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Alida (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Alida Windows Wow!  Look at all that money!
Alida Windows Guitar puzzle in the garden
Alida Windows You can't interact in this room - it's just for show.
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 (75601) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

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
Puntaeclicca.it Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PIB (Programmer In Black) Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Adventure-Treff Dec 20, 2004 59 out of 100 59
Game Over Online Sep 07, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Game Chronicles Sep 15, 2004 5.6 out of 10 56
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 14, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Cheat Code Central Aug 16, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Jeanne (75601) added Alida (Windows) on Aug 25, 2004
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