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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 Overlooking some ruins below. The shapes of the buildings and foundations are important.
Alida Windows Guitar puzzle in the garden
Alida Windows Find important pieces of art for clues to puzzles elsewhere.
Alida Windows View off of an outside walkway

Alternate Titles

  • "阿历达" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Алида" -- Russian spelling
  • "Alida: The Enigmatic Giant" -- European title

User Reviews

More a puzzle game than an adventure Jeanne (75624) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

GameBoomers Aug 27, 2004 A- 91
Puntaeclicca.it Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
UHS (Universal Hint System) Sep 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FOK!games Dec 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Mystery Manor Sep 21, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Adventure-Treff Dec 20, 2004 59 out of 100 59
Game Chronicles Sep 15, 2004 5.6 out of 10 56
GameSpot Aug 31, 2004 4.8 out of 10 48
GamersWanted Sep 30, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2004 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Jeanne (75624) added Alida (Windows) on Aug 25, 2004
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