The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island

Wow! Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game History Foundation recently took a deep dive into The Secret of Monkey Island’s source code, and one of the discoveries was this early version of the Grog machine from Stan’s Previously Owned Vessels. If you compare the Grog machine from the source code to the one that actually appears in the game (below), you’ll notice the “wave” is more reminiscent of the Coca-Cola logo in the early draft. According to designer Ron Gilbert, this change was mandated by LucasArts’ lawyers to avoid any potential claims of infringement.

The Secret of Monkey Island

If you’re a Monkey Island fan — or just a fan of video game history — you should definitely check out the rest of the article. It’s an absolutely fascinating piece of research.

Ryza Roads

Ryza Roads

A soda can be a great pick-me-up if you’re feeling tired. Get it? Tired? Because there are stacks of tires in the screenshot.

Anyway, thanks for tracking down this soda machine from island exploration adventure Ryza Roads, Matt!

VirtuaVerse

VirtauVerse

I was already sold on VirtuaVerse as a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure game with gorgeous pixel art graphics. Throw in a drink machine with this kind of selection, and how can I resist?

VirtauVerse

Thanks for the screenshots, Ernie!

Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4

Despite a Berenstein Bears-magnitude Mandela effect surrounding the franchise, Streets of Rage 4 is the first game in the series to feature a soda machine.

Here’s some concept art of the same level, soda machines and all…

Streets of Rage 4

Finally, here are a couple of soda machines locked up behind a security checkpoint. Tragic.

Streets of Rage 4