Why Is This 25-Year-Old Pinball Machine Still the Most Popular?
You can even play a video-game version of this table
To those in the know, March 1992 is a watershed moment in the history of pinball.
That’s when The Addams Family—the pinball game, not the movie—premiered. It was based on the 1991 movie starring Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston as the married couple at the center of a strange family. The game has a quirky aesthetic that closely aligns with the spooky-ooky-ooky vibe of the film.
I don’t think I ever played that one, since I never saw the movie it was based on. If I did play it, it was probably at someplace like the Houston pinball show years back (the show that had a DJ playing crappy ’80s music so loud it gave me mild tinnitus) and it was a brief play. I have played Invaders From Mars far more, as far as modern machines go. That’s the one I tend to see every place now.