Go hog wild on caffeine with this soda machine from Harley-Davidson: The Road to Sturgis! These screenshots are from the DOS release; the soda machine doesn’t appear in the (clearly inferior) Amiga and Atari ST versions of the game. [Source]
How did I find a soda machine that’s barely even visible on screen in a long-forgotten game? Well, in this case, I was digging through an old issue of Computer Gaming World from 1989 when I stumbled across this advertisement…
What a long, strange trip it’s been.
Your first instinct after loading up The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield might be to visit Moe’s Tavern or the Kwik-E-Mart, but I encourage you to buzz on over to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and bask in the glow of this Buzz Cola vending machine instead!
River City Girls is the latest entry in the River City/Kunio-kun Series, and it carries on River City’s proud tradition of bare-knuckle brawling and destructible drink machines. Thanks for the screenshots, Tikhon!
Turn that thirst upside down with a refreshing New Coke from the vending machine in Stranger Things 3: The Game. Special thanks to BonusXP, the game’s developers, for sharing this screenshot!
If you buy just one goat-themed racing game where you scream into your microphone to steer a careening shopping card through treacherous obstacles this year, make it Supermarket Shriek. It even has soda machines!
Thanks to the fine folks over at Billy Goat Entertainment for the screenshots!
Metro Exodus takes us back to the subway tunnels of post-apocalyptic Russia, where our protagonist Artyom stumbles across this Soviet-era soda machine. Thanks for the screenshot, Dan!
Clover dashes past soda and snack machines as she runs from a horde of high school boys in Totally Spies! Totally Party!