How To Play Japanese Mobile Games On Your PC

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Ever wanted to play some of Japan's most popular mobile games on your computer? Well, me too. So let me walk you through how to do it.

Before we get started, it's important to keep in mind that your computer is not an Android phone or tablet. Because of this, not all games you can download will work. While Fate/Grand Order, Tsum Tsum, Hortensia Saga and Monster Strike play fine for me, the Irregular at Magic High School game and Puzzle Dragon don't even start up (at least on my particular PC).

However, those that do work connect to the same game server as everyone else — and even to the game's various micro-transaction filled stores. So you're getting the same basic experience as everyone else — only on a PC.

So with that out of the way, let's get down to it.


Part I: Downloading and Installing BlueStacks

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 1: Download BlueStacks (a free Android-based emulator) from the official webpage.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 2: Go to your download folder and double click on the file "BlueStacks-Installer_native.exe."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 3: Click "Continue."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 4: Click "Next."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 5: Click "Install."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 6: Wait as BlueStacks boots up for the first time. (This may take several minutes.)

Note: The first time I installed BlueStacks, it never moved past the initializing screen above — even after rebooting my computer. To fix this, I had to uninstall it, reboot, and install it again with no other programs running.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

If all is installed correctly, BlueStacks should now look something like this.


Part II: Downloading and Installing QooApp

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 1: Go to QooApp's website.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 2: Click on the QooApp icon in the top left.

Step 3: Click "Download" to download QooApp.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 4: Go to your download folder and double click on the file "com.qooapp.qoohelper-59-8834827-1445331721.apk"to install it into Bluestacks.

Note: After QooApp installs, BlueStacks should automatically ask you to configure BlueStacks.


Part III: Configuring Bluestacks and Linking It to a Google Play Account

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 1: Click "Continue."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 2: Click "New" to make a new Google account or click "Existing" to use one you already have. Note: For this guide, I will assume you already have your own Google account.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 3: Enter your Google account name and password and click the arrow at the bottom right.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 4: Click "OK."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 5: Select the Google services you want and then click the arrow at the bottom right.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 6: Click "Continue."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 7: Click "OK."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 8: Click "Continue."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 9: Click "Next."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 10: Enter your google account password and click "Sign In."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 11: Click "Let's Go!"


Part IV: Downloading the Japanese Games You Want

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 1: Click on the QooApp icon.

Note: If it's not in the top row, click "All Apps" and click the QooApp icon on that page.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 2: Click the game you want to download from the QooApp list.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 3: Click "Download" to download the game.

Note: For future reference, this is also where you go to update the game as the "Download" button will become an "Update" button.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 4: Click "Next."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 5: Click "Install."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 6: Click "Done" to return to BlueStack's home screen or "Open" to play your newly downloaded game.


Part V: Uninstalling Games

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 1: Click on the QooApp icon.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 2: Click on "Profile" at the top left.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 3: Click "My Games."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 4: Click the game you want to uninstall.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 5: Click the three vertical dots in the top right.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 6: Click "Uninstall."

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Step 7: Click "OK."The game is now uninstalled.


There you have it. If all has gone well, you are now playing mobile games on your PC.

How to Play Japanese Mobile Games on Your PC

Occasionally, BlueStacks will ask you to upgrade to a premium version or download some games. So pick your poison.

Other than that, however, you're good to go. Have fun!


Comments

    Great easy to understand and follow guide, as for some people it might be quite a complicated process. Good timing too, what with the couple of articles on Fate/GO the other day or week.

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