The Addams Family (NES)
|The Addams Family|
This game has a prerelease article
Ta da da DUN...*snap snap*
This game shares the same music driver library that many other NES Ocean Software games used. As a result, there is a hidden version and copyright string:
MUSIC DRIVER V1.0 (C)JONATHAN DUNN & OCEAN SOFTWARE
Press A, B, B, A, Left, Right, Left, Right at the title screen. The "c" letter will appear in the upper left corner of the screen.
Early Gomez Sprites
Present among the subscreen/item graphics are a collection of Gomez sprites from an earlier version of the game.
Pictures of this version were published in Nintendo Power volume 28, page 93.
The inventory screen has body tiles of all Addams Family members (barring Lurch), but only their heads are used in the final version. Morticia is never used, period, because the game ends after rescuing her.
The coin (seen in the above scan) can still be found in the level tilesets, unused.
As are the crosses. The crosses are still present in The Garden's layout, but the tiles have been blacked out. The complete cross tiles can, however, still be found in other copies of the graveyard tileset within the game data. In addition, the un-blanked crosses and many other tiles from this game can be found between graphics in Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge.
This patch will restore the crosses to the graveyard:
|Download The Addams Family (NES, gravestone patch)
File: Addams_Graves.ips (4 KB) (info)
Older versions of character portraits can be found in various tilesets.
These portraits also show up in early versions of the game. The only one used is the Cousin It picture.
As is common with games by Ocean and System 3, most of the graphics banks were written over the top of the graphics banks of other Ocean games, for some strange reason. This game contains part of the title screen graphics for the European Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2.
When assembled, they form some spooky looking letters, perhaps an early design for the logo.
The European version has a language option for English, French, and German.
The message box was expanded to accommodate the different languages.
The word "wrench" was changed to "spanner" in the European version, and the button text was moved up a bit.
|The Addams Family series|
|ZX Spectrum||The Addams Family|
|Commodore 64||The Addams Family|
|NES||Fester's Quest • The Addams Family • Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (Prototype)|
|SNES||The Addams Family • Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt • Addams Family Values|
|Game Boy (Color)||The New Addams Family Series (Prototype)|
|Genesis||The Addams Family • Addams Family Values|