You still seem to be quite into Zelda. Might I suggest a pleasant derivative?
For the Sega Genesis, there's a game called "Beyond Oasis". If you haven't heard of it already, it's essentially an action-oriented Zelda-ish game. Pretty fun, it plays great, looks beautiful for the Genesis, and has a pretty okay soundtrack. It's not as memorable as Zelda, but it's fun.
Also, happy belated birthday.