Retro Bowl

Retro Bowl

New Star Games Ltd

Play football like it's 1987! Classic retro arcade action and franchise mode.

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  • Best sports game on App Store! Apr 5, 2022

    By crnl.beef
    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!
  • May 6, 2022

    By Joseph Roth
    Awesome and fun game. Only complaint is the catch %s on harder difficulty levels. It feels like offensive players will drop the ball 90% of the time if they're near it but looking away, and defensive players will catch the ball 90% of the time in the same situation. Interceptions are brutal because you can't control whether your D gets a stop. Make defenders less likely to intercept, especially if looking away. Maybe replace those interceptipns with break ups instead?
  • Hope bug fixes are coming soon Apr 10, 2022

    By C_Boheme
    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.
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Tactrix
    Good game but has some issues, for example you can't set up the plays beforehand, there are like 3 plays and that's all you get to choose from. Also even though you pick up to 10 people you only get 4 on the field, the rest are none descript bots that move at a snails pace and can't be upgraded. And the 3rd issue is that people on your own team intercept the pass meant for your WR and get tackled instead of letting them get it and winning.
  • Fun retro style game. Better with the premium version Jan 17, 2022

    By Pohuyd
    This game is very fun. I’m on yr 13 on my save slot. I paid the dollar for the premium version and it’s definitely worth it plus the 25 CC. I am dedicated to keeping my QB on the team. He is 4 1/2 stars with MAXED arm strength. He has 3 rings and 3 MVPs. I like the option to switch from team to team. One thing that could change is when you switch back to one of your teams after one year I wish you could still have some of your former players. The good thing about the premium is that you can tag them for your HOF so you can remember your former players and see how many rings and awards they had as well as there stats. This game is worth the download and it barely takes any space up which is a plus. I strongly recommend getting the premium version for the dollar just to get started. One good strategy that I used to get started after a while of playing is once you start trade your players that are not so good for draft picks so you can pick younger better players. I also like being able to have 5 save slots at the same time. It’s good also because you don’t have to spend money to win like most other games and it has no annoying pop ups of new offers. It has a very simple shop where you can get CC coaching credits, as well as websites to browse at shirts and hoodies. Over all this is a 100/5 stars worth the download.
  • May 1, 2022

    By Gottaeat Productions
    Retro football at it's best!!!I It reminds me of tecmo bowl game for the Nintendo entertainment system.i do wish for more features to be added. They added more features since my 1st review and that is great! But I'm starting to loose alot of coin purchases due to season load errors. It seem to be happening randomly and I don't know why! I have bought lots of coins from play Google to upgrade at least 4 different franchises and lost every team I have built up to now! Right now I have a error!Why?
  • Some more depth elements Nov 15, 2021

    By 11227736bob
    1. The fans seem to shift to much, for example they could love you then you lose one game and you lose like 20% fan interest. So that needs to be bumped down a little. 2. Add more control over play calling. So you could add a system for offense where every play you have three options to pick from. Then on defense you could make it so you have a pass defense play, run defense play, and balanced play (run and pass). And to decide which one to choose it gives you a percentage chance of which play the offense would call. So if it’s 60/40, 60 for pass, 40 for run. You have a better chance of getting a pick with a pass play but if they call a run play they will get a big gain. Since it’s 60/40. Then same thing with other percentages. 3. Add an option for playbooks. This, would play into hiring coordinators like some scan have a aggressive defense some have pass heavy offense and etc. 4. Finally make it an option for you to start off coaching in college so you can stay there if you don’t want to be in the nfl. Maybe if you do well get a chance in the nfl, if you do poorly you get moved down to a lower conference team like from sec to sun belt or you could just go to a less known college. Also please make these free because I believe these would make this game a five star app.
  • May 22, 2022

