How to play Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix on Mac

Game summary

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix is a rhythm game featuring 101 songs (100 songs from the history of the series, including newly recorded songs plus the game’s newly written theme song), over 300 modules (costumes), and new game modes made specifically for Switch (details to be announced at a later date). 3D character models have also been updated with an anime-style touch.
First released: Feb 2020

Play Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix 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).

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix 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 Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix like you would on any PC.
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🕹 Editor's notes

Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix follows the same pattern as most rhythm games. This game allows players to pick a song and play through it to get a high score. It is like Guitar Hero but can be more complicated because of excess visual noise.

When I gave the game a go, I realized that it had karaoke modes like in featured in the Yakuza games. The idea of this game is to press the right button when an icon pops up on the screen. However, it is not an easy task to perform for mainly two reasons.

The icons can appear anywhere on the screen without following a specific pattern like most rhythm-based games, making you pay more attention. The other reason is the visual noise, as mentioned above. Too many visual features on the screen distract you from focusing on the icons.

Though there are trivial challenges, I must admit that the graphics are excellent, and the videos are adorable. I only have a problem with the focus you need to keep on the screen because of the game’s chaotic mechanics.


  • Players can choose between Arcade Mode and Mix Mode.
  • Comes with customization features for clothing and other cosmetics.
  • Offers over a hundred songs.
  • Players have the option to create a playlist for their favorite songs.

The best way to tackle this game is to start by playing the easier songs. This practice will make you get accustomed to the messy state of the game’s screen. The game has a wide range of songs that I did not imagine could be featured. 

Hatsune Miku is a challenging game initially, but with daily practice and perseverance, it is rewarding.

The game also allows you to select your character and fit them in all kinds of outfits. You can customize their outfits and choose the hairstyle of your choice by forking out extra cash. However, I feel that the base game has more than enough features to satisfy most players.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix is easily accessible to both fresh and seasoned players that offer an extensive catalog of songs and other customization options that will keep you busy for hours.