Alida (Windows)

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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 Overlooking some ruins below. The shapes of the buildings and foundations are important.
Alida Windows Wow!  Look at all that money!
Alida Windows For once no knowledge of the planets is necessary. These puzzles serve other purposes.
Alida Windows Game Setup

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 Jeanne (75481) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Quandary Aug, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Feb 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
PIB (Programmer In Black) Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Adventure-Treff Dec 20, 2004 59 out of 100 59
Imperium Gier May 23, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Cheat Code Central Aug 16, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50 Feb 14, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Gameinatrix Sep 25, 2004 F 0


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