    By Bhavin B Patel
    Kick off return and stats are Great add-ons Thank you Developer! Great Thanksgiving update! Fun game but not great as Tecmo bowl. Static fans, no commentary, no penalties, no defense, no special teams, no play selection (this can be good or bad, per player tastes). I was expecting more than Tecmo Bowl. This game is passing only. No other part of game exist, 97%, mostly passing. Game is easy fun, if you wish to win easy, everytime.
  • Great game but needs some fixing Oct 22, 2021

    By The Patriot pablo
    Retro bowl is a great game don’t get me wrong, its just frustrating. First of all you should have the option to be one of the players meaning that you should be able to have a qb franchise or a wr franchise and not only be able to be a coach. Also you should be able to request a trade or demand a release from the team your on because I’ve been on the chargers for 6 years and I signed a 4 year contract. Also the other teams offense is a 1 star rating and I have a 5 star rating defense and the other team scores a touchdown every possession, I literally mean every possession. Also if one of my players are on a fast break the defense catches up every time. How does the defense not run out of energy yet my players have max stamina and run out of energy in like 3 seconds. Another thing, when you throw the ball it’s almost like it’s an interception every single throw. If I throw it 3 yards or less near a defender then it’s going to be an interception. If you throw it anywhere near a defender it will be an interception. Even if there not that close to it but there in diving range they still intercept it without diving, it’s annoying how I have to keep allowing points and changing possession. Also players that don’t have a name and a star above there head are just flat out useless they gain 3 yards in 5 seconds, like what’s the point. Other than that it’s a really good game and I really recommend it.
  • May 7, 2022

    By Doug Heatwole
    Addictive. Love this game. Love it even more on the Switch. Hoping for an update one day where 1) the user can play defense. 2) QB could scramble and still throw the ball. 3) track forward progress better. If you start running backwards on your own you should lose forward progress 4) there would be penalties
  • Best sports game on App Store! Apr 5, 2022

    By crnl.beef
    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!
  • May 6, 2022

    By Joseph Roth
    Awesome and fun game. Only complaint is the catch %s on harder difficulty levels. It feels like offensive players will drop the ball 90% of the time if they're near it but looking away, and defensive players will catch the ball 90% of the time in the same situation. Interceptions are brutal because you can't control whether your D gets a stop. Make defenders less likely to intercept, especially if looking away. Maybe replace those interceptipns with break ups instead?
  • Hope bug fixes are coming soon Apr 10, 2022

    By C_Boheme
    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.
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Tactrix
    Good game but has some issues, for example you can't set up the plays beforehand, there are like 3 plays and that's all you get to choose from. Also even though you pick up to 10 people you only get 4 on the field, the rest are none descript bots that move at a snails pace and can't be upgraded. And the 3rd issue is that people on your own team intercept the pass meant for your WR and get tackled instead of letting them get it and winning.
  • Fun retro style game. Better with the premium version Jan 17, 2022

    By Pohuyd
    This game is very fun. I’m on yr 13 on my save slot. I paid the dollar for the premium version and it’s definitely worth it plus the 25 CC. I am dedicated to keeping my QB on the team. He is 4 1/2 stars with MAXED arm strength. He has 3 rings and 3 MVPs. I like the option to switch from team to team. One thing that could change is when you switch back to one of your teams after one year I wish you could still have some of your former players. The good thing about the premium is that you can tag them for your HOF so you can remember your former players and see how many rings and awards they had as well as there stats. This game is worth the download and it barely takes any space up which is a plus. I strongly recommend getting the premium version for the dollar just to get started. One good strategy that I used to get started after a while of playing is once you start trade your players that are not so good for draft picks so you can pick younger better players. I also like being able to have 5 save slots at the same time. It’s good also because you don’t have to spend money to win like most other games and it has no annoying pop ups of new offers. It has a very simple shop where you can get CC coaching credits, as well as websites to browse at shirts and hoodies. Over all this is a 100/5 stars worth the download.
  • May 1, 2022

