How to play Bikkuriman World on Mac

Game summary

A version of the arcade game Wonder Boy in Monster Land by developer Westone. Unlike other ports of this game, this version was developed by Westone themselves, but re-themed to use the setting of the anime Bikkuriman, which started airing around the time of released. It is one of the two launch titles for the PC Engine.
First released: Oct 1987

Play Bikkuriman World on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Bikkuriman World on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Bikkuriman World installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to Parallels.com and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Bikkuriman World like you would on any PC.