The hairiest time of the year is upon us again, and those in the JohnSlots team that can manage it have been busy growing and grooming some pretty impressive ‘taches. It is of course Movember, which means we’re saying goodbye to clean, shaven faces for a month, and hello to hairy new looks.
While there is an important meaning behind Movember, it’s also a bit of fun – and it made us realise there are already some pretty iconic moustaches present in our favourite slot games. So we decided to do things properly this year and rank our favourite moustached slot characters. Have a read and see if you agree!
What is Movember anyway?
The term “Movember” was coined in 1999 when a group of lads in Adelaide, Australia, decided to grow moustaches for charity. The concept has since grown to all corners of the world, and has been an official charity since 2004. Today the charity aims to raise both awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention amongst men.
The idea is pretty simple – if you can grow a moustache, you’ve got full rein to grow the biggest, craziest and most impressive moustache possible in November. It’s a month to have a bit of fun with a new look, and do something good for the world while you’re at it.
I moustache, who are the contestants?
To celebrate the month of the mo’, we’ve ranked the top 10 slot moustaches of all time below. These weren’t easy decisions to make, but we think these slots are all pretty fan-tache-tic!
1. Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt
Everyone’s favourite little explorer of Gonzo’s Quest made the top of our list for one big reason – his moustache is almost the size of his body! NetEnt’s Spanish conquistador Gonzo has been an icon of the slot world since he stepped onto the stage in 2011, and he’s a familiar face at most online casinos today.
While he may be searching for El Dorado and its lost gold, we think Gonzo’s real quest is keeping his moustache neat and tidy with limited resources in the Amazon.
2. Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine by Yggdrasil
Perhaps it’s powered by a bolt of electricity, but Nikola Tesla’s ‘tache is also quite an icon in Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine. Based on the inventor of modern electricity, Yggdrasil’s slot features the famous inventor as he conducts experiments to bring in new prizes.
Nikola Tesla is unrecognisable without his hairy upper lip, and his thick moustache is also quite a sign of the times.
3. Dead or Alive by NetEnt
Nothing says “bad to the bone” quite like a fierce moustache, and the lead gunslinger from NetEnt’s Dead or Alive slot is the proof.
As you head out into the Wild West in search of stolen treasure, you’ll be met with a gang of cowboys – and really, they just wouldn’t be as menacing without that big ol’ ‘tache.
4. Barber Shop Uncut by Thunderkick
This quirky Thunderkick slot takes us into a cartoon-style barber shop where not one but many moustaches are on display. From bushy and red to long, thin and blonde, trimmed, and everything in between, Barber Shop Uncut has it all.
It’s also great inspiration if you’re not sure what kind of moustache to grow yourself this year!
5. Spinata Grande by NetEnt
It may be a little stereotypical to feature a moustache on a Mexican-themed slot, but let’s face it – no stereotypical Mexican costume is complete without a sombrero and moustache!
Spinata Grande takes us into a world of colourful piñatas, where you’ll need to pop open as many as you can to win the prizes within.
6. The Angler by Betsoft
There’s something about fishermen and big moustaches that go so well together – and quite frankly, we would have been surprised to see a clean shaven face in this Betsoft slot!
The Angler takes you on an animated fishing expedition to reel in big prizes – and you’ll be met with a big, friendly (and moustached) fisherman who’ll cheer you on along the way.
7. Dr Fortuno by Yggdrasil
He’s the ringmaster of the “Carnival of Curiosities”, and quite frankly, we think it’s the iconic moustache the got Dr Fortuno his gig in the first place.
Perfectly trimmed and curled at the edges for dramatic effect, his moustache helps create the mysterious and intriguing atmosphere in this stunning slot from Yggdrasil.
8. Dwarfs Gone Wild by Quickspin
Whether they’re grumpy, happy, sleepy, bashful, sneezy, dopey, or feeling any other emotion for that matter, cartoon dwarfs seem to share one thing in common: moustaches.
9. Keystone Kops by IGT
The four baton-wielding policemen that feature in this slapstick-style slot each sport a unique moustache of their own – it’s almost like they’re also running a Movember competition!
As these not-so-efficient cops run around town trying to catch baddies, you’ll see their comically-big ‘taches wave in the wind.
10. Lucha Legends by Microgaming
Traditional Mexican wrestling requires three things, and three things only: muscles, a stretchy spandex suit, and a big ol’ moustache to scare away the competition.
Play these slots for mo’ fun and mo’ prizes
Trends in moustaches may come and go (and sometimes only for Movember), but the best moustached slots stick around to play forever. You’ll find many of these slots available at your favourite online casinos, but if you want to stick to the Movember theme, we recommend Mr.Play, since his moustache can’t be beaten!
We’re also curious to see if Mr Green will sport a moustache this year – and since he also offers most of the games above, he could be another casino to check out. Happy Movember everyone – and remember, mo’ power equals mo’ fun!