How to play The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls - Starlight Stage on Mac

Game summary

The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage is an upcoming spin-off free-to-play rhythm game released for mobile devices based on The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. The game revolves around tapping icons of the idols in the rhythm of the background song. Different kinds of notes will be brought in to show how each icon must be tapped; these include simply tapping the icon, tapping and holding down the icon, and tapping two icons simultaneously.
First released: Sep 2015

Play The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls - Starlight Stage on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls - Starlight Stage 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).

The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls - Starlight Stage 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 The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls - Starlight Stage like you would on any PC.