As the name suggests, the entire world is music themed. The actual Band Land is only found in Rayman 1 as the second world. The world also reminds of the second world of the Gameboy Color Adaption of Rayman 1, Airy Tunes. It is very similar to an environment in Rayman Origins called the Desert of Dijiridoos. Since it is considered to be a fan´s favourite it was a part of Rayman 4 (cancelled prototype).
Rayman 1There are four areas in this game, plus one Save Point. The areas are Bongo Hills, Allegro Presto, Gong Heights, and Mr. Sax's Hullabaloo.
Band Land's scenery is filled with musical instruments, and chirpy music plays in the background. Some levels have a dark blue background, the others creamy red. Mystical slow music plays while adventuring those with a red one.
Band Land also has some hazards that can cost Rayman a few lives. Note: These will not include normal walking terrain like the drum tops, that do nothing.
Rayman is a great, brave hero, but even he needs some help.
Although Band Land looks like a nice, bright place, it of course has its share of enemies. They are:
- Green Bug
- Lightning Eyes
- Spike Balls
- Flute Drumstick
- Spike Man
- Purple Notes
One thing to note is that the game actually only checks for cages and not for bosses. That allows the player to intentionally die on the first screen of the Mr. Sax´s Hulabaloo after getting all the cages on it and walking through the exit sign without missing game progress.There is a well known glitch in the Bongo Hills which allows you to skip most of the level with the maracas without missing out on cages. It is called the Zip. If the player did a tap jump to the left where Rayman is standing on the picture "Setup for the zip" and ducks directly after landing on it again Rayman is set into a weird state and the game doesn´t know what to do. So it makes Rayman insanely quickly go all the way up to the end sign although there is a solid wall.
Band Land's Main Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh38eZtcdz8