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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-Game-Ever Oct 17, 2020

    By _brickie_
    Love a good retro style game and stumbled upon this a few months ago and can NOT stop playing. The endless style of strategy to customize your team and to perform is just incredibly entertaining. It has the perfect mix of control and auto-play. Changing team colors, uniforms, names and locations is so much fun as well. The developers are constantly updating the game and fixing bugs (love the new little tweaks you put into the menu music btw 🥳👍👏. I honestly have no qualms about this game whatsoever. I purchased the game and would honestly even pay $5 a month if there were more extensive options or additions to the game and I never purchase games... Such as maybe an easy gameplay for playing defense?! (Please please PLEASE tell me you guys have been beta testing some sort of defensive gameplay option). Or have the option to choose your own play in audibles or particular offensive strategy such as run heavy or pass heavy. I think adding some sort of game play strategy would hold a lot more weight in deciding an offensive or defensive coordinator. The last thing that I think would be awesome is enhancing trading. There is no option to try and barter with another team for a player with money or straight up trading one of your stars for money instead of just getting draft picks. Anyways download this game if you haven’t, and then spend the dollar on it because it’s worth it. And developers please keep adding great options within this game!
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By Nick DeRose
    I love this game with a passion. Play 2 or 3 games a day. I wish you can do more like: add 12 more players to your bench & extend the salary cap to a million dollars. Show the referees on the field & make them draw penalties. Make it more realistic. Also add a two minute warning. Also players gets hurt during the game and we can add a substitute like how they do in real life. I love this game. Keep up the good work!!
  • Awesome game but could be improved! Sep 27, 2021

    By mackijac
    I absolutely Love this game and I’ve had it now for about a year. Recently I paid the dollar for premium so I could make college teams which has made it really cool. However I have three things that I feel like could be improved. For one, defensive coverage doesn’t ever seem to cover the te and it means if you want to you have an easy 10-15 yard play almost whenever you want it. Number two, although you can change players names by paying the dollar, it would be nice if you were able to edit the character that they look like as well as their ratings. This way if the player chooses they can make whatever kind of players they want. Sort of like how you can build a player in madden. Last of all, it would be really cool if they made it where you can download other peoples saves. Like I said, I made college teams but it required a long time because I had to individually go in and edit every teams name and uniforms. It would help a lot if players could just download a version that other players have made. I’m not sure how easy this would be but I think it would improve the experience for sure. Overall this is my favorite football game on mobile, but these are things that I have thought of a lot while playing it over the last year and I definitely think that it would make the game more fun!
  • Dec 1, 2021

    By Leon Brooks
    I just started the game and its pretty decent. I love the concept of dodges and throwing. I also love the little storyline to it, you get to choose decisions and has their own good and bad effects on whatever you do. Only problem so far is getting coach coins to support the team. Other than that the game is really smooth in the way it plays, definitely recommend giving it a try.
  • 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.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Brian Clark
    Every now and then, you find a game that is made well, for all the right reasons. Nice, blast from the blast graphics with good game play, and enough features to keep you entertained without going overboard. Hats off to the developers, you nailed it! Didn't even care about the extras, but payed for the full version because they earned it by making a nice, 100% ad free game. Well done!
  • 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.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Jenna Corn
    I think that Retro Bowl is a very classic game. It's old school, like a 1992 Madden football game. Classic games like this in my opinion are the best. Some can agree and some can disagree with me. But it just gives you a very good vibe and it's very enjoyable. I rate this game 5 stars for how much effort was put into this game and I love it.
  • 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.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Jordan Willis
    So I extremely enjoyed the game, but I'm wishing they could make defense playable and more of a realistic football game. But it's automatic, with all my defense players not able to see them made the game a little boring, I bought Unlimited version it boosted my happiness a lot. Overall: 4 Stars (Defense not playable) I enjoyed the game though.
  • Best-Game-Ever Oct 17, 2020

