Alida (Windows)

60
Critic Score
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2.7
User Score
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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 An inadequate, 2-part, island map adorns one of the walls.
Alida Windows You can't interact in this room - it's just for show.
Alida Windows A puzzle involving holograms
Alida Windows Wow!  Look at all that money!

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

UHS (Universal Hint System) Sep 19, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Oct 07, 2004 B 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Feb 10, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Sep 21, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Imperium Gier May 23, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Chronicles Sep 15, 2004 5.6 out of 10 56
GameSpot Aug 31, 2004 4.8 out of 10 48
GameZone Sep 20, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45
GamersWanted Sep 30, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35

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Jeanne (75500) added Alida (Windows) on Aug 25, 2004
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