How to play Ranma ½: Chounai Gekitou Hen on Mac

Game summary

Ranma learns of a martial arts tournament in which the grand prize is a invitation to see China. Desperate to rid himself of his Jusenkyo curse, Ranma decides to enter the tournament, but the other characters also hear of the tournament and decide to enter as well to either hope to rid themselves of their own curses, or to simply cause Ranma trouble. This game holds the distinction of not only being the first Ranma ½ game for the Super Famicom, but also the first ever Ranma ½ game released and is also the only game in which the character Cologne appears. Since its release it has become quite well known for how, when it was released in western territories, the game was renamed "Street Combat" and westernised extensively with every Ranma ½ character replaced by a more "typical" Western Superhero.
First released: Apr 1992

Play Ranma ½: Chounai Gekitou Hen on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Ranma ½: Chounai Gekitou Hen 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).

Ranma ½: Chounai Gekitou Hen 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 Ranma ½: Chounai Gekitou Hen like you would on any PC.