RETRO SOCCER: FREE Arcade Football Game crossed with Mathieu Flamini


EightPixelsSquare kick-off 2017 with classic arcade football game, exclusively for iPhone and iPad!

  • Lightning-quick, timeless soccer gameplay evolved for touch
  • Nostalgic style reminiscent of classic 90’s soccer hits
  • Get on the pitch – from classic encounters in a huge challenge mode to World Trophy and League competitions
  • Collect legendary players and take them to glory as you build a world class squad

OK Folks… Here’s the deal. I get asked to review things fairly regularly. I say no fairly regularly.

“Don’t have the time mate”

“Washing my hair buddy”

“Sorry but that clashes with my dog’s Krav Maga class”

Typically though I say no because at the end of the day this is a fantasy football website and why would I spend time reviewing gardening equipment. Sounds ridiculous…but it has actually happened

This was different. I downloaded RETRO SOCCER myself. I got hooked myself. Over the space of the first few days I actually dread to think how many games I played. Then I reached out to the developer myself –@8PixelsSquare to tell them I LOVED the game and offered to post it on the site!!

This is arcade football at it’s best. This is pick up and play. This is “just 1 more game” territory. You have the potential to score a screamer of a goal within a few minutes of playing but there is a learning curve also.

If I am being brutally honest when I first played it was fairly tough to keep 11 players on the pitch for the duration of the match.

The game certainly reminds me of the glory days of Sensible Soccer we all remember fondly but in my case crossed with 11 Mathieu Flamini style hatchet men running around the pitch launching into 30 yard slide tackles that are all so so wrong… But so so right!!

The game designers have certainly had fun with the animations and it shows. It looks crisp, visually impressive. The game draws you as you play more games to build your squad rating and earn coins to boost your stats. My forward line of “IBRA” “KING ERIC” AND “DAVVY” is currently striking fear into the hearts of all YIRMA FC opponents.

In terms of improvements – it’s hard to be overly critical because as a Free Game Download, 3 weeks on it’s still my go to game if I have a spare 10 minutes.

I would LOVE an online multiplayer mode with the option of challenge friends online – maybe that’s in the works already.

My initial concerns of keeping players on the pitch subsided when I realised the game actually provides a flashing yellow and red boarder on the screen if you are about to be reprimanded by the card happy referee!

Genuinely though – loved the game on launch and happy to post about it here on Kudos to the team at @8PixelsSquare for this beauty of a nostalgic arcade throw back!

Ryan @FantasyYIRMA


Derby, UK – 23rd March 2017:  Today EightPixelsSquare announce the global launch of RETRO SOCCER – complete with classic gameplay that will stir nostalgic memories for football fans around the world. Build a world class squad and settle things on the pitch in RETRO SOCCER, the ultimate arcade soccer game – now available worldwide for free on the Apple App Store! Brought to you by industry veterans EightPixelsSquare, the creators of hit mobile games RAID HQ, All Guns Blazing and Cartel Kings.

RETRO SOCCER is a modern version of the soccer games you used to play, and it’s in a league of its own. Featuring fast-paced gameplay, retro-inspired 3D visuals, brutal hard hitting tackles, and intuitive touch controls. Take on hundreds of challenges (including some of the best comebacks and upsets in football history!), battle your way through World Trophy competitions and full league seasons, as you collect your favorite soccer legends to create your All-Star dream team.

RETRO SOCCER lets you share video of your epic goals and broadcast live gameplay to the world as you play. Regular updates including new players and content are in the pipeline, ensuring the most competitive football fans keep progressing to achieve global domination with their bespoke squad of legends.

Mat Sneap, VP and co-founder of Eight Pixels Square, says “We’re thrilled to bring Retro Soccer to football and video game fans the world over. Fusing the arcade-style playability of the golden age of soccer games from the early ’90s, with the very latest in mobile technology on iOS, Retro Soccer has been a labour of love for us. With more content to come, we’re delighted to revitalise this retro game style for a new generation. We can’t wait for fans to play the game and start sharing their goals!”

Get stuck in within seconds, connect with friends through Facebook and earn bragging rights as you become a legend! RETRO SOCCER is the football game you’ve been missing, and it’s available to download today for free.

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About EightPixelsSquare (EPS)

Founded in December 2012 and based in Derby, United Kingdom, EightPixelsSquare comprises of an elite team of 43 veteran game developers. Over 15 million players worldwide enjoy EightPixelsSquare’s catalogue of games across iOS and Android platforms , including Apple’s Editors’ Choice recipient RAID HQ. The studio’s focus is on creating engaging and high quality free-to-play games for mobile devices. In December 2016, EightPixelsSquare was acquired by Outplay Entertainment, the largest independent mobile games developer in the UK.

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