4. Roc’s Feather
What might now be old hat to the Zelda series since its N64 days, earlier incarnations of Link possessed the strange ability of being constantly tied to the ground, unable to even hop up the smallest of ledges. So when Roc’s Feather was first introduced in Link’s Awakening on Game Boy, Link literally jumped into a whole new world of possibilities. Sure, Link had stretched his leg muscles six years earlier in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, but Roc’s Feather has made an undeniable mark on the series since its debut, giving rise to both The Minish Cap‘s Roc’s Cape and Roc’s Ring from the Oracle games.