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 A beautiful garden
Alida Windows Newspaper clipping with history about the island
Alida Windows Title Screen
Alida Windows For once no knowledge of the planets is necessary. These puzzles serve other purposes.

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 (75486) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameBoomers Aug 27, 2004 A- 91
UHS (Universal Hint System) Sep 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FOK!games Dec 13, 2004 75 out of 100 75
PIB (Programmer In Black) Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Game Over Online Sep 07, 2004 57 out of 100 57 Feb 14, 2005 10 out of 20 50
GameZone Sep 20, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45
GamersWanted Sep 30, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35
Gameinatrix Sep 25, 2004 F 0


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