Nicole Swimley (PR3)
|Effects||Increases experience gained|
|First Appearance||Platform Racing 2 (2008)|
|Latest Appearance||Platform Racing 3 (2010)|
The EXP Hat (short for Experience Hat), also known as the Baseball Cap, is a wearable hat in Platform Racing 2 and Platform Racing 3 that increases the amount of experience points players earn in matches.
Platform Racing 2
The EXP Hat was the first hat designed for Platform Racing 2, being added to the game in March 2008. The hat resembles a backwards baseball cap, which caused it to earn the nickname "Backwards hat" early on in the community. It also originally featured a rougher design with a slimmer visor, though it was updated to its final look when the game was released on Kongregate.
When a user finishes a match while wearing the hat, their amount of experience points earned will automatically be doubled. This multiplier increases by one if the player is holding onto multiple EXP Hats, e.g. having two hats multiplies experience by three and so on.
Platform Racing 3
The EXP hat returned in Platform Racing 3 as the Baseball Cap, the only Platform Racing 2 hat to be renamed. The cap is no longer backwards and resembles a real baseball hat, dropping the lines of the previous design and adding a button on top.
Like previously, users wearing the cap when they finish a match are awarded additional experience points. Due to the new EXP Bonus stat, however, the multiplier has been reduced to 1.5. Its effect still stacks, though, and 8 player matches allow them to receive a higher amount than they could in Platform Racing 2.