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!
Avatar High was a browser-based high school sim hosted by TeenNick a few years back. I saw KristenHasClaws mention the game on my Twitter timeline this morning, decided to do a little digging, and hey — it turns out there’s a soda machine!
The only thing better than a soda machine screenshot is a soda machine selfie. Thanks for submitting this one from Destiny 2, Professor Matthew!
There’s nothing threatening or disappointing about the soda machine in the background of this scene from Hidden Agenda on the PlayStation 4. Thanks for the submission, Dan!
What’s not to love about Planet Coaster’s new Gulpee vending machines? They even have a soda-loving dinosaur mascot named Gulpee Rex! Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Jeremy.
“Help swarms of girls escape their demon possessions by using your Pheromone Shot gadget for euphoric exorcisms” in Gal*Gun 2 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. I don’t know about all that; I’m just here for the Zepsi machine. [Source]
What’s that behind Candy Kong? Why, it’s a soda machine! This screenshot is from Nintendo’s 1999 “Hot Newz” promotional VHS featuring prerelease gameplay footage from Donkey Kong 64. While the soda machine is replaced by a row of musical instruments in the final release, The Cutting Room Floor has salvaged the prototype’s Koko Konga texture.
Welcome to The Video Game Soda Machine Project, Donkey Kong!
The snack kiosk in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, a dinosaur tycoon sim for Windows, PlayStation 2, and Xbox, boasts Sunkist and Hawaiian Punch vending machines. Thanks, Pablo!
Elastigirl is trapped on a runaway hover train in LEGO The Incredibles. Her only hope of escape is to smash up these soda machines, reassemble the bricks into a giant can of Mr Pop, and use the carbonated battering ram to bust through to the next train car! [Source]