Niobe pauses in front of a Powerade machine in the GameCube version of Enter the Matrix. Hey, I wonder if consuming electrolyte-laden sports drinks in the virtual world of the Matrix causes humans to produce more energy for the machines in the real world. Thanks, @MatWBT!
Thanks to the only and only Ron Gilbert for reminding me about this one!
Robo Cola and Thirsty Burst! Say what you will about the UAC, but they have great taste in soda. Here are the same vending machines from DOOM 3 BFG Edition…
Sierra Petrovita, curator of the Nuka-Cola Museum in Girdershade, is the patron saint of the Video Game Soda Machine Project, and this pristine Nuka-Cola machine is her pride and joy.
Just for fun, here’s the Nuka-Cola machine’s texture map. [Source]
Click through to see Adam Adamowicz’s concept art for Fallout 3’s Nuka-Cola machine.
Grog is great and all, but have you tried New Grog?
Poor Grog machine. It never fully recovered from The Secret of Monkey Island.
Just for fun, here’s a map from the Monkey Island 2 hint book featuring a sketch of the broken Grog machine.
The Grog machine from The Secret of Monkey Island is iconic. The image above is from the VGA version. Here’s the 16-color EGA release…
Followed by the Amiga version…
And, finally, here’s the Grog machine as it appears in the Atari ST version of The Secret of Monkey Island.
I don’t know which is the better slogan: “Slobber it down!” or “13 stimulants in every bottle!” Oh, wait…it’s definitely “Slobber it down!” Oh, and check out the selection…
I can’t quite make it out, but is that a Sprinkle Fizz machine?