The Sega Mega Drive Mini release date for Europe and Middle East has been delayed. Sega’s answer to the SNES Mini is now slated for an October 4 release date. Previously the Sega Mega Drive Mini for Europe and Middle East was due to hit shelves the same time as the US on September 19.

“We are committed to a successful launch for consumers in all territories, and this step will ensure we can meet demand and fulfil all the individual pre-orders and retail orders in Europe and the Middle East at the same time,” a Sega spokesperson said according to Eurogamer.

“Customers in those regions are still able to preorder from participating retailers and those who have already preordered will only have to wait an extra two weeks for their little box full of retro magic.”

Earlier in the day, Sega stated “unavoidable logistical challenges” were the reason for the delay. The Sega Mega Drive Mini ships with 42 games. Here’s the full list.

Sega Mega Drive Mini games: full list

  1. Sonic The Hedgehog
  2. Ecco the Dolphin
  3. Castlevania: The New Generation
  4. Space Harrier 2
  5. Shining Force
  6. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  7. ToeJam & Earl
  8. Comix Zone
  9. Altered Beast
  10. Gunstar Heroes
  11. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  12. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  13. Thunder Force 3
  14. Super Fantasy Zone
  15. Shinobi 3
  16. Streets of Rage 2
  17. Earthworm Jim
  18. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  19. Probotector
  20. Landstalker
  21. Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  22. Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  23. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  24. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  25. Story of Thor
  26. Golden Axe
  27. Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  28. Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
  29. Vectorman
  30. Wonder Boy in Monster World
  31. Tetris
  32. Darius
  33. Road Rash 2
  34. Strider
  35. Virtua Fighter 2
  36. Alisia Dragoon
  37. Kid Chameleon
  38. Monster World IV
  39. Eternal Champions
  40. Columns
  41. Dynamite Headdy
  42. Light Crusader

Sega Mega Drive Mini India release date

At the time of filing this story, Sega India distributor has no plans to bring the Sega Mega Drive Mini to the country. Much like the NES Mini, SNES Mini, and PlayStation Classic, you’re best served resorting to the parallel market or importing it on your own if you want it day one.