Movember is upon us. It’s the time of year where throngs of barely-pubescent chaps throw their razors in the bin and celebrate the wonderfulness of having a hairy face, all in the name of finding a cure for cancer.
With a name like Two Beard Gaming, it should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of the odd nose neighbour or two. So, to help raise awareness of this excellent cause, we’ve decided to take a look at some of our very favourite moustaches in the history of video gaming.
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Mario’s moustache is perhaps as iconic as his red overalls and his exclamation of “It’s-a me”, and, although it may not be the greatest example of a crumb catcher ever committed to the 8-bit realm, it is by far the most recognisable.
On the other hand (or perhaps lip would be more appropriate?), there’s Wario. Designed as the anti-Mario, Wario is the very antithesis of everything the plucky plumber is supposed to be. As such, you’d expect his moustache to be a poor imitation at best – but you’d be wrong. Shooting out from his nostrils like 2 lightning bolts, this particular lip rug is as twisted as its owner is evil.
Not only can this badass bulb bring you to tears if you try to peel it, but Master Onion can also reduce you to tears at the very thought you will never ever be able to grow anything as cool as his tash.
Ok, yes we concede, Hulk Hogan IS a living person. However, he’s also been featured in literally TONS of video games and therefore qualifies for this list. Like Mario, Hogan’s blonde bro-mo is as iconic as the character himself, and it is impossible to imagine one without the other.
If you think Pokémon is for kids, then we’d argue you’ve never caught yourself a Kadabra – or it’s evolved form known as Alakazam! This is a mystical beast that not only has awesome psychic powers but also knows how to grow a totally boss Fu Manchu.
It can be argued that sometimes the man maketh the moustache. Likewise, on the odd occasion, the moustache can (and does) make the man. It’s like that totally awesome looking dude at the bar who harbours a dark secret that if he ever had a shave he’d revert to his true form of an 11-year-old girl. This is true of Punch-Out’s Bald Bull, who, quite frankly would look like a penis on legs if it wasn’t for his particular lady tickler.
While Nintendo had Mario and his magical moustache, Sega had Dr. Ivo Robotnik and his totally bonkers, ginger mush-brush. Completely bald on top, Robotnik instead chose to focus his hair growing powers entirely on his top lip, letting the hair grow wild like an explosion of fur from his nostrils.
We wouldn’t be surprised if there was the odd woodland critter hiding away in there either!
Which video game character has YOUR favourite facial fuzz? Let us know in the comments section below, or on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #tbgmovember