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The gumball machine is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

When thrown or broken, the gumball machine will spill gumballs, which disappear after 10 seconds. Zombies can trip and fall on the gumballs. Unlike cooking oil, milk, and vomit, zombies only fall once on gumballs.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to swing the gumball machine.

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  • Combo: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to perform a second swing.

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  • Combo 2: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to perform a third swing.


  • This item is destroyed when thrown.[1]
  • In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Frank West may comment, "Ooh! A piece of candy!" when near a gumball machine. This is a reference to a running joke on the TV show, "Family Guy", in which actor James Woods is lured out of the woods by a trail of candy in a parody of the "Reese's Pieces" scene from "E.T.". The phrase, "Ooh! A piece of candy!" subsequesntly became a viral internet meme.[2]
  • In the PC game file items.txt, there are three colored gumballs (GumballMachine_debris) when the gumball machine breaks:
AlternateTextureName0= "data/models/weapons/gumball_red"
AlternateTextureName1= "data/models/weapons/gumball_blue"
AlternateTextureName2= "data/models/weapons/gumball_orange"



  1. In items.txt, this item has the line DestroyOnThrownImpact= "true". See Mod:List of items.
  2. "Ooh, a Piece of Candy! Goes From Family Guy Joke to YouTube Meme"