Williams Pinball: The Addams Family is ready to rock your world on Pinball FX. Are you ready? Then check out our Williams Pinball: The Addams Family review!
Williams Pinball: The Addams Family is ready to rock your world on Pinball FX. Are you ready? Zen Studios has worked hard to bring us the definitive version of the classic The Addams Family pinball table to Pinball FX, and it’s now time to take it for a spin! This is one of my all-time favorite pinball tables and one I used to play a lot back in the day at the arcade. The source material for this excellent digital recreation is – to this day – the best-selling pinball machine of all time, which is no small achievement!
With this being a digital representation of a pinball table, the controls are simple and to the point. The L1 and L2 buttons will be used for the flippers on the left side of the table, while the R1 and R2 buttons will be used for the flippers on the right side. The X button will be used for launching the ball into play. And that’s it! There are some extra powers you can use if playing a table in Arcade Mode, which will be activated with the Square button.
The big one is that since this one is from Williams Pinball, you can play either the original arcade machine just as you remember it or you can press the Circle button to activate the visual extras that enhance the experience. For The Addams Family pinball table, that includes an animated Thing doing a variety of things, from teeing up the ball for play to performing the Mamushka Dance. There’s also a very animated Cousin Itt jumping around, smoke effects, additional lighting here and there, darker flippers, as well as additional art on the sides and on the back of the pinball area.
As you play this one over and over again, you’ll try to unlock up to 13 possible Mansion Awards. You can see them represented at the center of the screen by each of the 13 windows on Addams Mansion. By shooting at the electric chair or swamp kickout, you’ll unlock an award when the light is on at the electric chair. The Mansion Awards include Cousin Itt, the Mamushka, a quick multiball reward, going tunnel hunting with the family – as families do – by shooting at the tunnels in the electric chair, the swamp, and the vault, or a nice, good old-fashioned séance.
Unlike pinball tables and pinball packs made available for the other pinball platforms from Zen Studios, there are no additional trophies to work on during your time with this one. That means you’ll still be working on unlocking all of the trophies included in the base Pinball FX. The list is split into 7 Bronze trophies, a single Silver trophy, and 2 Gold trophies. You’ll have to post a score in any official event, create your own tournament, unlock all rewards for a season, earn a gold or diamond event cup, unlock a table award, score 1,000,000,000 in total playing your tables, and play all game modes on a table. Unlocking your first collectible item, customize your profile with a badge, a frame, and a background, and play a game on any table. You will be unlocking collectibles and an award as you play each table, so you’ll at least get to see a pop-up every now and then.
Williams Pinball: The Addams Family is available for Pinball FX at a $9.99 asking price to add it to your collection. There’s also the option of taking the table for a spin as part of the Pinball FX Pinball Pass, either with a 30 days monthly pass for 150 Pinball Coins – which retails for $14.99 – or within a one-year pass for 1,200 Pinball Coins – which retails for $99.99. The Pinball Pass will also give you access to dozens of other tables, so if you’re a pinball fan, it’s certainly great value.
This Williams Pinball: The Addams Family review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Zen Studios.