Hatena Satena deserves a larger audience

Some games stand out; everything about them is compelling in some way. Yet, for some inexplicable reason, they end up lost to the sands of time. Perhaps it is because they belong to a genre that isn’t among the most popular. They could be trapped in Japan. Maybe there are even issues with a developer or they were released at the end of a system’s cycle. Hatena Satena, a nonogram game with Minesweeper elements from Hudson Soft, is one of those stellar titles that became a victim of circumstance.

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