DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal

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.

RC Helicopter

RC Helicopter

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!

Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets

Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets

The great thing about a cartoon that prominently features a soda machine at one of its recurring locations is that you can be reasonably assured the same soda machine will pop up in video game adaptations of the cartoon, like this Pitt Cola machine from Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets for the 3DS.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone

Where we droppin’ boys? Well, if you’re in the mood for a refreshing soda, I recommend parachuting on down to the Atlas Superstore in Call of Duty: Warzone. Here’s a closer look at one of the soda machines…

Call of Duty: Warzone

In case anyone is curious, the latest issue of Game Studies features an article I wrote about my work here at The Video Game Soda Machine Project. If peer-reviewed academic research about pixelated soda machines is your jam, check it out!

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!