    By _brickie_
    Love a good retro style game and stumbled upon this a few months ago and can NOT stop playing. The endless style of strategy to customize your team and to perform is just incredibly entertaining. It has the perfect mix of control and auto-play. Changing team colors, uniforms, names and locations is so much fun as well. The developers are constantly updating the game and fixing bugs (love the new little tweaks you put into the menu music btw 🥳👍👏. I honestly have no qualms about this game whatsoever. I purchased the game and would honestly even pay $5 a month if there were more extensive options or additions to the game and I never purchase games... Such as maybe an easy gameplay for playing defense?! (Please please PLEASE tell me you guys have been beta testing some sort of defensive gameplay option). Or have the option to choose your own play in audibles or particular offensive strategy such as run heavy or pass heavy. I think adding some sort of game play strategy would hold a lot more weight in deciding an offensive or defensive coordinator. The last thing that I think would be awesome is enhancing trading. There is no option to try and barter with another team for a player with money or straight up trading one of your stars for money instead of just getting draft picks. Anyways download this game if you haven’t, and then spend the dollar on it because it’s worth it. And developers please keep adding great options within this game!
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By Nick DeRose
    I love this game with a passion. Play 2 or 3 games a day. I wish you can do more like: add 12 more players to your bench & extend the salary cap to a million dollars. Show the referees on the field & make them draw penalties. Make it more realistic. Also add a two minute warning. Also players gets hurt during the game and we can add a substitute like how they do in real life. I love this game. Keep up the good work!!
  • Awesome game but could be improved! Sep 27, 2021

    By mackijac
    I absolutely Love this game and I’ve had it now for about a year. Recently I paid the dollar for premium so I could make college teams which has made it really cool. However I have three things that I feel like could be improved. For one, defensive coverage doesn’t ever seem to cover the te and it means if you want to you have an easy 10-15 yard play almost whenever you want it. Number two, although you can change players names by paying the dollar, it would be nice if you were able to edit the character that they look like as well as their ratings. This way if the player chooses they can make whatever kind of players they want. Sort of like how you can build a player in madden. Last of all, it would be really cool if they made it where you can download other peoples saves. Like I said, I made college teams but it required a long time because I had to individually go in and edit every teams name and uniforms. It would help a lot if players could just download a version that other players have made. I’m not sure how easy this would be but I think it would improve the experience for sure. Overall this is my favorite football game on mobile, but these are things that I have thought of a lot while playing it over the last year and I definitely think that it would make the game more fun!
  • Dec 1, 2021

    By Leon Brooks
    I just started the game and its pretty decent. I love the concept of dodges and throwing. I also love the little storyline to it, you get to choose decisions and has their own good and bad effects on whatever you do. Only problem so far is getting coach coins to support the team. Other than that the game is really smooth in the way it plays, definitely recommend giving it a try.
  • 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.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Brian Clark
    Every now and then, you find a game that is made well, for all the right reasons. Nice, blast from the blast graphics with good game play, and enough features to keep you entertained without going overboard. Hats off to the developers, you nailed it! Didn't even care about the extras, but payed for the full version because they earned it by making a nice, 100% ad free game. Well done!
  • 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.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Jenna Corn
    I think that Retro Bowl is a very classic game. It's old school, like a 1992 Madden football game. Classic games like this in my opinion are the best. Some can agree and some can disagree with me. But it just gives you a very good vibe and it's very enjoyable. I rate this game 5 stars for how much effort was put into this game and I love it.
  • 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.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Jordan Willis
    So I extremely enjoyed the game, but I'm wishing they could make defense playable and more of a realistic football game. But it's automatic, with all my defense players not able to see them made the game a little boring, I bought Unlimited version it boosted my happiness a lot. Overall: 4 Stars (Defense not playable) I enjoyed the game though.
  • Completely Hot Garbage Mar 25, 2020

