Retro Bowl

Retro Bowl

Play football like it's 1987!

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1.6.1for iPhone, iPad and more
181K+ Ratings
New Star Games
36.5 MB
Mar 8, 2024
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in Simulation
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About Retro Bowl

Retro Bowl is the perfect game for the armchair quarterback to finally prove a point. Presented in a glorious retro style, the game has simple roster management, including press duties and the handling of fragile egos, while on the field you get to call the shots. Can you pass the grade and take your team all the way to the ultimate prize? Can you win the Retro Bowl?
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What's New in the Latest Version 1.6.1

Last updated on Mar 8, 2024
Old Versions
- Fix for older versions of iOS such as 12.5.7
- Fixes to roster layout issues in Exhibition mode
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Version History
Mar 8, 2024
- Fix for older versions of iOS such as 12.5.7
- Fixes to roster layout issues in Exhibition mode
Feb 8, 2024
- "Interrupt SIM" feature! Interrupt a SIM game and take over playing, or activate SIM from the middle of commentary in an ongoing game!
- Default team strengths updated for new careers and for Exhibition Mode
- Fix for Benched players picking up game day injuries.
Jul 12, 2023
- Added ability to use edited Team setups (names, uniforms, and current strengths) from Career Mode in Exhibition Mode (Unlimited Version required).
- Added ability to use Star Players from Career Mode in Exhibition Mode (Unlimited Version required).
- Edited Conference/Division names are now also reset by the master 'Restore All Teams' option in the Team Editor.
May 4, 2023
- Fix for a crash affecting users who had not selected a Head Coach image on earlier versions.
Mar 31, 2023
Additional bug fixes.
Mar 30, 2023
Additional bug fixes.
Mar 9, 2023
Fixed no-star QBs getting 3 audibles in franchise mode
Fixed exhibition team rating when picking same team as save slot
Fixed exhibition conference names after using edited save slot
"Exhibition" displayed on replays
Fixed incorrect drive direction in single player exhibition
Bowl history updated
Lowest free agent age increased
Fixed not seeing 4th down or punt option in OT
Play-off OT rules in Exhibition
Fixed Touchback occurring when player out of bounds in endzone from KO
Touchback kneel fix
Interception in end zone results in a touchback
"Game Over" messaging fix in exhibition
Feb 8, 2023
Added exhibition games with local 2 player mode
Fixed HOF players disappearing
Fixed kicker XP attempts not affecting fan rating
Clock usage tweak
Tweaked CPU field goal success
Updated team ratings (thanks RetroBitCoach)
Dec 13, 2022
Fixed playoff overtime not ending correctly
Can use a time-out to change between 1pt/2pt attempt
QB won't kneel when close to goal line
QB game rating tweaked
TE game rating tweaked
RBMVP award tweaked
Can see multiple DPOY medals on player card
Separated kicker PAT stats from FG stats (from this point onwards)
Oct 25, 2022
Fixed overtime issues
Fixed commentary color during action
QB tackled not a sack if running
QB slide now a kneel if behind scrimmage
Slight oline buff when fielding OL star players
Defensive players can jump on Extreme
Defensive player speed slightly increased on Extreme
Capped maximum fan hit at 15%
Tipped catches count as a completed pass
Fixed overtime safety crash
Oct 14, 2022
Fixed fumble issue
Sim: Fixed QB cmp over 100%
Sim: Fixed TE and RB not getting passing TDs
Sim: Fixed 100+ yards records
Fixed exceptional morale icon on boss profile
Fixed player sort on restart screen
Lower chance of Kicker RB MVP
Commentary colour represents team in possession
Updated celebration screen
Fixed tackle for loss
Fixed OT errors
Fixed stars on stat screens
Fixed seeding error in divisional round
Fixed opposition offense issues
Oct 4, 2022
Added Head Coach image and profile
Can edit player images
Added player attribute buffs
Can sim games
Renewing 5 star coach contract triggers achievement
Coaches won't retire under contract
Added Retro Bowl MVP award
Sacks don't count as rush attempts
OL fan appreciation increased
Added attribute buff information
Can change mind after choosing field goal with a timeout
Team strengths and unis updated (thanks @RetroBitCoach)
New OT rule for post-season
Added WR hitch route
Added sim match history
May 20, 2022
Fixed free agent crash
Fixed touchback/safety issue
Fixed apostrophes in player names
Fixed total of/df on review screen
May 16, 2022
Tweaked running game
Toned crowd noise down
Added return stats
Tweaked CPU going for it
Can use a backup player as a kick returner
Fixed bye week erasing previous game stats
Possible fix for incorrect division sort
New achievements:
-Complete 20 seasons
-Pass for 500 yards in a game
-100% pass completion in a game
-25y kick return
-50y kick return
-75y kick return
-Score a TD return
Apr 5, 2022
Added kickoffs
Added replay controls
Added gameplay pause
Updated gamepad controls
Fixed incorrect onside kick chance
Updated crowd sounds
Added 1st down kneel celebration
Fixed CPU punting when losing in overtime
Fixed OT rules regarding field goals
Added tutorial fail messages
Overtime coin flip tweaked (50/50 on Extreme)
Fixed QB not being sacked for more than 5 yards
Updated Retro Bowl history
Updated team strengths
Dec 20, 2021
Fixed tutorial fail when driving right
Fixed kicking cheat
Fixed editing of division and conference names
Fixed zoom when kicking
Fixed kicker not getting tackled
Fixed clock stopping on 4th down conversion
Fixed league report screen buttons
Nov 24, 2021
Added QB slide anim
Fixed player game rating issue
Fixed 16-0 achievement description
Clock stops for turnover on downs
CPU won't onside kick when tied
Fixed inverse stamina issue
Bullet throws easier to complete
Save system updated
Other games and links screen added
Fixed PS label on W18 load slot
Fixed kick arrow issue
Oct 6, 2021
Fixed iPhoneXR juking issues
Continue button doesn't need to be pressed
Field goal range extended to 66 yards
Fixed 16-0 achievement
Updated stadium roof types
More chance of poor catchers dropping ball
Updated AI onside kick logic
Sep 29, 2021
Fixed play-off seeding crash/schedule issue

