If an astronomical body isn’t an option, I’ll settle for a cold beverage from this Lunar Space Food Industries soda machine in Deliver Us The Moon. Thanks for the screenshot, Geoff!
We’ve covered Animal Crossing: New Horizons already in recent entries, but it turns out we were just scratching the surface. The amazing Reb Valentine has managed to assemble a collection of all the different soda machine models available on Tom Nook’s not-so-deserted island.
As Reb points out, “The drinks inside each machine are unique to each color! Green seems to have the canned drink Nook likes. Pink has water and a lot of cans with hearts. Red has a generic, varied selection. Black appears to include Mountain Dew?” Also, as seen in the screenshot below, each color has a different design on the side.
Even better, players can customize the advertisement panel on the front of the soda machines with one of four labels: orange juice (default), sports drink, sale, and cute. That means there’s a total of 24 possible soda machine and label combinations in the game.
But wait, there’s more! Players can also apply custom labels to the drink machines, which arguably makes Animal Crossing: New Horizons the first game to feature a near-infinite number of potential soda machine options!
How can you get a soda machine on your island? Here’s Reb: “You can buy one for 2,000 Nook Miles once the Town Hall unlocks. However, you can only purchase one color, randomized for your town! If you want others, you’ll have to talk to friends. You cannot order more from the catalog.”
That means to grab the screenshot at the beginning of this entry, Reb had to reach out to her fellow AC:NH players for help assembling a full collection. So, in addition to a mega-super-thanks to Reb Valentine, this entry wouldn’t have been possible without help from TristanACooper, kyle_toom, KFoleyFL, RType88, iyagovos, and MllPilgrim. Thanks, everyone!
Gonna fly now with this Up Crack Cola Energy Drink machine in Creed: Rise to Glory VR. Thanks for the screenshot, Bort on Byte!
Allow me to drop some automotive science on you. Cars drink motor oil. Ergo, this motor oil vending machine from Rush: A Disney•Pixar Adventure is the Cars universe equivalent of a soda machine.
I know what you’re thinking. Wouldn’t that make the hubcap vending machine in the above screenshot some kind of weird automotive shoe dispenser? Wrong. In the Cars universe, cars eat hubcaps. We just never see it on screen. Therefore, this is technically a snack machine. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.
I don’t see how anyone could reasonably describe DOOM Eternal as Hell on Earth when there are vending machines and a photo mode.
As an added bonus, I decided to livestream a timed soda machine run on DOOM Eternal’s Ultra-Violence difficulty mode. You can see the results (with commentary) on Twitch. For what it’s worth, it took me approximately 15 minutes to reach the game’s first vending machine.
In an era before drones and teraflops, we had radio-controlled helicopters and the PlayStation 1. These soda machines appear in RC Helicopter, a PS1 game originally released in Japan as part of the Simple 1500 lineup of budget titles. Thanks for the screenshot, NeoGamer!