    By Yeshe Chodron
    Updated again: The game no longer costs 99 cents because it is completely unplayable. Every update makes it worse than before. I don’t even know what is going on over there but I just want to cry because it was so fun, absolutely perfect, and I got to enjoy it for like 3 weeks, my iPad was broken for a week, when I got it fixed and the game was updated it was pretty bad, and I wrote this first review update, took it from 5 stars to 1 and struggled with a broken game, and then they updated it again, and now it is absolutely wrecked. I don’t have the heart to uninstall, I don’t pay for games often, and I wrote “best game... in 10 years” in my first review, but I’m only keeping it in memorial effigy of a game I almost got to have. At this point I am guessing the next update will have even bigger catch radii, completely unstoppable offensive weapons, and the opposing teams will get shut out completely by any defense just a 1/2 star better than their offense, all turnovers too if 3/2 stars better. First review: Just reviewing for credits, but best game I have played in 10 years. Update: bought the game because it was perfect, then the dev updated it. I WANT MY 99 CENTS BACK! If we can choose between 2 and 3 minute quarters, why can’t we choose which version we want to play? I really liked the old receiver tie up game mechanic that resulted in lots of drops and broken up passes, now every throw is a pick or a completion. Refund please.
  • 1 on 1 coverage = Impossible Sep 23, 2020

    By Hench10
    When I first downloaded this game, I had a blast. I loved it. The more I got into it, I realized how bad the accuracy is when throwing the ball. Countless time I have thrown the ball at my receiver and the ball goes nowhere near my receiver and gets picked off by a defender no where near where I threw it. The 1 on 1 coverage results in an interception every time and my receivers are 4 stars. I’m sure a 4 star receiver will catch some of those passes right? Nope, interception every single time. The games accuracy when throwing the ball and the 1 on 1 coverage needs improvement big time. With that being said, the game features are awesome. Being able to upgrade your players, draft new players after the season, trading players for draft picks, upgrading and signing coaches as well as free agents. It’s the perfect game. Just need an update to fix the throwing accuracy and 1 on 1 coverage. I’m not saying it has to be easy to win, I just want it to where I don’t have to run the ball every down because that’s what I’m having to do because a pass cannot be completed without it being pickoff off or so inaccurate that it falls incomplete.
  • Pretty fun, but milks you for Micro Transactions and Scripts game results Oct 20, 2021

    By Geezergod
    Fun game, good depth to the off-field stuff. On field play is pretty fun. One issue I have with it is the in-game currency. It REALLY wants to push you into those microtransactions because you earn the coins way too slowly and everything costs too much. Otherwise, it’s a good, fun game. EDIT: After playing more I can definitely say it scripts game results. Apparently I was SUPPOSED to lose this game because even though I engineered a game-winning drive with accurate passing and time management by forcing my players out of bounds and using time outs, when it came time to kick the extra point to tie - the game made me miss. No, I didn’t miss. I got it straight down the middle, and at max power, but it still was somehow “too low” and “No Good” even though I had made every other kick. It’s one thing to lose, whatever. But in this circumstance THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO WIN. I did what I was supposed to do to make the kick go in, but the game was just like “nah” and decided I was supposed to lose I guess LOL done with it after that

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  • Best-Game-Ever Oct 17, 2020

    By _brickie_
    Love a good retro style game and stumbled upon this a few months ago and can NOT stop playing. The endless style of strategy to customize your team and to perform is just incredibly entertaining. It has the perfect mix of control and auto-play. Changing team colors, uniforms, names and locations is so much fun as well. The developers are constantly updating the game and fixing bugs (love the new little tweaks you put into the menu music btw 🥳👍👏. I honestly have no qualms about this game whatsoever. I purchased the game and would honestly even pay $5 a month if there were more extensive options or additions to the game and I never purchase games... Such as maybe an easy gameplay for playing defense?! (Please please PLEASE tell me you guys have been beta testing some sort of defensive gameplay option). Or have the option to choose your own play in audibles or particular offensive strategy such as run heavy or pass heavy. I think adding some sort of game play strategy would hold a lot more weight in deciding an offensive or defensive coordinator. The last thing that I think would be awesome is enhancing trading. There is no option to try and barter with another team for a player with money or straight up trading one of your stars for money instead of just getting draft picks. Anyways download this game if you haven’t, and then spend the dollar on it because it’s worth it. And developers please keep adding great options within this game!
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By Nick DeRose
    I love this game with a passion. Play 2 or 3 games a day. I wish you can do more like: add 12 more players to your bench & extend the salary cap to a million dollars. Show the referees on the field & make them draw penalties. Make it more realistic. Also add a two minute warning. Also players gets hurt during the game and we can add a substitute like how they do in real life. I love this game. Keep up the good work!!
  • Awesome game but could be improved! Sep 27, 2021

