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 You start here on a balcony overlooking the sea. Point the cursor to the top to access menus.
Alida Windows Game Setup
Alida Windows View off of an outside walkway
Alida Windows Play the huge guitar from the strummer

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
FOK!games Dec 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Just Adventure Oct 07, 2004 B 75 Feb 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
PIB (Programmer In Black) Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier May 23, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58 Feb 14, 2005 10 out of 20 50
GamersWanted Sep 30, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35
Gameinatrix Sep 25, 2004 F 0


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