The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s

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About this game

Help Adam, Barry, and Erica Goldberg get to the top of their school’s “Cool List” and become the most popular kids in town!

The official idle tap game of The Goldbergs hit comedy TV show. The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s is an idle game where you build your popularity by managing the social life of the Goldbergs teenagers Adam, Barry and Erica in the 80s.

Tap to collect Cool Points, make Friends, and become totally popular in this narrative driven idle game! Upgrade and automate your idle hangouts to shoot straight to the top of the teenage food chain in Jenkintown!

Were you ever popular in high school? Ever make it to the top of the Cool List? Now's your chance! As the true king or queen of the social ladder, you'll collect and upgrade characters straight from the TV show and boost your cool rating to open new hangouts. Get new characters by collecting cards, then level them up by collecting nostalgic 80s themed items like vhs tapes, arcade tokens, and sunglasses!

Your cool rating is key to completing the idle game popularity challenges and climbing the Cool List! But don't get too comfortable at the top - your beloved "smother" Beverly is always trying to "help" and one wrong step will leave you embarrassed by your parents, at the bottom of the cool list! You'll go from ruling the mall to hiding out in the computer lab faster than you can say "gag me with a spoon"!

Tap your way through 80s themed arcade style boss fights against Beverly, Murray, and even Coach Mellor. As hard as you try to be cool, you'll lose it all at the end of each episode. But don’t have a cow, you’ll be rewarded with some choice 80s nostalgia to decorate your bedroom!

Follow hilariously relatable characters through comedic cutscenes with plotlines and characters straight from the tv show. Relive the life you had, or wish you had as a teenager in the 80s. Whenever you need your 80s fix, new stories and live-events are always being added to The Goldbergs idle game!

Ramp the nostalgia levels to the max with free and addicting time-limited events. Think you can jump to the top of the Cool List by becoming the Smashball campion? Can you defeat your enemies to rule the arcade? Play and tap through hilarious live events to win prizes that will help you become the coolest teenager in school.

Click and tap to build and manage activities alongside Jenkintown's radical residents. From classic 80s activities like Hanging at the Mall or watching The Big Game to others straight from “The Goldbergs” TV show like Smashball and 80s Movie Parodies!

Join in the tap and idle games fun where you collect cards and characters to boost your cool rating. Too lazy to work? No duh, so are we! Join in the idle game fun when you collect cards and characters to automate your hangouts. The game plays itself while you're away! Become a true idle tycoon.

Join The Goldbergs' Adam, Erica, and Barry on a free idle quest to be cool and relive a world of acid-washed jeans, giant cell phones, and huge hair!


The Goldbergs TM & © 2020 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Please note that The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s is free-to-play experience (F2P), but some game items are available for purchase using real money.

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Ratings and reviews

5.21K reviews
Adam Marks
May 16, 2020
Fun game and even though there are a lot of ads, it's not too bad for a free game. However, after you get past the first few levels/episodes, it feels like you need to spend actual money, and a lot of it, to really enjoy the game. The free items / packs arent give often enough (or have enough in them) to really advance without a lot of waiting and constant playing...
162 people found this review helpful
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East Side Games Studio
May 18, 2020
Hello, Adam! We're sorry that you feel that way about our game! We are doing our best to make it great for all the fans, including the ones who don't want to pay for items. Our game design team will definitely consider your feedback when making improvements. Thanks for taking your time to leave this constructive review!
Colin Greig
July 11, 2020
A typical day of game play for me involves logging on, watching an ad to double my points. Watching an ad to get 25 videos. Watching 2 or 3 ads to get double points for 4 hours per ad. "Cashing in" cool points in the various locations. Using videos to upgrade locations and characters. Then I switch over to the current event and do the same again. I check in throughout the day to repeat this action, mostly just watching ads to progress the game. Kinda boring but slightly addictive.
20 people found this review helpful
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East Side Games Studio
July 13, 2020
Hello, Colin! We're sorry that you feel that way about our game. We're working hard to make it even better. Your feedback was sent to our team and they will surely improve the game in the future. Thanks so much for taking your time to send us your feedback!
February 26, 2021
It's got a fun story, cute graphics, and it's satisfying, but it's one of the worst examples of taking advantage of FOMO I've seen. It has constant events, one ends and the next one starts within hours. They have short runs and unique rewards that keep me on the app and watching ads more than is healthy. I've kept this longer than I probably should, but the ad situation has gotten awful. All of them are long, difficult or impossible to mute, and it pauses bg audio when coming back to the game.
97 people found this review helpful
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East Side Games Studio
February 26, 2021
Hi, Heather! We're very sorry that the number of ads is bothering you. We're working to make the game better and well-balanced for all players, even the ones that don't want to spend money. I'll let our dev team know about it. If you would like to share ideas on how we can improve the game, please let us know at

What's new

Hey Goldbergs fans, we’re going back to the 80s for even more fun! New in this release:

- Several technical improvements & bugfixes

Have fun and join our community at and let us know how we can make the game even better for you!