Alida (Windows)

60
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2.7
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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 You can't interact in this room - it's just for show.
Alida Windows A puzzle involving holograms
Alida Windows View off of an outside walkway
Alida Windows The "About Alida" screen

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 (75500) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameBoomers Aug 27, 2004 A- 91
Puntaeclicca.it Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PIB (Programmer In Black) Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier May 23, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 14, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Cheat Code Central Aug 16, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
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
Gameinatrix Sep 25, 2004 F 0

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