configuration on PC
On Mac or PC: Explorer 5
300 MHz processor / 64 Mb RAM
Flash 5 Plug-in
- ADSL / Cable / T1 / T2 / T3: From 2 to 5 minutes
- Modems 28.8 to 56 Kb: From 5 to 20 minutes
- Note: When connecting for the first time, the loading
times can vary from 2 to 20 minutes according to the
types of connections! But the next time you will connect,
all the files will already have been stored on your
hard disk (in the navigator’s cache); you will
enter in the game almost immediately!
- On the home page, click on the GO button.
- If you are not registered already, you should then
register to be able to save your game.
- Enter your user name and email address and click on
the OK button.
- Check your mailbox : you should have received a confirmation
message with your password.
- Use these information to log-in.
The aim of the game
There is no conquering here, but the
discovery of mysteries of an enchanting world. The unifying
thread of Banja’s whole story is the harmonious
life of the isle’s citizens that one must try
to preserve in spite of the arrival of troublemaking
epic in 12 episodes
You will have to find help in the sympathy of your fellow
citizens, whether they are characters in the game or
other players… You undertake this great quest
while discovering a new aim, new games, music and gifts
in each episode:)
Itland is an isle that evolves in real
time. The characters give you appointments and some
events will take place on specific dates. Day after
day you can see the growth of the vegetation, as well
as the isle’s expansion…
In some cases, the players will all
have to get together to unite their efforts to solve
the problems. And then wait till a sufficient number
of players have accomplished the action to advance in
The Yes Papa are knowledge points. The number of Yes
PaPa determines your score and represents your knowledge
of the isle and of its inhabitants. You obtain YesPapa
by being curious, by accomplishing an action or a decisive
advance in the game. There are at the most 50 Yes Papa
per episode. If your Yes Papa score is sufficient, you
will have access to some exclusive contents, such as
additional costumes for your avatar in the chat, screen
backgrounds or other goodies…
Pots of honey
The pots of honey are your exchange currency when swapping
with the Itlandians. Your stock of honey is regularly
renewed owing to the Eskimo bees that live in your fridge!
For a pot of honey you will be able to obtain Paperboy’s
gazette, or one of Sydney’s records… But
you will also be able to go to the casino to obtain
Useful for paying the entrance fee in Patchouli establishments,
like the casino and the cinema. The arrival of the Patchoulis
and of their new money radically changed the honey swapping
system in force in Itland; some shopkeepers now prefer
being paid in Patchollars.
At each episode a determining action is accomplished
by a player. The player is then nominated Banja Star
and receives the honours of Itland...
In the course of your strolls through Itland, you will
discover a number of game modules, integrated in the
scenery’s elements, or presented by a character.
You can then access them directly from the console.
Your mini-game results are displayed with those of other
players in the high-scores of the console.
Itland is also a community area. You thus have numerous
idea exchange possibilities:
The chat rooms
Get into the Gulls Connection, to directly talk with
other players. You can personalise your Gull (the more
YesPapa you have, the more choices you will have for
the headdresses!) and create a chat room. One can make
a face and even make oneself transformed into funny
animals! You will find a detailed help menu in the chat
your instant message service
(Keyboard shortcut : M key). It allows creating a list
of "Banjafriends" among the other players
and to send small messages instantly. You can see who
is connected, by a signal light in front of their pseudo
(green: connected - red: offline). Sending a message:
all you have to know is the recipient’s name ;
enter his name in the message sending window and type
your text. Adding a Banjafriend to your list: When you
receive a message you can add the sender to your list.
The Forum is your space to express opinions and ask
questions. Exchanging, helping and humour are the Itlandians’
main values. Through the messages published every day,
one exchanges tips, humours, rendezvous, and even poems!
Finally discover the "Banjakoktails", evening
festivities where players can meet one another.
Music: exclusive titles to collect in the course of
the episodes in your jukebox, and exceptional events:
concerts on Itland’s beach with guest-stars! Cinema:
the Patchouli cinema proposes a varied program of serials
and short films, the entry ticket costs 5 patchollars!
Publications: books and magazines to consult so as to
learn more: The Itland News (official newspaper), the
Botanika (book of plants), the Zootika (book of animals)
All of the dialogues are illustrated by a logical icons
system. Each conversation is accompanied by a sub-title
made up of small animations. Rest assured, a lexicon
is available by clicking on the ‘?’ button
during the dialogues, or in the console. Example: The
Paperboy sets a meeting the next day on the beach.
The game console is designed to simplify your life as
a player. It allows quickly accessing all of the game’s
functions. Exit: to definitely exit the game (automatic
saving) Save: to record the course you have covered
and the actions undertaken. Quality: to select the definition
of animations: high, medium and low.
(Keyboard shortcut: the J key) It is a "jump-map"
for it allows direct access to important locations:
when an arrow appears above an area it means that you
can click to go there directly. (You must first have
discovered it on the isle)
(Keyboard shortcut: the I key) It counts the objects
in your possession: Pots of honey, patchollars and other
(Keyboard shortcut: the S key) The scores boards allow
consulting the scores of players for each game. Optionally:
sending messages to the best players and directly accessing
games. You can also consult the BanjaStars list.
You will find the solution to all your problems by clicking
on one of the help items accessible in the console.
Here you find your whole profile (pseudo, plant password,
email address) as you recorded it at your inscription.
This mark allows consulting the progress of the episode
and the dates of great events.