Retro Bowl 4+

Play football like it's 1987‪!‬

New Star Games

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Retro Bowl is the perfect game for the armchair quarterback to finally prove a point. Presented in a glorious retro style, the game has simple roster management, including press duties and the handling of fragile egos, while on the field you get to call the shots. Can you pass the grade and take your team all the way to the ultimate prize? Can you win the Retro Bowl?

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

- Fix for older versions of iOS such as 12.5.7
- Fixes to roster layout issues in Exhibition mode

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
906.8K Ratings

906.8K Ratings

Fonginator ,


The game is without a doubt one of my favorite apps i’ve ever downloaded and i continue to love playing this game. Although, i think they should update it with a feature where you can see opposing teams roster, coaches, facility ratings, etc. They should also do something where you can simulate different choices during the game like getting an injured player halfway through the game so you have to make a decision on whether or not to let them keep playing type of scenario. I also think that letting you choose your defense set up or different defensive plays would be cool. I say that because of the fact the game only uses a 4-3 defense and i’d love to see my team with a 3-4 defense and occasionally a 5-1 defense on the goal line maybe. I think it would also be neat if they added the option of drafting or getting a punter from the free agents list where the better the punter would also help with a better, more dominant performance from the defense cause the offense would have to gain more yards. The option to not only customize your team on premium but also your stadium, field, and stands would be really neat. Getting the option to make an avatar for yourself as the head coach would be really cool or the option to edit parts of your story leading up to becoming head coach of that team that you chose or got selected to. I think these would be really cool in a future update to the game or even a possible sequel. Nonetheless 5 star game without a doubt!!

crnl.beef ,

Best sports game on App Store!

This game is incredible, I love everything about it, but that doesn’t mean there’s room for improvement. One thing I wish you would do is add it so you can see a opposing teams roster, coaches, etc. along with during gameplay you can see your opponents Star players on defense, like how you do with the users players. I’m pretty sure other people have said this in their reviews too, but it would be awesome if we were able to start in college or choose to stay in college, I don’t care if I have to pay for that feature, I would get it either way. Another one is of course the option to play on defense as well. I think it would be cool if you added a simulation feature to it, so you can sim games you don’t wanna play, because sometimes after like 5 full seasons of games, you just kinda get tired of playing and wish you could progress your career and franchise without actually having to play the football game. Also I think it should be easier to get Coach Credits, sometimes it’s really hard to resign guys because you don’t have enough cap room, but the only way to make more is to either cut someone or pay Coach Credits to expand the cap, but the expansion cap is mega expensive and the only way to get it without paying real money for more Coach Credits is to farm them for like 10 season. I think if you add this stuff this game becomes App games hall of fame worthy. Keep updating and make this game even better!

C_Boheme ,

Hope bug fixes are coming soon

This is without a doubt the best sports game you can play on your phone. Full stop, no competitor. I was really excited to see the kick return update last week, but I’m really hoping we get a bug fix update soon that can return the rushing game back to normal. It’s almost unplayable right now taking a 3 yard loss one of out of every five times you try to run the ball. There’s no way I’m the first person to bring it up so I hope it’s coming soon! I’d love to see RetroBowl MVPs and maybe halftime stat breakdowns in future updates. Would also love to see a 3rd interchangeable receiver added as well like you can with TEs. I’ve seen other people say they’d like to see the other players and star players league wide and I totally agree. Would make the trade/free agency market more fun. Would love to have league wide stat boards as well to see who is leading in different categories and make record stats league wide and not just for the franchise. Hope updates like that roll around eventually, I would totally pay for any upgrades that come along. I enjoy the soccer game as well but it isn’t quite as addicting. Would love to see other sports as well, basketball would probably be pretty tough in this format but I bet baseball would be awesome. Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 for SNES would probably be sort of the model for that I’m guessing. Mostly came to plead that the rushing gets fixed but rambled on. Keep up the great work.

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