    By mackijac
    I absolutely Love this game and I’ve had it now for about a year. Recently I paid the dollar for premium so I could make college teams which has made it really cool. However I have three things that I feel like could be improved. For one, defensive coverage doesn’t ever seem to cover the te and it means if you want to you have an easy 10-15 yard play almost whenever you want it. Number two, although you can change players names by paying the dollar, it would be nice if you were able to edit the character that they look like as well as their ratings. This way if the player chooses they can make whatever kind of players they want. Sort of like how you can build a player in madden. Last of all, it would be really cool if they made it where you can download other peoples saves. Like I said, I made college teams but it required a long time because I had to individually go in and edit every teams name and uniforms. It would help a lot if players could just download a version that other players have made. I’m not sure how easy this would be but I think it would improve the experience for sure. Overall this is my favorite football game on mobile, but these are things that I have thought of a lot while playing it over the last year and I definitely think that it would make the game more fun!
  • 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.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Brian Clark
    Every now and then, you find a game that is made well, for all the right reasons. Nice, blast from the blast graphics with good game play, and enough features to keep you entertained without going overboard. Hats off to the developers, you nailed it! Didn't even care about the extras, but payed for the full version because they earned it by making a nice, 100% ad free game. Well done!
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Jenna Corn
    I think that Retro Bowl is a very classic game. It's old school, like a 1992 Madden football game. Classic games like this in my opinion are the best. Some can agree and some can disagree with me. But it just gives you a very good vibe and it's very enjoyable. I rate this game 5 stars for how much effort was put into this game and I love it.
  • 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)
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Brian Villalobos
    Fantastic. Like Tecmo Bowl, but deeper -- with trades, coaching changes, owner meetings, choices that have (mild) consequences, even stadium and facilities improvements. Defense is simulated, but I never really liked playing defense in these games all that much anyway. Music is great. And the aesthetic, of course, is a warm, wonderful old friend. Note: You get to play five games free, but then you have to purchase for $0.99. I bought it. This is the most addictive phone game I've ever played.
  • Better then most Madden Franchises Nov 16, 2020

    By An epic gamer 😎
    This is one of the best game for me on my iPad. The graphics are good, I like them and I’m a young person. Also a very good thing in this is the team morale. I love it because it adds some more depth into the gameplay and almost gives it a storyline to follow. The player ratings are also a good way to tell if a player is good or not. In the draft, that has helped me exceptionally by finding players that upgrade the positions I need and to fill gaps in the team play. That also leads me to another topic; the draft. I love how it only has 3 picks and how simple it and easy it is to make picks and find players to help the challenge of building a dynasty. I also love that after around 2 seasons you can change teams. It helps me decide wether to help try juice up another team or stay with my dynasty. Trading is also a really cool thing in this game, because sometimes the computer comes up to me to offer a trade. It can be for my players and draft picks or theirs, but I can also trade my own players. Sometimes that’s what I do to make a new team and save file challenging. Overall, one of the best games in the App Store to me, best football app by a big margin, and overall a very exciting and fun game to play. I hope if your reading this, please give it a shot, you will NOT REGRET IT!
  • Dec 1, 2021

