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This article contains a list of every hat in Platform Racing 2 ordered by their release date.

Hats

Hat Name Description Obtainability Release Date
Platform Racing 2 - EXP Hat EXP Hat Doubles experience points earned in matches. Random prize in levels with 2-4 players. 2008-03-??
Platform Racing 2 - Kong Hat Kong Hat Gives 25% more experience points. Login to Platform Racing 2 on Kongregate. 2008-05-02
Platform Racing 2 - Propeller Hat Propeller Hat Hold the "up" arrow key to fall slower. Beat "Hat Factory" by Jiggmin or "Volcanic Inferno" by Pounce. 2008-05-13[1]
Platform Racing 2 - Cowboy Hat Cowboy Hat Swim in the air! Fold 100,000 points in Folding at Home. 2008-06-14[2]
Platform Racing 2 - Crown Hat Crown Hat Grants immunity to Swords, Mines, and Laser Guns. Falls off in deathmatches after once. Fold 5,000 points in Folding at Home or become a moderator. 2008-06-14[3]
Platform Racing 2 - Santa Hat Santa Hat Turns every block the user stands on into ice. Log in on Christmas Eve/Day/randomly in a level with 2-4 users. 2008-12-24[4]
Platform Racing 2 - Party Hat Party Hat Grants immunity to lightning. Log in on New Year's Eve/Day/randomly in a level with 2-4 players. 2009-12-31[5]
Platform Racing 2 - Top Hat Top Hat Pass through vanish blocks. Beat "The Golden Compass" by -Shadowfax-. 2011-04-17
Platform Racing 2 - Jump Start Hat Jump Start Hat Skip the countdown and awards 1/3 of a Speed Burst when picked up. Random prize in levels during a Happy Hour. 2012-01-30
Platform Racing 2 - Moon Hat Moon Hat Awards Lux upon completing levels. Beat "Redemption" by cooldude90. 2012-07-14
Platform Racing 2 - Thief Hat Thief Hat Picking it up switches hats with another player. Beat "Apocalypse" by Divinity. 2012-11-29[6]
Platform Racing 2 - Jigg Hat Jigg Hat Allows the user to bounce on other's heads. Play "Buto (EXACT)" by ZePHiR, wait at two small pyramids of blocks halfway through until the clock reads 0:42, then it will fall between the two into a pit. Grab the hat and complete the level. 2013-02-05
Platform Racing 2 - Artifact Artifact Reverses controls, gives the user a Speed Burst, changes the timer to 30 seconds, and starts the "We are Loud" song when worn. Completing a level with it awards, at most, 11,111 experience points. Found in a selected level by Jiggmin/moderators that changes every so often. Can't be won. 2013-02-14

