It always seemed like there must be a soda machine lurking somewhere in the Double Dragon series, and I finally found these in Double Dragon II for the Game Boy!
Of course, it’s worth noting that the Game Boy release of Double Dragon II was actually a re-skin (soda machines and all) of Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Bangai Rantōhen, an entry in the Kunio/Nekketsu High series.
Yet again, soda machines provide a unique window into video game history.
It’s a pair of soda machines from Shodai: Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun, an RPG entry in the Kunio-kun/River City franchise for the Super Famicon!
There’s nothing like an ice cold Pork Pop in River City Ransom: Underground! [Source]
Well, except maybe a refreshing Karma Jolt…
River City: Tokyo Rumble, much like the actual city of Tokyo, is a soda machine aficionado’s paradise!
Check out this Fizzy Fuzz soda machine from the upcoming River City Ransom: Underground. Thanks for the heads-up, @_Jackalope_!
Let’s take a look at the soda machines from River City Ransom across a few different platforms, starting with the NES!
Next up is the Sharp X68000 port!
Finally, we have the TurboGrafx-16!
Oh, and the Game Boy Advance version is already in the archive. [Source]
River City loves its soda machines, and so does River City Ransom!