Gamepad controls working again
Retro Bowl "home" team now random
Coordinator crash fix
Kick-off/continue buttons added
Sep 23, 2021
Uniform update (thanks @RetroBitCoach)
17 game schedule (when a new season starts)
Bullet throws (second tap whilst aiming)
Added 1st down anim
Added cheerleader anim
QB attempts and completions not recorded for 2pt conversions
Fixed unlimited contract extensions
Increased name pool
Added choice of roof type in editor
Blitz tweak
Tweaked CPU team 4th down logic
Tweaked CPU team onside kick logic
Onside kicks offered on tied score
QB not credited with additional catch after a fumble
Player ratings adjusted according to quarter length
Divisional round seeding
Tiebreakers now H2H > div/conf win pct > net pts
Tweaked praise/criticise effect
Jun 8, 2021
Fixed iOS9 crash
May 25, 2021
Achievement issue fixed
Fixed edited conference names on job offer screen
Fixed difficulty level display during replays in snow
Fixed OL fan rating
Tweaked player awards
Fixed forced fumble effect on game rating
Fixed 5 star player ratings
Added Tampa Bay to RB winners list (new careers)
Fixed scout button on maxed potential players
Retirement delay costs are exponential
Patched keyboard exploit
Tweaked DPOY award
Feb 2, 2021
2 extra uniforms per team
Implemented 14 team playoff structure
Added bye week for #1 seeds
Added onside kicks
Kicker accuracy affects onside kick chance
Added 1 min game length
Fixed clock usage when opposition go for it on 4th
Fixed TE not getting route if other is benched
Ball choice is save dependent
Fixed DF not getting XP for sacks
Tweaked OP/DP awards
Added prev/next buttons to meeting screen
Fixed player rating drop when levelling up
Fixed fumble out of bounds in endzone
Fixed OT not ending after a FG and a failed drive
Safety can end overtime
Can check stats when resigning a player
Fixed correct player question always being left button
Fixed maxed out rookies not showing potential in draft
Can use apostrophes in names
Tweaked AI clock use and yardage
Dec 17, 2020
Fixed unnecessary energy hit on Extreme
Fixed AI punting after 4th down sack
Reduced kicker fatigue
Fixed OT rules
XP for forced fumbles
Fixed low rated free agents
Fixed DL getting interceptions
Increased effect of OL and TE blocking
Reduced RB nerf in Extreme
Fixed bye week exploit
Updated league report screen
Dec 3, 2020
Fixed post game question crash
Fixed receivers getting stuck on pylon
Fixed bye week exploit
Reduced fan hit on releasing newly signed players to 15%
Reduced player morale boost cost
Dynamic replays now trigger on passes over 25y
No dynamic replays on 2pt conversions
Staff hires refresh at start of new season
Added rushing attempts to league report
Added receptions to league report
RBs terminate receiving route earlier
Tweaked injury chance
Tweaked defense
Tweaked awards
Added half stripe ball
Tweaked energy recovery on Extreme
Fewer weak teams on harder difficulties
Receivers initials always shown
Defenders can dive head-on

Retro Bowl FAQ

Retro Bowl is available in regions other than the following restricted countries:
Retro Bowl supports English
Retro Bowl contains in-app purchases. Please check the pricing plan as below:
Unlimited Version
Coaching Credits x 250
Coaching Credits x 50
Coaching Credits x 100
Coaching Credits x 500
Coaching Credits x 2000
Coaching Credits x 75
Coaching Credits x 25
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Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Retro Bowl.
Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later.

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