Trivia

  • When asked if there would be another hat after the Top Hat in a livestream, Jiggmin stated that it would likely be the Aviator Cap from Platform Racing 3, though this was scrapped for the Jump Start Hat.[7]
  • The Top Hat was originally given out to people directly from Jiggmin if they sent him an email and he read it on his livestream or if they had "an awesome" level that he played.[8] Jiggmin announced on 2011-06-24 that this would change and the hat would soon be winnable in "the ultimate Platform Racing 2 level".[9] A thread was created where users could suggest courses[10], with "The Golden Compass" by -Shadowfax- being selected on 2011-09-04.[11]
    • Jiggmin also planned to have multiple levels give out the hat as a prize, though this was scrapped.
  • Due to a sizing error, the Moon Hat partially covers the close button on its pop-up screen. Jiggmin was informed about the issue, though decided to leave it.
Platform Racing 2 - Moon Hat Size
  • The Jump Start Hat was announced as an unnamed prize in a thread on 2011-06-24 for every Platform Racing 2 player if Jiggmin's Folding at Home team could break into the top 100 for total amount of points.[12] The hat's name and ability were revealed on 2012-01-19 once it reached rank 105[13][14], with it being officially released on 2012-01-30 and given to any player who logged in.[15] This was changed, however, on 2012-05-02 when Happy Hours were introduced, where it was made a random prize exclusive to the mode.[16]
  • The Cowboy and Crown Hats weren't available as Folding at Home prizes until November 2008, being exclusive to their mode and moderators, respectively, until then.
  • While the Santa Hat was made a random prize soon after its initial Christmas release[17], the Party Hat wouldn't receive the same treatment until months afterwards.[18]
  • Jiggmin originally planned for accounts that were two years or older to automatically receive the Top Hat, though this was scrapped when it came to light that the database keeping track of join dates had been broken.[19]
    • In return, the hat was instead given to members whose rank met certain strict requirements that were never publicly stated until "The Golden Compass" was chosen.
  • Before the Propeller Hat was created, Hat Factory's original prize was the Exp Hat, which was simply known as "Hat" at the time.[20]
Platform Racing 2 - Original EXP Hat
  • The Santa Hat originally didn't freeze vanish, crumble, arrow, push, and brick blocks, though this was altered when the Ice Wave item was added.
  • The Jump Start Hat originally gave a full Speed Burst as seen in its announcement video.[21]
    • It also didn't give a Speed Burst at the start of levels, though this was changed sometime during Motley Monday.
  • The Jigg Hat was a Motley Monday idea posted by Tommy 8 on Jiggmin's forum on 2012-12-15.[22] Jiggmin hinted it would be added in a private message to another member, before practically confirming its addition by posting in the thread asking for a course that combines all Platform Racing 1 levels one day before its announcement.[23]
    • The exact level was initially a secret, with Fred the Giant Cactus creating a level titled "Tresure Map" that required a password pertaining to a typo seen in Newbieland 2 to access. This course gave multiple hints to the hat's location, being a copy of Buto, placing a "the answer to life, the universe and everything" hint between two pyramids, falling down which lead to the number 1,738,847, the course's level ID.
  • While never officially given out as a prize, it is possible to keep an Artifact as a hat, though it doesn't grant additional experience points upon completing levels.
  • The Exp and Kong Hats had different designs initially. While the Exp's was changed when PR2 was released on Kongregate, Kong's wasn't changed until the Cowboy and Crown Hats were released.
Platform Racing 2 - Original Kong Hat
Platform Racing 2 - Beta EXP Hat

References

  1. http://www.kongregate.com/games/jiggmin/platform-racing-2/comments?pdis=qj5q-b&sort=oldest&srid=325726
  2. http://www.kongregate.com/games/jiggmin/platform-racing-2/comments?pdis=B75q-b&sort=oldest&srid=426514
  3. http://www.kongregate.com/games/jiggmin/platform-racing-2/comments?pdis=B75q-b&sort=oldest&srid=426514
  4. http://www.kongregate.com/games/jiggmin/platform-racing-2/comments?pdis=bqjQq-b&sort=oldest&srid=1326741
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20100102114159/http://jiggmin.com/forum/blog.php?b=9269
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrfN92HI38E
  7. http://original.livestream.com/jiggmin/video?clipId=pla_1c884093-098c-4d6e-af06-d3390ed09917 asked at 2:35.
  8. http://web.archive.org/web/20110626235309/http://jiggmin.com/entries/23599
  9. http://livestre.am/Q0GR
  10. http://web.archive.org/web/20120827050757/http://jiggmin.com/threads/63919-The-Guardian-of-the-Top-Hat
  11. http://web.archive.org/web/20120105165657/http://jiggmin.com/entries/33864
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20150311201056/http://jiggmin.com/threads/64083-Global-Domination-Breaking-the-top-100
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE4h_8zr0Sk
  14. http://jiggmin.com/threads/64083-Global-Domination-Breaking-the-top-100?p=1866952&viewfull=1#post1866952
  15. http://web.archive.org/web/20120217161218/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?s=81adcaf9c1bfd4a80532156231f47f9d
  16. http://web.archive.org/web/20120605233700/http://jiggmin.com/entries/53971-Announcing-PR2-Happy-Hour
  17. http://www.kongregate.com/games/jiggmin/platform-racing-2/comments?pdis=b005q-b&sort=oldest&srid=1352827
  18. http://web.archive.org/web/20110227214635/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?s=07fec2292e0e841088f7149e77fc43a9&tag=snooping+as+usual+i+see
  19. http://original.livestream.com/jiggmin/video?clipId=pla_114089c7-ee69-4b72-a865-50ffe13596f2 revealed at 21:25.
  20. https://youtu.be/B-e1NINsfk4?t=8m10s
  21. https://youtu.be/nE4h_8zr0Sk?t=18s
  22. https://youtu.be/DKFs1E8ia5A?t=48s
  23. https://twitter.com/TumTum460/status/298557362330021888

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