    By Leon Brooks
    I just started the game and its pretty decent. I love the concept of dodges and throwing. I also love the little storyline to it, you get to choose decisions and has their own good and bad effects on whatever you do. Only problem so far is getting coach coins to support the team. Other than that the game is really smooth in the way it plays, definitely recommend giving it a try.
  • 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.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Jordan Willis
    So I extremely enjoyed the game, but I'm wishing they could make defense playable and more of a realistic football game. But it's automatic, with all my defense players not able to see them made the game a little boring, I bought Unlimited version it boosted my happiness a lot. Overall: 4 Stars (Defense not playable) I enjoyed the game though.
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Danielle Marine
    I love this game!!!!!! The only thing that I wish that they would change is where you can play defence and like some how make a online mode where you can play with other people. Other than that this is a great football game. I have told many people to download this game and they all loved it!!!!!
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By WWF - WeirdWrestlingFan
    For those who like football, but don't need ACTUAL NFL players in a game, look no further. This perfectly ties in an in-game football experience, along with the coaching sides of things. A big plus is that, overtime, you unlock certain things, which makes you more apt to play the game more. Overall, a very good experience, 10/10, would recommend!
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Robert Rodriguez
    Really enjoy the game overall but feels as though the stats of players do not totally matter to an extent. An example would be having a WR or RB with maxed out speed and stamina stats. They could have a 30 yd gap between them and a defender but the defender manages to catch up and tackle them before making it to the end zone, 90% of the time being on the 2nd yard line. It'd be nice to be able to trade with another team where we are able to suggest the trade and have it be cash not a draft pick.
  • Nov 25, 2021

    By Matt Pearls
    I absolutely love this game. I've been playing even before it's popular and it's been one of my favorite games ever. However, things like playable defense, kickoff, punt return, etc. would add a little bit of excitement to the game since we can only play offense. Additionally , playbook where you can decide your own plays would be very much appreciated.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By VoidGaming7
    This game has more depth than the last 5 franchise modes in Madden games. Quite impressive! I wish we could play defense as well as make our own plays or have an open playbook with more then one play to chose from. With these ideas in mind this would probably be my favorite mobile game of all time. Paying for unlimited mode is worth it for sure. This is a great game and one that you will want to play rather than madden.
  • 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!
  • Good enough Aug 25, 2021

    By Ramonesasaurus
    Game is fun and easy to get into and start enjoying right away. Lots of customization that don’t have anything to do with gameplay (uniform and ball style, for instance) which do add an element of fun. As for gameplay it’s fairly routine and the rhythm of the game is predictable. There’s a few mechanical issues with the way the game is played. One problem is setting the ball on either hashmark which the NFL does not do but always instead places at the ball in the middle of the field creating angular kicks. In college the ball is placed on the nearest hashmark. Also when a player falls down without having been touched by another player in the NFL the play is still live. In college the play ends. However in RB the college rule applies so there is an inconsistency there. You can’t make any substitutions during the game. This detracts considerably from you thinking you’re actually coaching since once the game starts you’re locked into whatever players are there. The defense management is passive. Nevertheless, I was able to go into about my fifth season and with a new team (Cleveland) won the Retro Bowl in my first season as their coach. The only upgrade I purchased was the basic $.99 upgrade. I had a good draft and reinvested my coaching credits into team health and morale.
  • 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.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Jeff K
    I see alot of people don't know what dynamic mode is complaining the game gets harder as you play more. That's the whole point. Now my problem is one league my dynamic is stuck at 17 and my other is stuck at 16. I want more difficult play. Even changing the difficultly level to extreme isn't enough.. tried Uninstall and reinstall but just ended starting at square 1 and it freezing at dynamic 16 or 17. I like the game alot just too easy
  • It’s fun at first then the dropped passes, interferences, and unstoppable opponents Nov 16, 2021

