T.R.A.G.: Tactical Rescue Assault Group – Mission of Mercy (also known as Hard Edge in Europe and Japan) belongs to the popular PS1 subgenre of games with pre-rendered backgrounds where the camera angle changes constantly and messes up which direction you’re running. Also, soda machines.
Is that a WcDonald’s across the street from the soda machines? Thanks for the screenshot, Ironicus!
Ame No Marginal – Rain Marginal – is a visual novel set in a world of endless rain. Occasionally, something interesting washes ashore — like this cola machine. Thanks, Cornelius!
Puppet War is a revolutionary FPS (first-puppet shooter) for iOS. Please try to ignore the naked Muppet charging at me in this screenshot and focus instead on the soda machine with that same naked Muppet’s smiling gob on it.
Based on my observation, the starting village in Naruto Online boasts somewhere in the neighborhood of a 50:1 ninja/soda machine ratio.
Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is a Silent Hill-esque game set in an asylum full of creepy mannequins (some of which, needless to say, come to life and attack the protagonist). That said, nothing steadies the nerves after a jump scare like an ice-cold soda!
Honestly, it seems like the bad guys in James Cameron’s Dark Angel for the PS2 wasted a lot of effort lugging this soda machine into the stairwell to use as a barricade when Jessica Alba could easily just climb over it.
Trigger Man for the PS2 is one of the more frustrating games I’ve played for The Video Game Soda Machine Project, but I think this screenshot attests that it was an hour of my life well spent.
These soda machines from Just Survive have certainly seen better days, but that’s the apocalypse for ya!
You heard the man; let’s rush in and enjoy a refreshing soda in Metal Reaper Online!
Meow Meow Happy Fight, a 2010 twin-stick shooter for iOS, features a power-up that transforms the protagonist into an exceedingly lethal soda machine!
Don’t turn your back on true love! Embrace this Valentine’s Day-themed soda machine from DC Universe Online. [Source]
It’s a little known fact, but SWAT actually stands for Soda/Water Acquisition Tactics. In this case, I’ve tactically acquired screenshots of some soda and water vending machines in SWAT 4’s expansion, The Stetchkov Syndicate.
Sure, you’re a father frantically searching for his missing daughter in The Falling Nights…but who can resist a refreshing MagNaut Cola?
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition brings an adorably cute version of the game to mobile phones — including the vending machines! You can compare these to the original in the archive.
Strive to survive as kaiju, giant robots, and superheroes battle it out over your bustling metropolis in City Shrouded in Shadow for the PS4. Soda machines like this one serve as save points throughout the game.
Requisition a little refreshment in Army of Two with these Freshrila, Riva Fresh, and Tangerina Burst drink machines!
As far as I can tell, the only place this soda machine appears in grindhouse shooter WET is during a cutscene at the end of the first level. Even then, the player only catches a brief glimpse of it.
Transform this nightmarish tenement into a palatial apartment community with the addition of a soda machine in Dream House Days!
A pin-up magazine is teetering on the brink of disaster in Foto Flash, and your photos are the only thing that can save it! Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing a centerfold featuring that Sober Up! vending machine.
You’ve been wrongly accused of murder in the dystopian cyberpunk alternate history post-Cold War Soviet Union in DreamBreak. You could probably use a caffeinated pick-me-up right about now.
Don’t get suckered into buying the $12 refillable souvenir cup in Wild Life Park; the soda machine is a way better deal.
Soda, snack, and cigarette vending machines line the wall of the arcade in Snow Job, an FMV adventure game for the 3DO starring Tracy Scoggins (Dynasty, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman).
Thirsty? Your demonic tendrils look like they wouldn’t mind wetting their whistles in The Darkness II.
Polaroid Pete prepares to snap a photo of a soda machine in Gekisha Boy 2 for the PlayStation 2. What kind of weirdo goes around collecting pictures of vending machines?