It’s a soda machine from Dirty Harry on the NES! I know what you’re thinking: “Did he drink six sodas or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel thirsty?” Well, do ya, punk?
Why go through all the hassle of breaking out of prison in Fugitive, a 1996 puzzle game for Windows, when you have awesome amenities like a soda machine on the inside?
Series developer Game Freak included their own offices in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, and hey—there’s a soda machine!
Sorry, random Pokémon Sun and Moon NPC, but the only souvenir I’m interested in is a refreshing soda pop!
It’s a little difficult to make out the brand name, but that’s definitely a cola machine in Software Tycoon: Der Spielemanager, a 2001 management game for Windows.
Voice Fantasia S: Ushinawareta Voice Power for the Sega Saturn is your standard “guy gets sucked into his TV and is transported to a video game world where he has to rescue a princess” scenario with a Fus Ro Dah twist. Oh, and there’s a soda machine on the menu screen.
Join everyone’s favorite boy detective for an ice-cold soda in Meitantei Conan: Chika Yūenchi Satsujin Jiken (Detective Conan: The Underground Amusement Park Murder Case) for the Game Boy.
The high school in Twilight Syndrome: Saikai for the PlayStation is super haunted, so I can only assume this soda machine is possessed by a spook, spectre, or ghost.
Investigate the ghostly goings-on at your high school—and maybe stop to enjoy a refreshing soda—in Twilight Syndrome: Tansaku-hen for the PlayStation.
Based on the plot summaries I’ve read online, there’s a lot to unpack in Crescent Moon Girl for the PC-98. It’s probably best just to focus on the soda machine and move on.
When the police chief told Crockett and Tubbs to track down a coke dealer, I don’t think this screenshot from Miami Vice for the Commodore 64 is what he had in mind.
Here’s the same scene in the ZX Spectrum release…
Two Point Hospital is an upcoming spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, and its soda machine game already appears to be shaping up nicely.
Thanks to FedoraMark, Ernie Eaglebeak, and Jackalope for sending me this tip!
Check out these soda machines from The Conveni DS: Otona no Keiei Ryoku Training, arguably the best convenience store training sim ever produced for the Nintendo DS. Thanks, Jonah!
Not The Robots describes itself as “this year’s most exciting Roguelike Stealth Furniture Eating Simulator.” Hey, at least they keep the office stocked with Solar Sipper soda to wash down all the desks and chairs. Thanks the screenshot, Cornelius!
Joey Verola takes a break from his busy Mafia schedule to admire this retro soda machine in Made Man for the PlayStation 2!