    By Gottaeat Productions
    Retro football at it's best!!!I It reminds me of tecmo bowl game for the Nintendo entertainment system.i do wish for more features to be added. They added more features since my 1st review and that is great! But I'm starting to loose alot of coin purchases due to season load errors. It seem to be happening randomly and I don't know why! I have bought lots of coins from play Google to upgrade at least 4 different franchises and lost every team I have built up to now! Right now I have a error!Why?
  • Some more depth elements Nov 15, 2021

    By 11227736bob
    1. The fans seem to shift to much, for example they could love you then you lose one game and you lose like 20% fan interest. So that needs to be bumped down a little. 2. Add more control over play calling. So you could add a system for offense where every play you have three options to pick from. Then on defense you could make it so you have a pass defense play, run defense play, and balanced play (run and pass). And to decide which one to choose it gives you a percentage chance of which play the offense would call. So if it’s 60/40, 60 for pass, 40 for run. You have a better chance of getting a pick with a pass play but if they call a run play they will get a big gain. Since it’s 60/40. Then same thing with other percentages. 3. Add an option for playbooks. This, would play into hiring coordinators like some scan have a aggressive defense some have pass heavy offense and etc. 4. Finally make it an option for you to start off coaching in college so you can stay there if you don’t want to be in the nfl. Maybe if you do well get a chance in the nfl, if you do poorly you get moved down to a lower conference team like from sec to sun belt or you could just go to a less known college. Also please make these free because I believe these would make this game a five star app.
  • May 22, 2022

    By Bhavin B Patel
    Kick off return and stats are Great add-ons Thank you Developer! Great Thanksgiving update! Fun game but not great as Tecmo bowl. Static fans, no commentary, no penalties, no defense, no special teams, no play selection (this can be good or bad, per player tastes). I was expecting more than Tecmo Bowl. This game is passing only. No other part of game exist, 97%, mostly passing. Game is easy fun, if you wish to win easy, everytime.
  • Great game but needs some fixing Oct 22, 2021

    By The Patriot pablo
    Retro bowl is a great game don’t get me wrong, its just frustrating. First of all you should have the option to be one of the players meaning that you should be able to have a qb franchise or a wr franchise and not only be able to be a coach. Also you should be able to request a trade or demand a release from the team your on because I’ve been on the chargers for 6 years and I signed a 4 year contract. Also the other teams offense is a 1 star rating and I have a 5 star rating defense and the other team scores a touchdown every possession, I literally mean every possession. Also if one of my players are on a fast break the defense catches up every time. How does the defense not run out of energy yet my players have max stamina and run out of energy in like 3 seconds. Another thing, when you throw the ball it’s almost like it’s an interception every single throw. If I throw it 3 yards or less near a defender then it’s going to be an interception. If you throw it anywhere near a defender it will be an interception. Even if there not that close to it but there in diving range they still intercept it without diving, it’s annoying how I have to keep allowing points and changing possession. Also players that don’t have a name and a star above there head are just flat out useless they gain 3 yards in 5 seconds, like what’s the point. Other than that it’s a really good game and I really recommend it.
  • May 7, 2022

    By Doug Heatwole
    Addictive. Love this game. Love it even more on the Switch. Hoping for an update one day where 1) the user can play defense. 2) QB could scramble and still throw the ball. 3) track forward progress better. If you start running backwards on your own you should lose forward progress 4) there would be penalties
  • May 14, 2022

    By Justin Dufrene
    Fun game but you can't back up your data, or log in anywhere to save your progress. I bounce back and forth to betas to stable releases so you have to wipe. I've spent $4.99 a couple of times to start a new game because my data doesn't back up when I restore. They were nice enough to load me 250 credits once but I'm not going to keep asking
  • Fun to play - Kind of a rip-off Apr 26, 2022

