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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 Guitar puzzle in the garden
Alida Windows Another musical puzzle
Alida Windows Title Screen
Alida Windows An inadequate, 2-part, island map adorns one of the walls.

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 (75521) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

GameBoomers Aug 27, 2004 A- 91
UHS (Universal Hint System) Sep 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Puntaeclicca.it Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PIB (Programmer In Black) Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier May 23, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Over Online Sep 07, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 14, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Gameinatrix Sep 25, 2004 F 0

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Jeanne (75521) added Alida (Windows) on Aug 25, 2004
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