I’m just driving around on a rainy night in Need for Speed (2015) and admiring EA’s commitment to brand synergy. Frostbite Cola originally appeared in Battlefield Hardline, while Sun Cola is a caffeinated fixture in the Dead Space series.
Brain parasites from Uranus, werewolves from Arcturus-7, guests from another dimension, and multiple soda machine options — what more could a girl-turned-hideous-space-creature possibly want in I’m Not a Monster?
This funky green vending machine from Club Penguin Island sells all the essentials: drinks, snacks, fireworks, glow sticks, piñatas, fire hydrants. Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
When life feels a little strange, reach for the effervescent certainty of an ice-cold soda. Thanks for the screenshot, Sarcasm Pizza Cat!
This vending machine provides all the sodas and snacks you’ll need to fuel your cinematic platforming/zombie slaying adventures in Deadlight: Director’s Cut. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel set in an alternate timeline where the 1983 video game crash never happened. While I appreciate Gavin’s advice about chasing my dreams, I’m more interested in that break room soda machine.
A pair of soda machines appear during Let It Die’s opening cinematic. You can visit the arcade later to get a closer look at one of them, but try not to disturb this guy. It’s not polite to be a C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker.
Here’s another look at the soda machines above, courtesy of Tikhon…
Check out this entry for a better view of the soda machine that’s cut off on the left edge of this screenshot.
Race over to Fuji Speedway and cool off with a refreshing beverage in Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4. This scene appears as part of the game’s “Scapes” photography mode. Nice find, Chris!
Save a few quarters for the vending machines in arcade management sim Coin-Op Kingdom!
Shred the gnar on your trusty snowboard, rack up a few battle royale kills on the slopes, and chill out with a Europacola in Ring of Elysium. In other words, it’s basically the Winter X Games version of the biathlon. Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Newman!
Visceral Games slipped a reference to their other franchise into Battlefield Hardline in the form of a Dead Space-inspired Sun Cola machine!
These drink machines appear in The Hunted (a.k.a. Chernaja Metka, a.k.a. Traque, a.k.a. Black Label), a Russian FPS heavily inspired by Condemned: Criminal Origins. Thanks for the screenshots, Albert!
The Interstellar Treaty Organization from tactical FPS Interstellar Marines apparently has its own brand of soda. I wonder if NATO has anything similar. Thanks for the tip on this one, SolarPlugin! [Source]
Hey, it’s an empty vending machine from the Operation Métro map in Battlefield 3! If you look in the background, you’ll notice advertisements for Fragmenté soda, “une nouvelle boisson pour un nouveau monde.”
I’m not sure if this building from SimCity 4 is a motel or a café, but I’m certain that’s a white vending machine standing in front of it.
I’m also pretty sure that’s a soda machine beside the door of the white building in the screenshot below.
The red and blue vending machines outside this gas station suggest the Cola Wars are still being waged on the streets of SimCity. Here’s a closer look…
They’re a bit difficult to spot even at maximum zoom, but install a first-person mod, and you’ll discover a pair of cola machines behind the Big Bite in Cities: Skylines!
The luxury drink machine in Two Point Hospital is stocked with Moose Juice, “the most densely organic substance on the planet.” There’s a lot to unpack in that sentence. [Source]
You can get a closer look at Two Point Hospital’s other drink machines in the archive.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is beta testing its Blackout battle royale mode, and @AyyItsNewman fought off 87 other players long enough to grab a screenshot of this cola machine!
Splatoon 2 Version 4.0 features these squid-friendly soda machines, which appear to be horizontal flips of the soda machine assets present in the game since its initial launch. Thanks for the screenshot, Pablo!
Brightly lit soda machines line the streets of Tales of the Neon Sea, an upcoming cyberpunk detective adventure. Thanks for the screenshots, Pablo!
Megaquarium brings the theme park management mechanics we all know and love to the aquarium business — complete with soda machines to keep the visitors refreshed. Thanks for the tip, Cornelius!
Snow is rebuffed in his heroic attempt to buy Hope a soft drink from this vending machine in Final Fantasy XIII. [Source]
The same soda machine also appears in Final Fantasy XIII-2, as seen in the screenshot below…
Thanks to satsumaclementine and Cornscope for helping me track these down!
Bad Cop grimaces grimacingly at an Octan Cola vending machine in The LEGO Movie Videogame. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Pixel Art Academy is an old-school adventure game that doubles as a pixel art tutorial! Even better, it features a silhouetted drink machine and a clever callback to the infamous orange/lemon-lime scene from the original Deus Ex. Thanks for the tip, Dan!
Juggernog, Double Tap Root Beer, and all your favorite Perk-a-Colas first appeared in Call of Duty: World at War’s zombie mode! The loading screen for the Zombie Verrückt level even features sketches and photos of the game’s Perk-a-Cola machines…
Finally, Treyarch may have removed the Amm-O-Matic Perk-a-Cola prior to World at War’s release, but the vending machine texture map lives on! [Source]
This vending machine from We Happy Few dispenses drinks and a bunch of other useful stuff, day or night! No wonder everyone in this game seems so peppy. [Source]
Chase McCain sizes up a tropical-themed soda machine in LEGO City: Undercover. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Tragically, all the soda has already been purchased from this vending machine in Antenna Dilemma, an adventure game about a robot trying to repair a television antenna so he can watch his favorite show. Here’s the scene in full color…
Thanks for the screenshots, Cornelius!