# The Neocola Machine

## Location

The Neocola Machine is located on scenic Kreludor, and if you're wondering how it works, you've come to the right place!

## Obtaining Tokens

In order to use the Neocola Machine, you need to obtain one of three Neocola Tokens:

You can find these tokens in the following places:

- Restocking at the Space Weaponry shop
- As prizes in the Cosmic Dome and Neocola Centre

Prior to November 2013, Neocola Tokens were also available from Space Faerie Scratchcards before the prize pool was updated.

## Using the Tokens

When you approach the machine, you'll be given three options to choose from, namely: which token you would like to use, which flavour of Neocola you would like, and how many times you would like to press the red button, for a total of 144 different combinations.

The following flavour options are available:

- Dr. Slother
- Diet Doom
- Na'cho Cola
- Smite
- Alt-Tab
- Minion Maid
- Mountain Poo
- Dehydrated H20

And the choices for how many times you want to press the red button are:

- 0
- 1
- 2
- 3
- 10
- 42

## Prizes

Once you've made your selections, you'll be given your prizes, which are one item and a number of Neopoints.

We did an extensive research of over 30,000 tokens used with all 144 possible combinations. The conclusion is that the item prize has a fixed probability distribution and is not affected by which combination you use, but the amount of Neopoints you receive definitely is! As such, for the best results, use the following combination: **Red Neocola Token, Dehydrated H20, and 3 Button Presses**.

### Neopoints

The amount of Neopoints you receive can be anywhere from **24 NP to 32,000 NP**, and possibly even more.

This is heavily dependant on which combination you use though, and most of the time you will receive under 1,000 NP, with an **overall average of around 170 NP**. There is a formula for this, which we go into more detail about in the Prize Research section.

### Items

You will always get one item from the Neocola Machine, and no matter which combination you use, the chance of which item you receive remains the same and is as shown here:

An exclusive Booby Prize | 98.30% |

Baby Space Fungus |
0.50% |

Shaken-up Can of Neocola | 0.50% (1 in 200) |

Dastardly Evil Fuzzle |
0.25% |

Virtupets Brand Doomsday Device | 0.25% (1 in 400) |

A random Robot Petpet (up to r89) | 0.10% (1 in 1,000) |

A random Transmogrification Potion * |
0.10% |

*ANY*item containing the word "Transmogrification".

#### Exclusive Item Prizes

These prizes are exclusive to the Neocola Machine and can only be won here (with the exception of the Baby Space Fungus, which can now also be obtained by beating the Giant Space Fungus at the Battledome).

As the probabilities table shows, four of these prizes are less likely to be won, and each has their own unique message when it falls out of the Neocola Machine. The other thirteen items are all considered booby prizes by the Neocola Machine, and have an equal chance of being won.

#### Transmogrification Potions

You have a very small chance at 0.1% to win a random Transmogrification Potion, or any other item containing "Transmogrification" in its name:

#### Robot Petpets

You also have an equally small chance to win a random Robot Petpet of up to r89:

### Prize Research

One of our staffers (Pasqui) went through a little over 30,000 tokens to provide additional data. He started with using the Neocola Machine 100 times each for all 144 combinations (3 colours of tokens x 8 different flavours x 6 amounts of button presses). This already showed a clear distribution of the Neopoints amount, but wasn't enough data for the item prizes.

Based on these initial test's best and worst prize outcomes for each of the three coloured tokens, he then used the Neocola Machine an additional 1,000 times each on what appeared to be those colours' best and worst combinations. Those results ended up a lot more even, and on line with the average outcomes for all the data together, with no clear evidence of any combination having better or worse odds for the item prizes.

Lastly he used 5,000 tokens of each colour on what is the best combination for winning Neopoints: Dehydrated H20 with 3 Button Presses. This allowed us to confirm that the probabilities for the item prizes remained very equal and again on line with the overal average, with no colour token having better or worse odds.

*Now we just need to try 5,000 more times using the Fake Neocola Token on a String!*

#### Neopoints Distribution

Thanks to this extensive research we do can go into more detail about the amount of Neopoints you can win and how each selection affects that amount.

The Neocola Machine runs a formula to decide on how many Neopoints you get: It starts with a **base amount of 24 to 80**, which then gets **multiplied by 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16**. There is a chance the machine will run this formula **an extra time or two**. Then lastly there is a small chance on a **bonus of 5,000 NP**, which also has a very small chance on being **multiplied up to 6 times**. Finally all results get added together, and fall out of the Neocola Machine.

