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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.


Alida Windows View off of an outside walkway
Alida Windows Hop in and take a ride!
Alida Windows For once no knowledge of the planets is necessary. These puzzles serve other purposes.
Alida Windows Newspaper clipping with history about the island

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 (75481)

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Macintosh Feb, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Feb, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Quandary Windows Aug, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Apr 09, 2003 8.25 out of 10 82
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows Sep 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Macintosh Aug 11, 2003 B 75
Game Over Online Windows Sep 07, 2004 57 out of 100 57
GameZone Windows Sep 20, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45
GamersWanted Windows Sep 30, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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