Play football like it's 1987!
Retro Bowl emulates the gameplay of American football and was heavily influenced by the Tecmo Bowl series. In Retro Bowl, the player controls the team's offense while also acting as the team's general manager. Even though the player can draft defensive players or get defensive players from free agency, the defense is not playable, and is simulated by the game.
Choose a team to play as and a team to play against. You can select one of the default teams, or create your own custom team by choosing the players, stadium, and plays.
Once you have selected your teams, the game will begin. You will take control of your team and try to score touchdowns and defend your endzone.
Use the on-screen controls to move your players and execute plays. The game uses a simple control scheme, with buttons for passing, running, and tackling.
Try to outsmart your opponent and score more touchdowns than them to win the game. You can also earn bonuses and power-ups by completing challenges and achieving milestones.
The goal of the game is for the player to manage their team to the titular 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, and more. There is also, for $1, an "unlimited version" which gives access to editing any team's uniforms, logos 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.
Navigate - Mouse / Trackpad.
Select - LMB.