The Gakken World Eye is a spherical monitor usually reserved for showing off educational videos about science and space, but recently on Twitter, we came across this post from retro video game fan Eddie Chan who located one hooked to a Sega Mega Drive console in a Hong Kong video game space. And we have to say, it looks like a pretty amazing way to experience the Sega console.
In the brief video, which Chan shared on social media, we see him and his friends (who are part of the Hong Kong Retrogamer Group) playing After Burner on the internally projected display, with the shape of the screen creating a satisfying rolling effect as the jet pivots left and right.
It wasn't the only game his friends played during their time at the space either, with Chan also sharing some cool images of Comix Zone and Golden Axe both running on the display. As Chan tells us over Twitter messages, the Mega Drive is connected to this screen with a RetroTINK device that converts legacy video formats to more modern ones. The owner of the Gakken is RetroGameRewind.
After being inundated with requests on how to get one, he linked to the Amazon page for the Gakken World Eye on Twitter, but it seems it is currently unavailable. There are a few on eBay, and they'll set you back around $240.
What do you think of this device? What games would you like to play on it? Let us know!
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