Giant robots battle it out in Override: Mech City Brawl! Just be careful not to crush those two tiny soda machines beside the ramen shop while laying waste to downtown Tokyo.
Let’s take a closer look…
If Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is going to offer a free trial of its Blackout battle royale mode, you better believe I’ll be in there, searching for soda machines instead of joining the fight.
Vending Machine Madness promises an opportunity to “mess with vending machines,” which is exactly what I’m looking for in a video game.
“Over 170 bikes are the undisputed protagonists of the new chapter of this long-waited two-wheel racing game,” claims the official product description for Ride 2. If that’s true, how do you explain the fact that I’m far more interested in what these soda machines have to offer?
Thanks for the screenshots, Cornelius!
Life Up Here describes itself as “Animal Crossing meets Grand Theft Auto,” which is a compelling elevator pitch if I’ve ever heard one. The laundry room vending machine pictured here dispenses soda, lemonade, water, and speed-boosting NRG Soda.
Manage a coin-op menagerie, complete with soda and snack machines, in Tiny Arcade.
I checked Wikipedia, and as far as I can tell, Need for Weed: Project Budosaur isn’t an official spin-off from the Need for Speed series. Nevertheless, it features this lovely Sprit vending machine.
Battle the nefarious Fizzy Corp and their ubiquitous soda machines in Freakout: Calamity TV Show, a Smash TV-inspired dual-stick shooter.
Hot Zomb: Zombie Survival is here to remind us that when the zombs are hot, nothing cools you off like a frosty soda.
Sorry, Noodle Man, but I’m here looking for soda machines.
Even if my bus was rigged to explode if it dropped below 50 mph, I’d still slow down and scope out this soda machine in Bus Driver. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
I’ll never forget these monochrome soda machines from Memories, a pixel art adventure.
Troll Face Quest USA Adventure promises to “take you on a journey through many of America’s most legendary tales.” I don’t know about all that, but I appreciate the effort that went into this Trola Cola machine.
CTU: Counter Terrorism Unit promises tactical combat in the vein of the Rainbow Six or SWAT franchises, but I don’t see any trace of Special Agent Jack Bauer in the official screenshots. Thanks for the tip, Cornelius.
Remember Scooby-Doo? He’s back—in match-three form! Earn juice boxes, Scooby Snacks, and (most importantly) Zoinks Points from this vending machine in Scooby-Doo: Snack Attack.
Welcome to Roblox High School 2! I’m roleplaying as a character who skips classes and hangs out around the cafeteria vending machines all day.
The Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot Demo” is out today, and it finally gives us a better look at the Raccoon City Police Station’s remastered soda machines. If only they sold Juicy Raccoon soda…
Maybe the familiar taste of your favorite soft drink will jog a few lost memories in Mind’s Eye, an amnesic adventure game from 2005. Thanks for calling this one to my attention, Cornelius.
Nurse Soda_Detective takes a break from her shift at the hospital to enjoy a refreshing soda in MeepCity, a Roblox social hangout game inspired by Disney’s Toontown MMO from the early 2000s.
I was watching a MeepCity Let’s Play video on YouTube with my daughter when the player ran past this soda machine. So, I guess my daughter deserves credit for helping me track it down.
“After a long day of shopping or working out, everyone enjoys a nice cold refreshing drink. Take a break and quench your thirst with a chillin’ soda from the ‘Kooler than Ice’ Vending Machine. Aaaaah… burp… Now that’s a soda pop!” — The Sims 2: Apartment Life
The blue variation pictured below is already in the archive, but I thought I’d post it again alongside its “Kooler than Ice” brethren. [Source]
Apartment Life’s vending machines even showed up as a feature on its packaging…
I’m not entirely sure how a coin-op battle royale game for arcades is going to work, but JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor is off to a solid start with this soda machine. Thanks, Tikhon!
There’s also a red vending machine that pops up in prerelease footage…
I’m bummed out that arena shooter Capsular jumped on the name USoda before I could launch my subscription-based video game soda streaming service. Thanks for letting me know about this one, Cornelius!
Reviewers describe Help Me Doctor as a cheap Papers, Please knockoff set in the healthcare industry, but as glorious as Arstotzka might be, it doesn’t have any soda machines.
These Crash and Cold Drinks vending machines from H1Z1 are already in the archive, but the Bison Blue energy drink machine is a new addition. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Look, if you expect me to socialize with a bunch of total strangers in VRChat, your virtual world better have at least a dozen soda machines to keep me entertained.
Once more unto the Breach, dear friends, for these fine vending machines. Thanks for the screenshot, Jason!
Given its courtside placement, I can only assume this Schweppes drink machine from Pete Sampras Tennis 97 (DOS) sprouts arms and legs and runs around retrieving loose tennis balls. Thanks for tracking this one down, ᴛosʜiʙᴀᶜᵒʳᵉ! [Source]
These soda machines from indie horror adventure Locked Fears are stock assets that have appeared in numerous games (e.g. Capsa, Estranged: Act II, Emily Wants to Play Too, Project Lambda, SCUM). At this point, stumbling across one of them is like bumping into an old friend. [Source]
This vending machine from The Last of Us has seen better days, but if you look closely, you can spot logos for various soda brands (e.g. Fresh, Diet Fresh, Pacifica) across the bottom row. [Source]