What they don’t tell you while you’re busting out tasty riffs in Mirai Rockstar is that the fans aren’t actually there to see you perform. They’re just queuing up for the soda machine.
Dustbowl is a post-apocalyptic adventure with Commodore 64-inspired visuals. I was exploring an abandoned subway when I stumbled across this broken-down vending machine.
Ghost Hospital is a supernatural GBC-style RPG about anxiety, which is probably why the soda machines in the lobby are out of order.
You’re a berserker paramedic in Emergency Monster Team, and nothing cools that fiery bloodlust like a refreshing soft drink!
Part of making your hospital world class in mobile clicker Doctor Madness: Hospital Surgery & Operation Game is upgrading patient amenities like the soda machine in the waiting room.
Will you make it to your plane on time in An Airport Game? Not if you get distracted by the Plz Plz Plz and SP soda machines!
Nothing eases the pain of being trapped in a mysterious time loop that inevitably ends with goblins stabbing you to death like a refreshing Dr. Pop!
Exile battles Master Sage in front of a Yan-Lo vending machine in Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus, a fighting game for the original Xbox.
This Oca-Ola machine appears in Madam Tuzoo’s wax museum in AmsterDoom, a Dutch first-person shooter where players must defend Amsterdam from an alien invasion. It’s honestly more Duke Nukem 3D than Doom, but I guess AmsterDuke isn’t such a great title.
The vending machine in this crime scene from Criminal Case is out of service, which is probably a good thing, since the last thing this break room needs are more snacks and drinks strewn about.
In STATIONflow, your job is to move commuters through a subway station as efficiently as possible, and that task demands optimal vending machine placement.
I guess I should have been searching through train simulators sooner. This soda machine is from Ikebukuro Line Simulator, a recreation of the Seibu Ikebukuro commuter line between Shiinamachi and Sakuradai.
Speaking of Densha de Go! — and who isn’t these days? — these soda machines are visible as you roll into the train platform in Densha de Go! Special Version—Revived! Showa Yamanote Line for the Nintendo DS.
I choose to interpret this crime scene from Criminal Case as a pro-soda cautionary tale about the dangers of juice bars and fruit smoothies.
Fountain View and Dr Popp, both of which previously appeared in Hitman (2016), are low-key two of my favorite parody video game soda brands.