Harley-Davidson: The Road to Sturgis

Harley-Davidson: The Road to Sturgis

Harley-Davidson: The Road to Sturgis

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…

Harley-Davidson: The Road to Sturgis

What a long, strange trip it’s been.

The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield

The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield

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!

Tech Corp.

Tech Corp.

Tech Corp.

Like Steve Jobs said, if you want to make it in Silicon Valley, you have to stay hydrated. Luckily, Tech Corp. offers upgradable vending machines to keep your team refreshed.

Yo-kai Watch 4

Yo-kai Watch 4

Yo-kai Watch 4

Sure, Yo-kai Watch 4 for the Switch has the run-of-the mill soda machines you’d expect from any decent video game, but the real star here is Jihanki, a beefy-armed soda machine monster (and also my beautiful son).

Yo-kai Watch 4

Here’s a better look at Jihanki. His Japanese name, ジハン鬼, is a play on “vending machine demon.”

Yo-kai Watch 4

As you can see, Jihanki evolves from a Lightside soda can Yo-kai named Kantaro (缶太郎, or “can boy”) into his glorious drink-dispensing final form.

Thanks to AceRene, admiralblowhard, and Swordmaster543 on Reddit for helping me track down these images!

Astral Chain

Astral Chain

Astral Chain

Astral Chain, an upcoming action adventure title for the Nintendo Switch, not only features drink machines, but also hamburger and ice cream machines. And whatever that adorable smiley face machine dispenses. Thanks for the screenshots, Counterfeiter!