Are you a person who is currently one age, but used to be a different age? Do you remember things that happened when you were different ages, like maybe, say, those years in which getting on the internet involved tying up a landline (ha! so crazy!), or a serial rapist got million-dollar contracts for advertising snack foods to children? Oh man! Previous decades were just nutso!
This combination of wistfulness and whimsy we feel at the inexorable march of time is, aside from being the bulk of Buzzfeed's editorial strategy, a reliably bankable force in a #Millennial-driven consumer marketplace.
So it makes sense that the Nintendo corporation -- not content with their recent achievement of overnight worldwide domination in the form of grown adults walking into traffic and shrubbery in pursuit of animated dragons and whatnot -- would strike while the nostalgia iron is hot.