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Alida, a guitar shaped island off of the Australian coast, was built by members of a musical group who sold enough from their first album to make its members extremely rich.

When no second album is produced they're all but forgotten by their fans. So the band split up, each person taking up a separate area on Alida and hoarding their remaining money in elaborately locked vaults. After a time, all of the members of the group left the island. Arin, one of the members, goes to the island for a supposed reunion but has never returned. His wife asks you to go to Alida and find her husband.

You play in first-person, Myst-like solitude. Explore the entire island to figure out what happened to the band and to find Arin. The puzzles range in difficulty and most are musical in nature.

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Alida Windows This is a cryptogram
Alida Windows Wow!  Look at all that money!
Alida Windows A dome-shaped building
Alida Windows Play the huge guitar from the strummer

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Alternate Titles

  • "阿历达" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Алида" -- Russian spelling
  • "Alida: Zagadkowy gigant" -- Polish title
  • "Alida: The Enigmatic Giant" -- European title

User Reviews

More a puzzle game than an adventure Windows Jeanne (76652)

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Feb, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBoomers Windows Aug 27, 2004 A- 91
Quandary Macintosh Aug, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows Sep 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FOK!games Windows Dec 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Feb 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Adventure-Treff Windows Dec 20, 2004 59 out of 100 59
Game Chronicles Windows Sep 15, 2004 5.6 out of 10 56
Cheat Code Central Windows Aug 16, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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