How to play Mega Man Redux on Mac

Game summary

Mega Man 1 Nes - Graphical Redux by Amaweks. An extensive graphical hack that makes the stages graphically more colorful, less mono-tones, and change the “anime” pixel art style sprites to a shaded type. Changes: Almost all the tiles and sprites have been redesigned in new pixel art style (from “anime” stile to a shaded style). Almost all the color palettes were changed to pair with the new pixel art style, to make the stages more colorful and harmonious. Where there was space was added new graphics in stages (clouds, fences, pipes, etc), with the aim of making them more detailed and colorful.
First released: Feb 2016

Play Mega Man Redux on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Mega Man Redux 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).

Mega Man Redux 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 Mega Man Redux like you would on any PC.