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!
Check out Sergeant Ben Mitchell mean muggin’ in front of a soda machine in The Getaway: Black Monday for the PlayStation 2!
The first rule of the underground fight club circuit in True Crime: New York City is don’t talk about fight club. The second rule, oddly enough, is that fight club venues must have a soda machine present at all times.
I especially like the Carbonated Sugar vending machine in this second screenshot.
Thanks for the tip, Jonah!
It looks like this guy overindulged at the ol’ soda box and decided to take a little nap in True Crime: Streets of LA. Thanks, Jonah!
Thanks for tracking down these Diet Squish and Fizzy Kola machines in Condemned: Criminal Origins, Jonah!
Hidden Folks is an update on the classic Where’s Waldo? format, featuring hand-drawn graphics and the occasional soda machine. Thanks, Katanasteel!