Adventures of Mana
$14, iOS or Android
Unlike the other games on this list, Square Enix's Adventures of Mana is a true contemporary of the early Legend of Zelda classics. That's because it's a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure, which hit Game Boy back in 1991. This fresh start gets not only a new name, but also totally redone graphics, with bright 3D models, fresh music, and an overhauled battle system.
For the most part, it still plays like the decades-old release: In old-school Zelda-like fashion, you'll explore compact areas that span a larger map, fighting off monsters and working through dungeons. Adventures of Mana is a lot more expensive than the other games on this list, and it can feel clunky and dated, but it's a hearty role-playing quest that you can really sink into.