Get On Da Mic

Have you ever been humiliated in a Singstar 'battle' with one of your more angelic voiced chums? Have you ever wanted to get even by challenging them at a real 'battle' like Eminem in 8 Mile? Well now you can with Eidos's hip-hop heavy, Get On Da Mic.

In a swift move to appeal to the rap lovers amongst us, Eidos are set to unleash an 'urban' karaoke (or 'Rapaoke' as Eidos want to stupidly call it) title on yo' ass. Thankfully this time you're able to spit rhymes like Dre, rather than strain your pipes past breaking point to Petula Clark's Downtown.

Using a USB headset (sorry, no Singstar mics here) you're task is to rap along and be rewarded if you nail it word-for-word. Sometimes it's easy, other times, such as Dizzee Rascal's Fix Up, Look Sharp, it's truly nails. One duff point is that the swearing has been removed, but for the juvenile in us all the good new is that you get bonus points if you do the naughty words.

Get On Da Mic also allows gamers to kit out his/her character and take them from a wannabe hip-hop star, to the king (or Queen) of bling. You can purchase jewellery, a home cinema and even a castle. Hell, you can even buy a private jet.

Playing through the career mode you'll start out in front of the uninspiring surroundings of your bathroom mirror. But as your rhymes get slicker you'll soon be busting lyrics on a world tour in front of thousands.

There's serious potential for 'post-pub' madness, thanks to the Freestyle mode. Rather than picking a track with lyrics, you can choose a beat-laden soundtrack and fire out some fresh lines to impress your mates. And best of all, you can record your skills using EyeToy.


Get Busy - Sean Paul
Ante-Up 'Remix' - M.O.P.
Get By - Talib Kweli
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
Beware of the Boyz - Jay-Z
Dude - Beenie Man feat.Miss Thing
Ma, I don't love her - The Clipse
The Jump Off - Lil Kim
Posse on Broadway - Sir-Mix-A-Lot
Hey Mama - Black-Eyed Peas
Tipsy - J-Kwon
Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
Rapper's Delight - The Sugar Hill Gang
Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy
Wit Dre Day - Dr Dre
Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliott
Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
California Love 'Remix' - 2 Pac feat. Dr Dre
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Williams
The Next Episode - Dr Dre feat. Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg
Work It - Missy Elliott
Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
Wat Da Hook Gon Be -Jermaine Dupris
Through the Wire - Kanye West
X Gonna give it to ya - DMX
Ruff Ryder Anthem - DMX
Still Ballin' 'Nitty Remix' - 2 Pac
Naggin - Ying Yang Twins
Dear Mama - 2 Pac
Pump It Up - Joe Budden
Push It - Salt 'n' Pepper
Express Yourself - N.W.A.
Game Over - Lil Flip
Nothin But A G Thang - Dr Dre
Rubber Band Man - T.I.
Crank It Up -
Fix Up - Dizzee Rascal
Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
Jesus Walks - Kanye West
Whoa - Black Rob

Get On Da Mic will be out for PS2 on 26 November. An Xbox version will follow in February