I’m not sure, but the reason why most early video games had coins or gems for currency was because of graphical limitations. It’s easier to present a recognizable coin than paper money. But if Link was real I’m sure he’d rather have these neat banknotes instead of Rupees. Especially if one of them has a drawing of him on it.
These lovely bills were made by deviantART member G33k1nd159153, who says that he makes stuff for fun and incidentally would like to “get paid to have that kind of fun someday.”
Well G33k1nd159153, perhaps your fake money will be your ticket to getting real money. Your link to the bank, so to speak. Sorry. Check out G33k1nd159153’s deviantART page to see the images in high resolution.
[via Sprite Stitch]