    By TheArtist2016
    Yeah, it’s addictive. And fun for awhile. But after I paid for the unlimited version, and paid to increase the salary cap, all my best players started getting injured… regularly. It’s a given at this point that when I begin a new season, one, two, or even three of my players is going to miss at least a third of it. As I write this, my running back, wide receiver and one of my defensive backs is injured; and will be out for multiple games. My quarterback just returned from a 5 game stint on the IL. If the developers want to improve the game, there should be an option to turn off injuries. Because of this issue, I can only give the game 2 stars. Update April 21: So I’m reducing my rating to one star, because the developers recoded the game to essentially make your Running Back useless (My 5 Star RB is now a crappy third receiver). I was in the middle of a season when the last update was released, and my RB went from averaging 70-80 rushing yards per game to less than 20! On most attempted running plays, he’s not even getting to the line of scrimmage. The same is true of your Offensive Linemen (I have two highly rated OL’s, but my Quarterback is sacked multiple times per game - I played one game where he was sacked 6 times by a 2 star defense). They went from averaging 10-12 blocks per game to 2. Were other players clamoring for these drastic changes? Who knows? But it really did not improve the gameplay at all.

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  • Best sports game on App Store! Apr 5, 2022

    By crnl.beef
    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!
  • May 6, 2022

    By Joseph Roth
    Awesome and fun game. Only complaint is the catch %s on harder difficulty levels. It feels like offensive players will drop the ball 90% of the time if they're near it but looking away, and defensive players will catch the ball 90% of the time in the same situation. Interceptions are brutal because you can't control whether your D gets a stop. Make defenders less likely to intercept, especially if looking away. Maybe replace those interceptipns with break ups instead?
  • Hope bug fixes are coming soon Apr 10, 2022

    By C_Boheme
    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.
  • Fun retro style game. Better with the premium version Jan 17, 2022

    By Pohuyd
    This game is very fun. I’m on yr 13 on my save slot. I paid the dollar for the premium version and it’s definitely worth it plus the 25 CC. I am dedicated to keeping my QB on the team. He is 4 1/2 stars with MAXED arm strength. He has 3 rings and 3 MVPs. I like the option to switch from team to team. One thing that could change is when you switch back to one of your teams after one year I wish you could still have some of your former players. The good thing about the premium is that you can tag them for your HOF so you can remember your former players and see how many rings and awards they had as well as there stats. This game is worth the download and it barely takes any space up which is a plus. I strongly recommend getting the premium version for the dollar just to get started. One good strategy that I used to get started after a while of playing is once you start trade your players that are not so good for draft picks so you can pick younger better players. I also like being able to have 5 save slots at the same time. It’s good also because you don’t have to spend money to win like most other games and it has no annoying pop ups of new offers. It has a very simple shop where you can get CC coaching credits, as well as websites to browse at shirts and hoodies. Over all this is a 100/5 stars worth the download.
  • May 1, 2022

    By Gottaeat Productions
    Retro football at it's best!!!I It reminds me of tecmo bowl game for the Nintendo entertainment system.i do wish for more features to be added. They added more features since my 1st review and that is great! But I'm starting to loose alot of coin purchases due to season load errors. It seem to be happening randomly and I don't know why! I have bought lots of coins from play Google to upgrade at least 4 different franchises and lost every team I have built up to now! Right now I have a error!Why?
  • Some more depth elements Nov 15, 2021

    By 11227736bob
    1. The fans seem to shift to much, for example they could love you then you lose one game and you lose like 20% fan interest. So that needs to be bumped down a little. 2. Add more control over play calling. So you could add a system for offense where every play you have three options to pick from. Then on defense you could make it so you have a pass defense play, run defense play, and balanced play (run and pass). And to decide which one to choose it gives you a percentage chance of which play the offense would call. So if it’s 60/40, 60 for pass, 40 for run. You have a better chance of getting a pick with a pass play but if they call a run play they will get a big gain. Since it’s 60/40. Then same thing with other percentages. 3. Add an option for playbooks. This, would play into hiring coordinators like some scan have a aggressive defense some have pass heavy offense and etc. 4. Finally make it an option for you to start off coaching in college so you can stay there if you don’t want to be in the nfl. Maybe if you do well get a chance in the nfl, if you do poorly you get moved down to a lower conference team like from sec to sun belt or you could just go to a less known college. Also please make these free because I believe these would make this game a five star app.
  • May 22, 2022

