Console: Gameboy Advance
The Minish Cap is easily one of the most – if not the most – underrated and underappreciated entries in the entire Zelda series. Although it’s one of the few Zelda titles developed by Capcom rather than Nintendo itself, it completely nails what the series is best at, presenting a perfect balance of old and new that simultaneously feels like a Zelda game yet also sets itself apart as unique.
The overall structure of Minish Cap is wonderfully reminiscent of A Link to the Past (that in itself should speak volumes), while Link’s ability to shrink and explore the teeny-tiny world of the Picori feels totally novel. Curmudgeonly Ezlo, the titular Minish Cap, is one of Link’s most loveable companions, too. To this day it remains Link’s best portable adventure.