This Marquee Cola machine appears in the beta version of Tomb Raider Chronicles. It was replaced by a FizWiz Cola machine in the final release. Curiously, the same Marquee branding also appears in V.I.P. for the PlayStation 2. [Source]
If Headhunter for the PS2 has taught me anything, it’s that nothing washes away the pain of a brutally unforgiving stealth shooter like an ice-cold Sunny. I have no idea why the vending machine is only four feet tall.
Just for fun, here’s an advertisement for Must Power Drink that appear on Headhunter’s loading screens.
After writing 1,650 of these blurbs to accompany screenshots here at The Video Game Soda Machine Project, I can appreciate the simplicity of “found a vending machine.” Thanks, Tikhon!
It seems some of the AI problems that have dogged Aliens: Colonial Marines since its 2013 release were the result of a single typo in an INI file. Sadly, fixing a few typos isn’t enough to liven up the game’s utilitarian vending machines.
Just playing some LawBreakers before it goes offline in a couple of months. If you can’t get enough of that tea-infused cola taste, there’s another Chabi Cola machine in the archives.
I also stumbled across this, uh, let’s call it a “beverage station” while playing. It definitely offers soda and has a dispensing tray, so I’m going to say it’s sci-fi soda machine adjacent.
Pocket Rumble for the Nintendo Switch brings a Neo Geo Pocket aesthetic to the 2D fighting genre, complete with scan line-enhanced soda machines. Thanks for the screenshot, Pablo!
After a long day of classes, what better way to spend your time in Persona 3 FES than roaming the hallways of Gekkou High in search of soda machines? You can compare these vending machines to their counterparts in Persona 3 Portable here.
Thank you, sir; I get that a lot. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to take a closer look at those soda machines behind you.
Thanks, Tikhon, for tracking down these other soda machines scattered throughout Persona 4 Golden for the PlayStation Vita.
I tried to come up with a decent coffee filter/Syphon Filter joke to accompany these vending machines from Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain for the PS2, but I came up empty. I guess you’ll just have to settle for the screenshot.
Here’s another vending machine from later in the game, but it’s a little difficult to tell whether it’s selling soda or cigarettes.
You’d think a science fantasy space station would have more visually engaging vending machines than this drab lineup from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch. [Source]
This vending machine appeared in Red Bull’s House of Skate area for the PlayStation Home platform. Input the correct button sequence, and win in-game Red Bull swag!
PlayStation Home’s Namco Arcade Center was also outfitted with an interactive soda machine — situated in a prime spot right next to Pac-Man, no less!
This soda machine offers a fleeting moment of refreshment during the battle to liberate an air base in Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, a 2011 on-rails shooter. Thanks, Chris!
When it comes to archiving screenshots of video game soda machines, I stand prepared to answer the Call of Duty. [Source]
Citizens: Backwater Affairs is an unreleased DOS game from MicroProse that I would clumsily describe as The Sims meets Jones in the Fast Lane. In this screenshot from the demo, you can spot a couple of soda machines at the gas station behind Greasy Joe’s diner.
Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, Anatoly!