Cowbell Hero

Cowbell Hero


Cowbell Hero is an android game based on the classic Saturday Night Live ‘More Cowbell’ skit. The app allows the user to play the Cowbell along with the beat of a playing song. Cowbell Hero utilises the EchoNest music intelligence platform to query for artist and song information and streaming URLs. The on-device accelerometer is used to detect the 'cowbell' motion from the user.

From the settings screen, the user can adjust the accelerometer sensitivity level, as well as game length, vibration, and random ‘Walken-ism’ settings. The settings menu also links to the project webpage, the original SNL video, and contains options for sharing the app with your friends or contacting the developer.

Cowbell Hero also features a freestyle mode where the user can play the Cowbell without the normal musical accompaniment in the game mode. Use freestyle mode to practice for Cowbell Hero game mode or use it to add 'More Cowbell' any time you see fit. In the freestyle mode, clicking the on-screen cowbell will also play a random quote from the classic SNL skit.
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2.9
User ratings
21
Installs
1,000+
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0
File size
850 kb
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About Cowbell Hero
Cowbell Hero is an android game based on the classic Saturday Night Live ‘More Cowbell’ skit. The app allows the user to play the Cowbell along with the beat of a playing song. Cowbell Hero utilises the EchoNest music intelligence platform to query for artist and song information and streaming URLs. The on-device accelerometer is used to detect the 'cowbell' motion from the user.

From the settings screen, the user can adjust the accelerometer sensitivity level, as well as game length, vibration, and random ‘Walken-ism’ settings. The settings menu also links to the project webpage, the original SNL video, and contains options for sharing the app with your friends or contacting the developer.

Cowbell Hero also features a freestyle mode where the user can play the Cowbell without the normal musical accompaniment in the game mode. Use freestyle mode to practice for Cowbell Hero game mode or use it to add 'More Cowbell' any time you see fit. In the freestyle mode, clicking the on-screen cowbell will also play a random quote from the classic SNL skit.

User reviews of Cowbell Hero
Love the app. It's like watching the cowbell skit with Will Ferrell all over again. Plus the song search is like having my own Pandora.
Oct 4, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 28, 2014
Great idea but it doesn't work on my device :(
A Google User
Oct 31, 2013
Useless Why bother... majority of the songs wong load. Disappointed!
A Google User
May 24, 2013
Needs help Sounded fun, so I d/l it. It works but doesn't let me know when to ring the bell. Interface pretty boring and plain. Just needs some developing. Uninstalling, but will check back to see how it progresses, good luck with this dev.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2012
Great idea, poor execution. No Blue Oyster Cult! When you press the cowbell, no sound. Have to hit another part of the screen. Most songs don't load and it force closes. Love the idea, but you need to try a little harder next time.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2012
Great idea, poor execution. No Blue Oyster Cult! When you press the cowbell, no sound. Have to hit another part of the screen. Most songs don't load and it force closes. Love the idea, but you need to try a little harder next time.