This game is actually pretty good, considering that it is an "earlier" one.
The graphics are very nice, the music is interesting (in a good way, of course), and the characters are funny.
It is a bit challenging, I've been playing it for about 4 years and I still haven't gotten past the end of BandLand... then again I haven't been using cheats, either and my hand/eye coordination is zero.
If you are tired of war games and killing-type games and you like a challenge, Rayman is probably for you... the best thing is...: It's cheap!!!
This is one of my favourite games. Like all of the rayman games, it's quite addictive. Even though it's fun, it gets really annoying after you've defeated Mr. Skop and haven't freed all the electoons, because it won't let you go to the big boss. Despite this, It's a great game. Overall, I'd recommend it more experienced players who have played other rayman games.