Retro Bowl is a cool 8-bit-style American football video game made by New Star Games for iPhone and Android. You can also play it in your browser on Poki and Kongregate.
Taking cues from the Tecmo Bowl series, Retro Bowl became a big hit and was the most downloaded app on Apple's App Store in late 2021. The success led to the release of another fun game called Retro Goal in June 2021.
In Retro Bowl, you're not just playing on the field – you're also the team's manager. You make decisions like trading players, signing free agents, and keeping the team's spirits up. The teams are based on real NFL teams, but to avoid copyright issues, Retro Bowl uses similar jerseys and replaces team names with cities.
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Retro Bowl games take you back to earlier NFL seasons. It all started with the 1962 NFL Championship Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts. After the 1989 season, all bowl games turned into Retro Bowl games, featuring teams from different eras.
Get ready for the traditions of Retro Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl. Each bowl has its own vibe and traditions. This season has 12 bowl games, giving you lots to look forward to if you're a college football fan. The last time we had so many bowl games was in 2014, and it opened the door for teams to compete without needing automatic bids.
The switch from 11 players to 12 players per side brought in a new era of National Championship Football. Teams no longer needed automatic bids to play in bowls, making it an exciting time for college football fans.