How to play Super Donkey Kong 64 on Mac

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Game summary

Super Donkey Kong 64 is a rom-hack made by Kaze Emanuar, which was released in April 2016. The hack is a re-creation of Donkey Kong 64 using the Super Mario 64 engine. It features eight levels from DK64, and several new power-ups. There is only one overworld, DK Isle, which is an island in the shape of a giant DK head.
First released: Apr 2016

Play Super Donkey Kong 64 on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Super Donkey Kong 64 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).

Super Donkey Kong 64 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 Super Donkey Kong 64 like you would on any PC.
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