This vending machine appeared in Red Bull’s House of Skate area for the PlayStation Home platform. Input the correct button sequence, and win in-game Red Bull swag!
PlayStation Home’s Namco Arcade Center was also outfitted with an interactive soda machine — situated in a prime spot right next to Pac-Man, no less!
The snack kiosk in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, a dinosaur tycoon sim for Windows, PlayStation 2, and Xbox, boasts Sunkist and Hawaiian Punch vending machines. Thanks, Pablo!
Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity for the PSP featured this soda machine (along with a bunch of cosmetic items) during a 2011 tie-in campaign with Fanta.
Why do I get the feeling these Coke machines were used without permission? Paranoia 2: Savior also features this austere Soviet-era soda machine.
Thanks for the screenshots, Albert!
Hey, Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg — could you please get out of the way? You’re blocking my view.
Much better. Thanks for finding this one, Duncan!
This soda machine from Spot Goes To Hollywood for the PlayStation 1 showcases everyone’s favorite 7 Up mascot! Click below to see it in action as part of the game’s surprisingly well-executed opening cinematic.
Honestly, Dolucky no Kusayakiu for the Super Famicon feels like less a baseball game with Coca-Cola product placement than a Coca-Cola advertisement with a baseball game tacked on as an afterthought. Regardless, there’s a Coke machine featured in this scene.
Enjoy the refreshing taste of Ting (made with real Jamaican grapefruits!) in Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops, an espionage game for Windows.
The halcyon days of gleefully chugging Mountain Dew in Meez are at an end. The virtual playground closed shop in 2017. [Source]
I ollied a park bench, did a 720 into a moto whip, followed by a bunny hop barspin into a suicide no-hand, and finished with a double soda machine find in Dave Mirra BMX Challenge for the Wii.
That’s a fine looking Coke machine in front of Gus’ Gas in the DOS version of Street Rod. It’s a bit more abstract in the Commodore 64 port.
The Amiga version is already in the archive.
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!
Just how ubiquitous are video game soda machines? Well, there’s a Pepsi machine in Quest for Bush (a.k.a. Night of Bush Capturing), a 2006 FPS developed by an al-Qaeda propaganda organization.
Not long after The Sims launched, Maxis partnered with Pepsi to deliver this soda machine as free DLC. This entry wouldn’t have been possible without fan-driven efforts to preserve the Pepsi machine DLC and patch the game’s launcher for Windows 10. Thanks, everyone!
I’m not sure I have the timeline correct, but the 2009 version of Bionic Commando seems to have launched with Pepsi product placement, which later switched to a generic soda machine.
Perhaps a contract expired?
Hoopin’ it up with Mountain Dew in NBA 2K17! Hey, I wonder if Mountain Dew returned to sponsor NBA 2K18, too…
I’ll take that as a “yes.” [Source]
Rehydrate between games in NBA Street Homecourt with your choice of Sprite or Gatorade!
Hey, it’s the Pepsi machine from Maniac Mansion! The image above is from the DOS (V1) version. Pictured below are the Amiga, Commodore 64, and Famicon releases.
Meanwhile, the NES port is already in the archive.
Not only did Bandai release Catch a Coke as an LCD handheld game, but they also outfitted actual Coke vending machines with a version of the game. The idea was to play a quick round (10-30 seconds) while waiting for the machine to dispense a drink. [Source]
Speaking of video games mounted into soda machines, here’s a more recent Coca-Cola unit outfitted with a touchscreen pinball game.
The only question is whether this is a video game soda machine or a soda machine video game. Thanks for the tip, Shawn! [Source]
Take a voyage down the Nile in Pepsi: All Over the World for the Amiga and enjoy an ice-cold بيبسي.
The end-of-level bonus screen in Coca-Cola Kid for the Sega Game Gear is presented in the style of a Coke vending machine!
Why settle for Powerade in Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland when there’s a vending machine that sells a mysterious soft drink known only as Sauce?
If I had known PlayStation Home featured Dr Pepper flash mobs, I would have bought a PS3. [Source]
Facebook sensation Restaurant City may have closed shop in 2012, but we’ll never forget its foray into Dr Pepper product placement!
Mr. Pibb: The 3D Interactive Game is a first-person burper — you literally burp at zombies to defeat them — released for DOS in 1998! Thanks, Foone! [Source]
Even in the distant future of Run Like Hell, humans require guarana to perform at maximum efficiency. Lucky for us, Bawls is here to help.
Speaking of smoking, here’s a Mountain Dew Machine from GAME OF THE YEAR 420BLAZEIT. Thanks for the screenshot, Pablo!
Jolt Cola — all the sugar and twice the caffeine — is powerful, expensive stuff in Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia!
It’s a Pepsi machine from Virtual Hills and Laguna Beach, a virtual world launched in 2007 to promote MTV’s popular scripted reality shows!
This placeholder model from the Half-Life 2 Beta is perfect, because nothing says “dystopian future” like Pepsi winning the Cola Wars.
While we’re at it, this wood grain soda machine model also appeared in pre-release versions of Half-Life 2. [Source]