    By Bhavin B Patel
    Kick off return and stats are Great add-ons Thank you Developer! Great Thanksgiving update! Fun game but not great as Tecmo bowl. Static fans, no commentary, no penalties, no defense, no special teams, no play selection (this can be good or bad, per player tastes). I was expecting more than Tecmo Bowl. This game is passing only. No other part of game exist, 97%, mostly passing. Game is easy fun, if you wish to win easy, everytime.
  • May 7, 2022

    By Doug Heatwole
    Addictive. Love this game. Love it even more on the Switch. Hoping for an update one day where 1) the user can play defense. 2) QB could scramble and still throw the ball. 3) track forward progress better. If you start running backwards on your own you should lose forward progress 4) there would be penalties
  • Best Game Ever Oct 31, 2021

    By Retro Bowler 12435678
    I have been playing retro bowl for 10 Seasons and it’s great. But I wish something's could change. First of all I wish you could play defense. It’s really annoying because with a low star defense the opponent will score almost every time. I wish you could change that. Secondly I wish you could tag people to the hall of fame for free. I like the game because there are intense season ending playoff games like in the retro bowl I lost 35-23 then the next season I beat the same ream 22-10. I also like the morale idea because it’s hard to keep your players morale up and it really adds challenge to it. I also like after a game it says like Jamel Nieman was seen shaking hands with the president then it gives you more fans. I like that it is 8 bit and you have to keep your fans up. You get coaching credits every game I like. Another reason why I love retro bowl is you can’t upgrade every player to five stars like other football games every player has a certain potential that is their best. Finally, I like you can get coaching credits and that you can pick up free agents, draft players, coach a new team, but it makes it hard to pick up new players because of the cap room. But I think you shouldn’t have to pay the coins and the cap room for a drafted player or a free agent. I also like how you can get new coaches.
  • Amazing Game, Top Tier, just a few suggestions May 31, 2021

    By B Rock5666
    This is one of the best mobile games I have ever played. Love the customization, you get to edit the player names, and every team’s name jerseys and location. Love the way the draft works and free agency, you can easily improve your team and rebuild your team with draft picks. Even the gameplay is great, it’s simple but also need skill in order to win. So this is already a great game, but I have some suggestions that would make it even better. I wish you could play defense instead of it just simulating the defensive possessions. And I think kickoffs and punts should be playable too. You could introduce the punter position, or just have the kicker do the punting too. Hope there are plans to add these in the future. Also, I think the star players should be league wide, not just your own team, so everyone would have stats on every team. This probably would take a lot of work, but I think it would definitely be worth it. You could see how the stats of your players compare to those around the league. And this would also open trading your picks for players on your own, instead of hoping a team offers you a player for a pick. Also I hope you guys introduce other games like this in the future, like for other sports, like baseball. Retro Series (World Series)
  • Great game but needs some fixing Oct 22, 2021

    By The Patriot pablo
    Retro bowl is a great game don’t get me wrong, its just frustrating. First of all you should have the option to be one of the players meaning that you should be able to have a qb franchise or a wr franchise and not only be able to be a coach. Also you should be able to request a trade or demand a release from the team your on because I’ve been on the chargers for 6 years and I signed a 4 year contract. Also the other teams offense is a 1 star rating and I have a 5 star rating defense and the other team scores a touchdown every possession, I literally mean every possession. Also if one of my players are on a fast break the defense catches up every time. How does the defense not run out of energy yet my players have max stamina and run out of energy in like 3 seconds. Another thing, when you throw the ball it’s almost like it’s an interception every single throw. If I throw it 3 yards or less near a defender then it’s going to be an interception. If you throw it anywhere near a defender it will be an interception. Even if there not that close to it but there in diving range they still intercept it without diving, it’s annoying how I have to keep allowing points and changing possession. Also players that don’t have a name and a star above there head are just flat out useless they gain 3 yards in 5 seconds, like what’s the point. Other than that it’s a really good game and I really recommend it.
  • Apr 8, 2022

