How to play Mushihimesama on Mac

Game summary

Mushihime-sama is a manic shooter developed by Cave and released by Taito in 2004. It has been ported to many consoles over the years and in 2021 it was ported again, this time to Nintendo Switch. The Switch version of Mushihime-sama includes the standard, Arrange, and v1.5 versions. It also includes modes like normal gameplay, Score Attack, and Training. You can save your Replay Data as well and check out Leaderboards to see how well you’re doing. Different difficulty levels are available too, ranging from Easy to Hard. There are also Original, Maniac, and Ultra mode options for each difficulty.
First released: Jun 2021

Play Mushihimesama on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Mushihimesama 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).

Mushihimesama 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 Mushihimesama like you would on any PC.