Zelda, Ocriannnanan of time has been voted best game ever by Nintedn...Sorry Edge magazine in it's 10 greatest titles poll.
Apparently it ushered in a new world of 3d Gaming and moved the franchise and the industry forward. The fact that almost all the gmaes listed are on Nintendo platforms and Zelda appears twice is immaterial. NINTENDO ARE GREAT DAMNIT.
Anyhow you can read the ' monetarily inspired journalism' here.
Personally I would have said Commander Keen, or attack of the orbs. But what do I know?