    By Joel Edgerton
    Almost perfect football game. Even on hard the AI situational awareness is terrible and should be the next thing to be fixed. In the NFC championship game I'm up 14 in the 4th quarter and the other team kicks a field goal (they should go for it on 4th down because a field goal doesn't help) and then doesn't attempt an onside kick. This gives me the ball with less than a minute left and I run the clock out. A real life coach would be fired for that. (Also let us add coaches to the hall of Fame.)
  • Apr 15, 2022

    By Jacob Frizzell
    Love the game! Im not one to be critical. I tried developing games and its hars, but after the last update there seems to be performance issues. Such issues are laggy menue, laggy players on field, laggy kicker power meater, and overall the game feels very slow. I feel the RB nerf is kinda rough and the jump catch needs a little touching up. And the amount of fumbles are crazy. But overall without the performance issues it is a great game 👍
  • Apr 7, 2022

    By Christopher Spearline
    Four stars would have been five but would like to play defense and see opponent with the ball. These creators still have not figured out to correctly structure the playoffs neither. One other thing that's missing is you should be able to log in through Facebook. Whenever I get a new phone I lose all of my progress.They also just said kickoff returns have been added to the unlimited version but they haven't been
  • Apr 12, 2022

    By J Strickland
    Great fun. Has its drawbacks. Wish roster could be bigger and i wish you could trade for great players you built up off an old team you coached. Not 5 stars because once you hit a certain level this game just becomes impossible. Opposing team will intercept anything remotely close to them. your team never catch the ball and fumble all the time.
  • Super fun but needs some easy fixes Oct 15, 2020

    By sbducjen
    i started playing a few weeks back and i love this game, but one thing i found difficult was my morale was always so low with no way to bring it up. i felt like every game a player had a dui or was fighting. there are very few positive situations that arise, like i could throw for 800 yards and the postgame interview would be “what are your thoughts on (insert DB) today” and the two options are both negative. not to mention the fact that i can be 6-0 with 70% fan approval, then lose one game and it plummets to 45% approval (yes that actually happened) there needs to be more positive rewards. secondly i think the draft picks really shouldn’t start with such high ratings. maybe put one or two that start out as like 3 star prospects, but most of them should just be 1 or 2 star players with POTENTIAL to be 5 star, giving you an incentive to hold onto your investment. and also maybe make make coaching credits a little easier to get? everything is super expensive and by the time i can afford to upgrade facilities or get better coaching, my star players are retiring or on different teams and i have no QB because i spent all my coins on a 3 star offensive coordinator. again, fantastic game, but please take some of these things into consideration. thanks!
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Tactrix
    Good game but has some issues, for example you can't set up the plays beforehand, there are like 3 plays and that's all you get to choose from. Also even though you pick up to 10 people you only get 4 on the field, the rest are none descript bots that move at a snails pace and can't be upgraded. And the 3rd issue is that people on your own team intercept the pass meant for your WR and get tackled instead of letting them get it and winning.
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Marxus Ruff
    The game, imo is great nostalgia fun. Wish it had more depth and stats. Also it just too easy even on hard once you figure out how the defense plays. Speaking of hard, no matter if you have the fastest person on youre team running the ball, the AI will almost always catch up to you even if you have a large amount of lead and they fall to the ground they can still catch up too you after falling which is infuriating. One more thing, I wish I can spectate when I'm on defense and watch the AI play
  • Good game with flawed design Feb 5, 2021