    By Kwillitzer
    So, this game is somewhat easy to catch on at first but like all “play for free” games they introduce increasing the harder gameplay and I’ll just come out and say it “forced failure” gameplay. In talking with another reviewer, who paid for their version, he/she didn’t experience any of this. Hmmmm…so you pay not to experience a different (non-frustrating) gameplay. Tell me if that doesn’t feel a little like extortion. After the first season or two, the Gameplay difficulty gets a bit exponential in its difficulty. Not only does the opposing defense start to become a little bit of mind readers, they also seem to score at will against your defense (albeit) with a decently good offense. This forces your offense to score a touchdown every time. This is also where even a average defense seems to step up their game. Now here’s where I quit the game, even if you’re good enough to read and anticipate your coverage this is where the game decides to have your 4-5 star receivers drop consecutive passes or the defense to interfere with your receivers. I have a big problem with developers that force failure mechanics. And this software has those in them. Shame on the developers. Users; if you want to experience the best part of this game without getting extorted feelings of frustration, then just 1 season and start over with a new game.
  • 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!!
  • Torn about this game Apr 27, 2020

    By RDillon84
    Let me start off by saying that I think the main gameplay loop of this game is fantastic. There’s a feel to placing your passes that sometimes feels better to me than Madden ever did. I love the team building aspect and how it’s simplified. I never liked building teams from the management end in other football games. It’s addictive and rewarding to play. Games don’t take that long and always leave you wanting to start a new one. The price point is great as well. Here are my gripes that are causing me to not rate this 4 or 5 stars. First off, and this may be minor but it always seems that on big plays the receiver or RB slow down so much after getting 30-40 yards. It’s like all of a sudden they are running in molasses. This is frustrating because it completely removes any excitement of a big play. But this leads into my second (and main) issue. This game is too easy. It’s almost as if the slow running was put there to balance the fact that you can pull off huge plays all the time. After a couple seasons it becomes so easy to build a 5 star team that just wrecks everyone and before you know it you’re having perfect seasons every time. There needs to be some balancing done here in a way that doesn’t take away from how good the gameplay feels.
  • Good but could be a lot better Apr 21, 2020

    By kca366
    It’s a fun time-waster, but there is a fine line between simple and easy. This game is just easy. After I was used to the mechanics, in the second full season, I went 19-0. Receivers are always open at the line which usually gets you 5+ yards a play just like that. It would be more fun if it was more difficult. You should make it so that receivers are guarded tighter so it isn’t so easy, make running give you a little more yards on average so the game isn’t so pass heavy, and allow us to kick a field goal from whatever the REAL maximum is. I made a 63 yarder with ease earlier. We all know those “seconds” aren’t really seconds. Two RB seconds are practically equal to one real second. Either change how long your seconds last or add more of them. The biggest thing probably is allowing us to play defense. This will make the game way more fun for everyone, and give another huge aspect to the game. If you do this, PLEASE do not make it easy. If you have to, add difficulty settings. I haven’t downloaded the full version, but I don’t think there are settings for that on there. This game has big potential. Make sure you update it often so the game is more enjoyable and doesn’t start to get boring. Do all these things and it’s 5 stars from me.
  • Best game but I just thought of a quick suggestion to add Jan 3, 2021

    By Loluniversity
    I love this game and have been playing it for quite a while now. When I was just playing earlier I realized that my quarterback has 2 years left and is fully maxed out on everything besides speed and is doing great in terms of stat. I can tell that he is going to ask for a lot of money. Due to this I thought to myself to draft another quarterback and use him to be able to level him up and use my franchise quarterback in the postseason. Just like in real life where the starter would mentor the backup I was thinking like if you have 2 quarterbacks why not the backup gain extra XP when playing since the starter is kind of mentoring him. I hope you can understand what I just said but this one addition I would like to see I’m not sure how useful it would be but it would be nice to see it in the game. Also, I’m not sure you will since it really isn’t an important addition to the game but this would make the game a bit better than it originally was.
  • Super promising but needs some fixes Nov 5, 2020

