Retro Bowl College 12+

Old-School Football

New Star Games

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The official spin-off of the smash hit RETRO BOWL takes you back to the old-school. If you thought managing a Pro Team was a challenge - you've seen nothing yet!

Make a name for yourself as a winning Head Coach for one of 250 College teams. Manage tight budgets and encourage your hotheaded young players to keep their eye on the ball when they're surrounded by the temptations and distractions of College life. Can you tell the difference between the next Pro Football superstar and the party animal who doesn't know when to quit? Can you foster their talents and help them make the Draft? Can you turn your school into the greatest Football College of all time?

What’s New

Version 0.9.1

- Fix for an issue where being the #1 ranked team could reduce the Head Coach rating.
- Fix for an issue where the message explaining that there is no postseason for the 'Academic' conference could be shown repeatedly.
- Introduced a way to continue playing on a career where Editor data had become irretrievably corrupted.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

From recruiting incoming freshmen to tracking player GPAs, this clever collegiate spin on Retro Bowl turns you into the big manager on campus.

threedudesmassage ,

Potential to be Great

I like how every game matters and that the margin for error to get into the CFP is small (unlike Retro Bowl, where it feels like all you have to do is make the playoffs to win the Retro Bowl). The signing process and scholarship cap also forces you to calculate and sacrifice more, and means you can’t build an all-out five-star dominate team, which keeps the game exciting when you play tough teams. The GPA meter is interesting, and I have no problem trying to maintain it during the season, but if GPA drops during the season shouldn’t it rise over the off-season? It doesn’t seem fair that a player’s low, end-season GPA remains the same the following year (did he not study during spring and summer semester!?). And a four or five star Minor team can actually be more difficult to beat than most Major teams, so there might need to be an adjustment there. And I’m still confused about how to maximize the prevention of fumbles, especially for running backs, who seem to fumble more than WRs and TEs. And, of course, maybe the ability to choose a few more teams at the beginning would be nice. Also, I never liked having to play the final game of the season as your first game as head coach; teams usually hire coaches before the new season, and I’d rather start fresh than be at the tail end of a crappy season.

Oboy_98 ,

Needs to be more like the current college game

Love the OG retro bowl and have customized it as a college game for awhile now. So I was super excited for an actual college version to play but have found this one a little disappointing. First off, the gpa is weird as a lot of people have commented on so it needs to be changed where you don’t have to bench your players every other week. Once or twice a season seems more accurate. Second, where is the transfer portal and NIL? These are huge parts of the current game and could be easily modulated from the pro versions free agency and salary cap. New star needs to research this and add it here. It would be a nice wrinkle to have to match NIL offers from other schools between seasons.
Third, why can’t you start at the school of your choice? I like the work your way up approach but also might like to pick my team for a different game just for fun. I want to be able to do both. RB is escapist entertainment and sometimes I want to escape by working my way through the ranks and sometimes by dominating with my fave team. Give both options.
Finally, I don’t understand why certain parts of the game aren’t included. If you have kick returns why not punt returns? Kickers but not punters? Let us play defense! And actually see our defensive players we recruit in action! Let us have more players! 12 is not enough.
Overall RB is the best sports game app hands down and my fave. Keep working to make it even better.

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