How to play Digging Jim on Mac


Game summary

First released: Feb 1999

Play Digging Jim on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Digging Jim 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).

Digging Jim installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to 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 Digging Jim like you would on any PC.
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🕹 Editor's notes

Boulder dash fans may find Digging Jim quite familiar as it contains similar game elements. For instance, the objective remains the same: the Player must collect diamonds while confronting different obstacles at each level. In short, you can refer to it as the modern-day Boulder Dash.

Digging Jim was developed by Persei Entertainment in 1999. Here, a small fluffy ghost Jim is introduced and its home planet Akturien. It is keen on exploring caves, more like a treasure hunt facing different obstacles and challenges. 

Reminiscence of Boulder dash

It's pretty commendable how the creator of this game conceived the elements of Boulder Dash and infused their style. It's more colorful and user-friendly. The game concept is simple and basic. 

In the cave, you have to face various obstacles like monsters, falling objects, solving challenging puzzles, and more. It's smooth with good color graphics. The game also features an editor where you can design or create your own caves.

It has impressive sound quality and good music. The scroll button is smooth, allowing easy movement. Note that this game is not a remake of Boulder Dash but somehow makes you feel a sense of similarity. With each level, the task gets more complex with more challenging obstacles. 

The game is fun and leaves you on the hook. Since it's a commercial game, only twenty levels are possible in the shareware version. You can switch to the full version through registration, where you will get a unique code. 

Overall, Digging Jim is a delightful game that leaves you quite nostalgic. This game is for all ages and is a stress reliever too. Well, it can leave you in despair, but that's the fun part of the game. Try this game if you're new and immerse in the world of Jim and its planet.