor, but I thought the game was cool. The sound was terrible, but the gameplay was decent. Enjoyable platforming action and a lot of exploration to be done.


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