Retro Bowl is an American football game developed by New Star Games. The game was released in January 2019 and has since gained a dedicated following of mobile players. The game is available on various platforms, including web browsers (desktop, mobile, tablet), Android, and iOS. The game is heavily influenced by the Tecmo Bowl series and features 8-bit styled graphics.
Retro Bowl Game Controls
The game controls for Retro Bowl friv are simple and designed for touchscreen devices. To select offensive plays, swipe left or right. To pass the ball, tap on a receiver. To throw a lob pass (for longer passes), swipe up. To throw a bullet pass (for quicker passes), swipe down. To hand off the ball to the running back, tap on a running back. To run with the quarterback, throw the ball backward. While running, press the A or D key to slow up or dive.
How to Play Retro Bowl
In Retro Bowl Unblocked, you play on offense and not on defense. The player controls the team’s offense while also acting as the team’s general manager. The goal of the game is for the player to manage their team to the Retro Bowl championship game. The game also includes aspects of managing an American football team such as trading and cutting players, signing free agents, maintaining morale, drafting players, talking to the press, and more. There is also an “unlimited version” which gives access to editing any team’s uniforms, logos, names and end zones, weather, and more. The player can also buy Retro Bowl’s currency called coaching credits, which can also be earned by game play and decisions outside of the game.
Retro Bowl Tips and Tricks
To win in Retro Bowl, be sure to follow these beginner tips and tricks:
- Improve your facilities: Focus on improving the training and rehab facilities first. Improving the training facility will help players gain experience faster, allowing you to build a better team. Meanwhile, enhancing the rehab facility helps players recover from injury.
- Pass the ball: Passing is still a viable option. Don’t be afraid to check down to the running back. Depending on the rating of the opponent’s defense, you could frequently find that all your receivers are covered. Players who run some variation of a slant can usually find an opening in a defense.
- Go for the two-point conversion when possible: Attempting a two-point conversion after you score a touchdown isn’t usually advised. However, if your running back is running a “Bubble” route, you should keep the kicking team off the field. For some reason, the defense has trouble stopping this play during conversions.
- Manage all your resources properly: That includes player morale, player condition, salary cap, coaching credits, and fans. As the season plays out, you’ll be given the opportunity to make some small decisions that can impact your team for weeks to come.
Retro Bowl Game Platforms
Retro Bowl is available on various platforms, including web browsers (desktop, mobile, tablet), Android, and iOS. You can play it online and offline. The game is also available on Nintendo Switch.