IGT's now infamous Addams Family slots were first introduced in 2000, and at the time were almost impossible to find anywhere other than Las Vegas. As most new slots titles do, the Addams Family slot machine quickly made appearances at all the other major casinos in the world, then trickled down through the local casinos. Today, after 10 years on the market, these games are as fun as ever and yet are also incredibly hard to find.
The original Addams Family slots games came in both the full-sized upright banks and the smaller slant top machines. In the early days, almost all of the Addams Family slot machine banks were attached to a progressive jackpot that restarted at a minimum of $100,000. Now, though, it's not uncommon to see single Addams Family machines with no jackpot attached. It's a shame, but no Addams Family online slots have yet appeared; let's just hope that an Internet version is on IGT's agenda.
Addams Family is a slot machine for brick and mortar casinos. It was launched more than 15 years ago and while popular at first, it is now pretty hard to find. The large game machine came in versions of the familiar characters to make them stand out. The playing screen is of 20 lines for the five reels, with wilds and scatters included to make things more exciting. Playing the machine is easy since the large buttons can help set the bet and spin the rollers within seconds.
The Addams Family slots are a must-see for several reasons. Apart from a possible progressive, there are four different bonuses (depending on which Addams Family slot machine you find). Market Madness and Pick to Win are the usual random pick bonuses while Fry Fester and Cousin It's Bad Hair Day are a little...kookier. As with most five-reel online slots, to initiate a bonus you need to get three of the corresponding scatter symbols.
If a player is lucky enough to get the Cousin It bonus they’ll receive a random number of free spins. The bonus gives out as many as 510 spins at one time offering an excellent chance for players to rack up serious prize money!
We love the Addams Family-specific character symbols which include images of the original cast, the game sounds that feature the voice of John Astin (the original Gomez), and the game's use of the official theme song. Virtually all of the Addams Family slot machines are nickel machines, and since the games only offer nine paylines that means that you can get a shot at the progressive for less than 50-cents.
The Addams Family Slots offer an excellent progressive jackpot that typically starts out at $100,000 and works its way up to higher levels. As you play the game you’ll enjoy having a shot at winning this massive bonus, but even if you don’t hit the jackpot you could still hit one of the smaller combinations by lining up favorite characters from the show and walk away with a sizeable profit.
While we do wish that enjoying the game was as easy as logging onto an Addams Family slots casino, or that some savvy person would at least make some PC-friendly free Addams Family online slots, we can assure you that the live version of the game is well worth seeking out. That's why we give it 9.5 out of 10.
Although the Addams Family slot was initially launched with a local progressive jackpot from a group of machines in the casino, this is now no longer available. Previously, it started at $100,000 and worked its way up, but since the game is rare nowadays, players can only find one or two machines in some casinos.