Each colour of Neocola Token, each flavour you can select, and each amount of button presses influences the chance on getting a higher multiplier, on how many times the formula is ran, and the likelihood of getting the bonus amount. All three selections have a best option and a worst option.

For instance, the best combination (Red Neocola Token, Dehydrated H20, and 3 Button Presses) will almost always run the formula at least twice, with about 50% chance on getting a 4x or higher multiplier, and a 4% chance on getting the bonus. On the other end, the worst combination (Blue Neocola Token, Dr. Slother, and 1 Button Press) almost never runs the formula more than once, only has about 25% chance to get a multiplier above 1x, and almost never gives the bonus.

Going into full detail for all 144 combinations would take enormous space, so we have the following table to show a rough average of Neopoints you receive for each combination. The best options are towards the top-left corner, and the worst options towards the bottom-right corner, for each colour token with red (R) above green (G) above blue (B):

3 |
2 |
10 |
42 |
0 |
1 | |

Dehydrated H20 |
(Best!)700 NP (R) 365 NP (G) 210 NP (B) |
265 NP (R) 185 NP (G) 140 NP (B) |
255 NP (R) 180 NP (G) 135 NP (B) |
255 NP (R) 180 NP (G) 135 NP (B) |
250 NP (R) 170 NP (G) 130 NP (B) |
135 NP (R) 110 NP (G) 95 NP (B) |

Mountain Poo |
575 NP (R) 295 NP (G) 190 NP (B) |
265 NP (R) 185 NP (G) 130 NP (B) |
255 NP (R) 180 NP (G) 125 NP (B) |
255 NP (R) 180 NP (G) 125 NP (B) |
250 NP (R) 170 NP (G) 120 NP (B) |
120 NP (R) 105 NP (G) 90 NP (B) |

Minion Maid |
480 NP (R) 265 NP (G) 170 NP (B) |
230 NP (R) 175 NP (G) 130 NP (B) |
220 NP (R) 165 NP (G) 125 NP (B) |
220 NP (R) 165 NP (G) 125 NP (B) |
200 NP (R) 160 NP (G) 120 NP (B) |
115 NP (R) 105 NP (G) 90 NP (B) |

Alt-Tab |
440 NP (R) 240 NP (G) 155 NP (B) |
220 NP (R) 165 NP (G) 120 NP (B) |
205 NP (R) 160 NP (G) 115 NP (B) |
205 NP (R) 160 NP (G) 115 NP (B) |
195 NP (R) 155 NP (G) 110 NP (B) |
110 NP (R) 100 NP (G) 85 NP (B) |

Smite |
400 NP (R) 215 NP (G) 140 NP (B) |
210 NP (R) 155 NP (G) 110 NP (B) |
200 NP (R) 150 NP (G) 105 NP (B) |
200 NP (R) 150 NP (G) 105 NP (B) |
185 NP (R) 145 NP (G) 100 NP (B) |
110 NP (R) 95 NP (G) 85 NP (B) |

Na'cho Cola |
335 NP (R) 190 NP (G) 125 NP (B) |
185 NP (R) 145 NP (G) 105 NP (B) |
175 NP (R) 140 NP (G) 100 NP (B) |
175 NP (R) 140 NP (G) 100 NP (B) |
170 NP (R) 135 NP (G) 95 NP (B) |
105 NP (R) 90 NP (G) 80 NP (B) |

Diet Doom |
300 NP (R) 175 NP (G) 115 NP (B) |
175 NP (R) 135 NP (G) 100 NP (B) |
165 NP (R) 130 NP (G) 95 NP (B) |
165 NP (R) 130 NP (G) 95 NP (B) |
160 NP (R) 125 NP (G) 90 NP (B) |
105 NP (R) 90 NP (G) 75 NP (B) |

Dr. Slother |
270 NP (R) 160 NP (G) 105 NP (B) |
165 NP (R) 130 NP (G) 95 NP (B) |
160 NP (R) 125 NP (G) 90 NP (B) |
160 NP (R) 125 NP (G) 90 NP (B) |
150 NP (R) 120 NP (G) 85 NP (B) |
100 NP (R) 85 NP (G) 70 NP (B) (Worst!) |

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This article was written by: **Pasqui**