    By dps71
    This is a fun game that combines some elements of managing a team along with gameplay. I like the set up of the game, the retro look, and the fact that you can play the offenses every game. But there are a few quirks that keep it from being even better. The biggest one is the clock -there are frequently games where the opposing team will have the ball for an entire quarter. I feel like that happens every three or four games at least. And even without that, there are games where when the ball is kicked to your team, the clock will run off 50 seconds and you still only returned the ball to the 22 yard line. The other frustrating element is that while you can audible to different routes, it seems very frequently to keep giving the same routes for the actual star players. This is especially frustrating when you’re on the 1 yard line going in and all it is giving you are streak routes were they all just run to the back of the endzone and stand there.
  • 1 on 1 coverage = Impossible Sep 23, 2020

    By Hench10
    When I first downloaded this game, I had a blast. I loved it. The more I got into it, I realized how bad the accuracy is when throwing the ball. Countless time I have thrown the ball at my receiver and the ball goes nowhere near my receiver and gets picked off by a defender no where near where I threw it. The 1 on 1 coverage results in an interception every time and my receivers are 4 stars. I’m sure a 4 star receiver will catch some of those passes right? Nope, interception every single time. The games accuracy when throwing the ball and the 1 on 1 coverage needs improvement big time. With that being said, the game features are awesome. Being able to upgrade your players, draft new players after the season, trading players for draft picks, upgrading and signing coaches as well as free agents. It’s the perfect game. Just need an update to fix the throwing accuracy and 1 on 1 coverage. I’m not saying it has to be easy to win, I just want it to where I don’t have to run the ball every down because that’s what I’m having to do because a pass cannot be completed without it being pickoff off or so inaccurate that it falls incomplete.
  • Pretty fun, but milks you for Micro Transactions and Scripts game results Oct 20, 2021

    By Geezergod
    Fun game, good depth to the off-field stuff. On field play is pretty fun. One issue I have with it is the in-game currency. It REALLY wants to push you into those microtransactions because you earn the coins way too slowly and everything costs too much. Otherwise, it’s a good, fun game. EDIT: After playing more I can definitely say it scripts game results. Apparently I was SUPPOSED to lose this game because even though I engineered a game-winning drive with accurate passing and time management by forcing my players out of bounds and using time outs, when it came time to kick the extra point to tie - the game made me miss. No, I didn’t miss. I got it straight down the middle, and at max power, but it still was somehow “too low” and “No Good” even though I had made every other kick. It’s one thing to lose, whatever. But in this circumstance THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO WIN. I did what I was supposed to do to make the kick go in, but the game was just like “nah” and decided I was supposed to lose I guess LOL done with it after that
  • Completely Hot Garbage Mar 25, 2020

    By Yeshe Chodron
    Updated again: The game no longer costs 99 cents because it is completely unplayable. Every update makes it worse than before. I don’t even know what is going on over there but I just want to cry because it was so fun, absolutely perfect, and I got to enjoy it for like 3 weeks, my iPad was broken for a week, when I got it fixed and the game was updated it was pretty bad, and I wrote this first review update, took it from 5 stars to 1 and struggled with a broken game, and then they updated it again, and now it is absolutely wrecked. I don’t have the heart to uninstall, I don’t pay for games often, and I wrote “best game... in 10 years” in my first review, but I’m only keeping it in memorial effigy of a game I almost got to have. At this point I am guessing the next update will have even bigger catch radii, completely unstoppable offensive weapons, and the opposing teams will get shut out completely by any defense just a 1/2 star better than their offense, all turnovers too if 3/2 stars better. First review: Just reviewing for credits, but best game I have played in 10 years. Update: bought the game because it was perfect, then the dev updated it. I WANT MY 99 CENTS BACK! If we can choose between 2 and 3 minute quarters, why can’t we choose which version we want to play? I really liked the old receiver tie up game mechanic that resulted in lots of drops and broken up passes, now every throw is a pick or a completion. Refund please.

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