Retro Bowl, a timeless 8-bit-style American football video game, invites you to delve into the captivating world crafted by New Star Games for iPhone and Android users. If you're in the mood for some digital gridiron action, you can also enjoy Retro Bowl directly from your browser on Poki and Kongregate.
Taking inspiration from the classic Tecmo Bowl series, Retro Bowl made waves, earning its stripes as the most downloaded app on Apple's App Store in the latter part of 2021. Riding high on this success, the developers treated fans to another dose of fun with the release of Retro Goal in June 2021.
In Retro Bowl, you're not just a player; you're the strategic mind behind the team's success. From making crucial decisions like trading players and signing free agents to uplifting team spirits, the game immerses you in the multifaceted world of football management. While the teams take inspiration from real NFL counterparts, Retro Bowl sidesteps copyright issues smartly, opting for similar jerseys and city names in place of team names.
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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.