Dragon Raja

Dragon Raja

The Dragon Lord has returned! I’m not sure if that means the world of mobile MMO Dragon Raja is doomed or whatever, but it certainly can’t bode well for its vending machines.

Dragon Raja

Thanks for the heads-up, Mooeena!

World of Horror

World of Horror

This vending machine is a random encounter in World of Horror, a creeptastic 1-bit RPG set in Shiokawa, Japan. Just be careful not to fail your dexterity check when buying a soda. Otherwise, your hand gets caught in the machine and you end up injuring yourself when you jerk it out. Bummer.

Asphalt Overdrive

Asphalt Overdrive

Asphalt Overdrive

Cool off with an ice-cold Halvaad or Pealan soda in mobile racer Asphalt Overdrive! As an added bonus, I tracked down a video that features work-in-progress versions of Asphalt Overdrive’s garage environment, featuring Frosty and Springer vending machines in place of Halvaad and Pealan, respectively.

Asphalt Overdrive

Bearville

Bearville

Build-A-Bear Workshop shut down its Bearville virtual world back in 2015, but I was able to salvage a screenshot of this vending machine. It was located at the entrance to the Bearville Zoo, an area initially accessible only to the service’s VIBs — you know, Very Important Bears.

Convention Quest

Convention Quest

Convention Quest is a homebrew NES game created for the 2019 Let’s Play Gaming Expo in Irving, Texas, and limited to 300 copies. Not only does the game include soda machines, but there’s even a quest that involves finding the right soda machine where you can buy a drink for a fellow conventioneer in need of a boost.

Thanks to SoleGoose for bringing this one to my attention!

3on3 Freestyle

3on3 Freestyle

Ho, ho, ho! Merry basketball Christmas! 3on3 Freestyle features this seasonal soda machine as part of its annual Christmas celebration. If you prefer something a little spookier, how about this trick or treat-themed soda machine from 3on3’s Halloween event?

3on3 Freestyle

Dog Airport Game

Dog Airport Game

Dog Airport Game

Make no bones about it; these Real Good Puppa soda machines from An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs (a.k.a. Dog Airport Game) deserve all the ear scratches. They even have paw print dispensing buttons!

And, in what might be a video game first, you can pet the dog soda machine in Dog Airport Game!

Dog Airport Game

Developer Xalavier Nelson Jr. of Strange Scaffold was even kind enough to share these behind-the-scenes images of Dog Airport Game, showing off light placement and collisions for the vending machines.

Dog Airport Game

Thanks, Xalavier!