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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 For once no knowledge of the planets is necessary. These puzzles serve other purposes.
Alida Windows Overlooking some ruins below. The shapes of the buildings and foundations are important.
Alida Windows This is a cryptogram
Alida Windows Find important pieces of art for clues to puzzles elsewhere.

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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 (75363)

Critic Reviews

AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Aug 22, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBoomers Windows Aug 27, 2004 A- 91
Just Adventure Macintosh Aug 11, 2003 B 75
FOK!games Windows Dec 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Just Adventure Windows Oct 07, 2004 B 75
PIB (Programmer In Black) Windows Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Game Over Online Windows Sep 07, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Cheat Code Central Windows Aug 16, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
GameSpot Windows Aug 31, 2004 4.8 out of 10 48
GameZone Windows Sep 20, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45

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