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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 A beautiful garden
Alida Windows Overlooking some ruins below. The shapes of the buildings and foundations are important.
Alida Windows For once no knowledge of the planets is necessary. These puzzles serve other purposes.
Alida Windows Play the huge guitar from the strummer

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 (75634) 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
FOK!games Dec 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Mystery Manor Sep 21, 2004 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Adventure Gamers Sep 21, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Over Online Sep 07, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Cheat Code Central Aug 16, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
GamersWanted Sep 30, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35

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Jeanne (75634) added Alida (Windows) on Aug 25, 2004
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