    By thehooksblw
    For a free game and even a dollar it’s good but it has some major problems. While I enjoy the mechanics and aesthetic, clearly development of the dynamic difficulty system suffered. It seems to me that the developer didn’t know how to make AI defense more skilled which I suppose I wouldn’t either so higher difficulty simply makes your players drop the easiest catches known to man significantly more often the higher your difficulty level. In fact, it seems that your players drop easy catches frequently in general, but the insanely high frequency which this occurs at in high difficulty is simply ridiculous. This increased difficulty also makes your defense essentially non existent so it’s a game of keeping up on offense and winning off a last second field goal. My other problem with this game would be the running. While it’s already quite bad that you can generally only throw up to like 20 yards or so, your players run out of stamina very quickly so you can generally expect them to run at most 20 yards after the catch which is in my opinion really dumb. This forces you into letting touchdowns by in score or go home moments when your receiver was wide open and far away from any defenders because he just starts walking towards the end zone after running 10 yards. It also makes the run game utterly unviable. If these 2 main issues aforementioned were fixed, it’s a 5 star for me.
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Bryan R
    I like the game well enough, but the difficulty spike for the second full season is a bit much and it definitely feels like the developers trying to force players to buy coach points. I haven't recovered a single onside kick but every single time the opposing team needs one to tie or take the lead at the end of the game, they succeed 90% of the time and immediately score a touchdown, sometimes even twice in a row.
  • Apr 12, 2022

    By Antonio Bergami
    Was a 5 but this last update is a giant step backwards. Running the ball is damn near impossible now, defenses are faster, better points of attack, cause fumbles all the time. Why from a fun leisure game into something where I have to try far more than I'd like. Not to mention jumping to catch the ball is still the stupidest thing in the world, everytime my idiot jumps he punches it into the air so it can get picked. Also what's the point of a max speed RB or WR when they can't out run anyone?
  • Great but has issues!! Feb 13, 2021

    By Allencoalton
    I spent months grinding this game, I love the mechanics, I have no complaints about the gameplay itself... but when you play for months and win over 8 retro bowls with the same team and complete 90% of the hall of fame achievements that you’ve been working for just to log on and EVERYTHING is erased and gone it is extremely frustrating! This game needs a better way to save your progress. There’s no way to transfer gameplay to any other IOS device, if I broke my phone I would be unable to play with my same team on another device. Also what’s the point of playing if you loose all achievements and progress randomly!! Everything I played was deleted and gone, I logged on and it prompted me to start a new game and gave me a tutorial as if I never logged on... extremely frustrating. That being said I’m not trying to bag on the game itself, it has great game mechanics, it keeps things simple unlike most modern IOS games that try to over complicate and drain your battery. Amazing game but I will not be playing again until there is an update that allows you to save and track your progress across multiple accounts and doesn’t crash and make you loose everything you’ve worked for on the game - especially if there is an option to pay for the premium version (which I payed for). Please fix these retro bowl!!
  • May 14, 2022

    By Justin Dufrene
    Fun game but you can't back up your data, or log in anywhere to save your progress. I bounce back and forth to betas to stable releases so you have to wipe. I've spent $4.99 a couple of times to start a new game because my data doesn't back up when I restore. They were nice enough to load me 250 credits once but I'm not going to keep asking
  • Fun to play - Kind of a rip-off Apr 26, 2022

    By TheArtist2016
    Yeah, it’s addictive. And fun for awhile. But after I paid for the unlimited version, and paid to increase the salary cap, all my best players started getting injured… regularly. It’s a given at this point that when I begin a new season, one, two, or even three of my players is going to miss at least a third of it. As I write this, my running back, wide receiver and one of my defensive backs is injured; and will be out for multiple games. My quarterback just returned from a 5 game stint on the IL. If the developers want to improve the game, there should be an option to turn off injuries. Because of this issue, I can only give the game 2 stars. Update April 21: So I’m reducing my rating to one star, because the developers recoded the game to essentially make your Running Back useless (My 5 Star RB is now a crappy third receiver). I was in the middle of a season when the last update was released, and my RB went from averaging 70-80 rushing yards per game to less than 20! On most attempted running plays, he’s not even getting to the line of scrimmage. The same is true of your Offensive Linemen (I have two highly rated OL’s, but my Quarterback is sacked multiple times per game - I played one game where he was sacked 6 times by a 2 star defense). They went from averaging 10-12 blocks per game to 2. Were other players clamoring for these drastic changes? Who knows? But it really did not improve the gameplay at all.

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