Artificial Death

Artificial Death is a deck-building/robot-fighting game, and one of the base robot models is a soda machine! You can customize it from there to create death-dealing contraptions like the Steam Soda Machine of Vampirism or the Creepy Soda Machine of Speed.

Thanks for finding this one, Cornelius!

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is an adaptation of Counter-Strike Online, a follow-up to Counter-Strike developed by Valve specifically for the Asian market. Does Counter-Strike: Nexon Zombies have soda machines? You bet your rotting rear-end it does!

I wasn’t able to track down this next one myself, but several players were kind enough to upload screenshots of it to CSN:Z’s Steam Community. That said, I’m not sure if I’d drink anything from this particular soda machine. It looks dangerous.

Several soda machines from elsewhere in the Counter-Strike series also appear in CSN:Z, as seen below…

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Wholesome Cats

Wholesome Cats invites us to discover the secrets of Cat Island and meet more than 50 cats, including “magic cats, dessert cats, thicc cats, & one (1) smol borker.” That’s great and all, but what do a bunch of cats need with a soda machine?

Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!

WWF Royal Rumble

As far as wrestling games go, WWF Royal Rumble for the Dreamcast is a weird one. Occasionally, in the middle of a match, the lights will go out in the ring, and the wrestlers will reappear in a random backstage area. If you’re lucky, you’ll rematerialize in front of this soda machine.

Thanks for the tip, RomanOnARiver!

WWE 2K18/WWE 2K19

Suplex your thirst with this backstage soda machine in WWE 2K18! Unfortunately, it’s suffered a little battle damage in the screenshot below.

Thanks to Some-Crappy-Edits on Reddit for the screenshots!

UPDATE: WWE 2K19 recycles the same backstage areas — along with a familiar smashed-up soda machine.

Thanks for the screenshot, SixPointTwentyFive!


vSide was a Second Life-style virtual world that launched in 2006, perhaps best known for featuring occasional visits from celebrities like Tyra Banks and the Pussycat Dolls. Luckily, someone preserved this soda machine before vSide was shut down a few years ago.

Club Penguin Island

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.

Arcade Spirits

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.

Let It Die

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.