The Adams Family

Pinball / March, 1992 / 4 Players

Notable Features:

Flippers (4; 3 regular-sized, 1 "Thing Flips" game-controlled mini-flipper), Pop bumpers (5), Ramps (2), Kick-out hole (1), Dual left inlanes. First ever optical target bank (in the bookcase). Bookcase, when active, rotates to reveal a lock hole. Magnets under the lower playfield activate as "The Power", an earned feature during play to affect ball movement. 2- or 3-ball multiball. Upper right playfield has "Thing", a large plastic hand that comes out if its box to magnetically pick up the ball and take it below the playfield.

The Addams Family' has a flipper that not only is controlled by the player's flipper button but also is caused by the game programming to flip at certain points in game play. One earlier form of "auto-flipping" appears on Williams' 1953 'Palisades'.