Pizza Boy is a mobile platformer that seems to have disappeared from the App Store and Google Play at some point since its release in 2010. Luckily, a screenshot of this Soda X vending machine has survived! Click below to see some animated soda machine destruction.
Don’t overload on caffeine in Emily Wants to Play Too. The evil doll jump scare shenanigans are going to make you jittery enough already. Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Luke!
Bakushō: Yoshimoto no Shinkigeki is a platformer for the TurboGrafx CD. It’s apparently based on a comedy TV show and features—you guessed it—soda machines!
This train station from point-and-click adventure I Want Out! has seen better days, but at least the soda machine has held up.
Go in search of your missing sweetheart—and maybe grab a soda—in Love Quest, a “humorous” RPG for the Super Famicon. I used quotation marks there largely due to Wikipedia’s description of Love Quest as a game about “a young man with an Oedipus complex who searches for his bride.”
Forget the soda machine! How boss are these jumpsuits from Ane-san, a girl-gang brawler for the TurboGrafx-CD?
This ornate Coca-Cola machine is a bit of a mystery. The sprite was ripped from Dungeon Fighter Online, but it’s unclear whether it’s an unused asset, a region-specific object, or part of a forgotten limited-time event. Can anyone shed some light on its origins?
UPDATE: Reddit user m0mentum_ confirms this soda machine originally appeared during a 2009 event in the Korean version of the game. Thanks for solving the mystery!
While we’re on the subject of the Metal Max series, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include these soda machines from Metal Max 2 for the SNES.
Metal Max Returns is a remake of the original Metal Max, this time for the Super Famicon. Needless to say, the game’s post-apocalyptic soda machines make a return appearance.
If there’s a takeaway from The Video Game Soda Machine Project, it’s that soda machines will absolutely survive the apocalypse. This screenshot from Metal Max for the NES is just further evidence of their durability.
The soft drink machine in this screenshot from Shoujo City is the main attraction (obviously), but that frozen watermelon cone from the ice cream machine looks delicious!
If I assigned ratings to soda machines here at The Video Game Soda Machine Project, this one from Rainbow Six Siege would easily earn a full five out of five stars.
I can’t be certain, but this second vending machine looks like it probably sold snacks and not soda. Still, it’s just too adorable not to post.
Thanks for the screenshots, ReverendTed!
We only get a side view of this soft drink machine from THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars, but that’s better than no soft drink machine at all. Thanks, SalarymanDaishi!
Canny the robot encounters a dilapidated cold drinks machine in Scrap Garden, a post-apocalyptic puzzle platformer. Thanks for sending this in, Cornelius!
It’s not a bad soda machine, per se, but ArctiCola pales in comparison to the Zombie Zoda machines found elsewhere in Alcatraz: Prison Escape. Thanks for the screenshot, Albert!