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  • Summary: The industry's first hip hop music game. Between 40 of the most popular urban music tracks, today's hottest gear, and multiple playable rappers all trying to get to the top, Get On Da Mic captures the thrill of living the life of rap superstar! 40 Highly recognizable hip hop songs - No need to learn the words to obscure songs or remember a classic from 1977, GOTM forty of today and tomorrow's hottest rap tracks. Multiple Difficulty Levels - Accessible gameplay allows rappers of all skill levels to get a taste of the big time. 8 Customizable Characters featuring real-world gear - Make sure your character looks as good as they should by buying the same real-world gear seen on rap's megastars! Bling Acquisition - It wouldn't be hip hop without the stuff that comes with it. Outfit your crib with the bling you bring! 8 Levels - Highly unique levels immerse the player in all aspects of a hip hop superstars career. Multiplayer Freestyle Mode - Got your own poetry to share with the world? Showcase your innate talents to your friends to see if you're hip-hops next big thing! Interactive Crowds and Environments - Crowds cheer you on when you're nailing it, and walk away when you don't have it. Party Mode ­- Just want to do the Karaoke thing, hip-hop style? Party Mode let's you flow all of the game's tracks when all you wanna do perform. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  1. 80
    While there could be some more old school songs for the mix, the songlist as a whole is an excellent cross spectrum. You have to start somewhere, and these are already some of the most fun to learn rap songs out there. Holler!
  2. There's just a guilty pleasure that is inherent in the karaoke experience that helps this game despite its flaws.
  3. The off-sync graphics are more humorous than they ought to be, the lyrics display makes it tough to keep up with subsequent verses, the censoring on some tracks is hit or miss, and the arrangement of some tracks puts focus on verses and choruses that aren't the main parts of the rap. Individually, any of those problems could be forgiven. Taken together, they make it tough to recommend this game to longtime fans of rap and hip-hop.
  4. One of the saddest stories of 2004, as it's a game that's chock full of everything a rhythm game should have, but it trips and falls off the stage because the actual singing aspect has been so poorly developed. It's just heartbreaking to sing a song perfectly and score fewer points than someone who's making it up as they go.
  5. The minute you discover the lack of true voice detection, all the fun is spoiled.
  6. Aside from the novelty of trying to rap a few of your favorite songs, this game is more than lame. It would be useful for up and coming rappers to hone their chops but do we really need to perpetuate this dumbed-down art form? Get the karaoke game and learn how to sing.
  7. Sets the stage for success with an awesome track list, but fails miserably with its totally weak skills. Please, put down the mic.

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Score distribution:
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  1. FilipY.
    Oct 4, 2004
    10
    By the help of that game ....Im a better rapper. Thanx Get ON the Mic! and a2m.
  2. DaveL.
    Oct 7, 2004
    10
    Before I played this game, I didnt know what rapping was all about. My career is going to skyrocket to the top. I tip my pimpin' hat to the creators of this game. Collapse
  3. BiteBox
    Oct 7, 2004
    9
    Thanx to this I now rock da house harder than ever!
  4. MichaelC.
    Oct 8, 2004
    8
    Well golly. I'm the best cardegan-wearing MC this side of the border. Word! and have a splendid day.
  5. MisaelT.
    Oct 8, 2004
    7
    The game is ok, the game play sucks though, you cant train on it, there is no tutorial that can help you out by explainig when is hte right time to spit, the song list is good i like 65 % of the songs, but there is nothing on the game that makes you look forward to keep on playing it, no unlocked songs on the game, no extra accesories, the only thing that ive found you can unlock is some characters and a harder difficulty over all the game is ok if you like hip hop, but i dont recomend it to somebudy that cant read less than 3 words a second the bar flys through the lyrics and you dont even expect it, they give you no heads up. The only thing i can tell you is to try out out first get somebody to buy it some buddy as stupid as me that is willing to spend up to 65 dollars on the game, try it out maybe you'll like it more than i did........ Expand