Gacha Club on Bluestacks: Should you play it on Windows using the Android emulator?

Gacha Club Bluestacks

Gacha Club, the sequel to the astoundingly popular Gacha Life, just dropped on the Play Store, and with full cross-platform released expected no sooner than August, many iPhone users are understandably frothing at the mouth. Gacha Club introduces a boatload of new features: Five times the characters, a complete visual makeover with enhanced animations, new game modes — there’s just a lot, and fans without Android phones are suddenly looking at their iOS devices with a murderous glint in the eye.

But there’s good news! iOS users can totally play Gacha Club without an android phone, and it should only take about 10 minutes to set up inside Bluestacks Emulator using our How to Get Gacha Club guide!

Lunime says on their official page that players should expect the emulators to run poorly, and to wait for the official PC release expected on July 10th. Well, we know gamers aren’t exactly renowned for their patience, so we decided to investigate the claim and conducted a gameplay and performance review of the Gacha Club on Bluestacks.

How to get Gacha Club on Windows PC with BlueStacks Android Emulator

Well, we have covered a dedicated guide in a separate post. Click the link below to check out our post on installing BlueStacks on your PC, and then installing and playing Gacha Club on BlueStacks.

Play Gacha Club on BlueStacks Android Emulator

Gacha Club BlueStacks Gameplay Thoughts

iPhone users will be relieved to hear that Bluestacks translates the bona fide Gacha Club experience perfectly well; in some ways actually improving upon it. The mouse actually smoothens the Studio experience significantly, allowing for greater precision while dragging/dropping characters, pets, and objects around the interface.

For the new battle modes, we found that using Blustacks made little to no difference in the gameplay. The Main Story and Elemental Tower modes feature an idle-esque combat system that requires players to merely sit back and watch their lineup do fully-automated turn-based battles with waves of enemies — requiring no input from the player themselves.

Bluestacks aside, the game’s mechanics appear to be much, much more polished than Gacha Life. There’s simply more to do, with the new battle game modes and a wider array of Gacha content for you to try your luck with — including Characters and Pets now. The battle system appears to use a Pokemon-esque elemental roshambo that encourages thoughtful team composition and heightens the stakes for the core gacha mechanic.

Character customization now gives players much more leeway in the visual nitty-gritty of their characters, with everything from character models to chat bubbles, nameplates, and font customization. Oh, and of course the new Clubs.

If you’re a hardcore fan of Gacha Life, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with Gacha Club’s new content.

Gacha Club BlueStacks Performance Thoughts

For this review, we used Bluestacks on a 13 inch 2017 Macbook Pro.

The game actually crashed the first time we opened up, but after that ran for hours without a hitch. The first thing we noticed was, while it ran smoothly for the most part, the game was particularly demanding, eating up about 34% of CPU usage and 2.3GB of RAM on average with an energy impact of 33.7 — pretty high. Not to mention that it got a perfect condition Macbook hot enough to cook a panini.

That said, Windows users too should be able to comfortably run Bluestacks on

Overall, while there was the occasional FPS drop, we found the experience to be completely unvarnished by the emulation. Any iPhone user feeling hung out to dry should have no problem running the game with Bluestacks, just make sure your laptop’s charged.

So, it’s safe to say that until Gacha Club is released for iOS and Windows 10 officially, you can make do by playing the game on BlueStacks Android emulator on your Windows PC.

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Will Heydecker is a writer, screenwriter and illustrator who still likes dragons. As part of his bitter war against adulthood, he likes to distill art, gaming, technology, and entertainment info into digestible topics people actually enjoy reading.