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This article contains a list of hats in Platform Racing 2 ordered by 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 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 Fly! Fold 100,000 points in Folding at Home. 2008-06-14[2]
Platform Racing 2 - Crown Hat Crown Hat Immune to Swords, Mines and Laser Guns. Falls off in deathmatches after one use. Fold 5,000 points in Folding at Home or become a moderator.
Platform Racing 2 - Santa Hat Santa Hat Temporarily freezes every block the player stands on.
  1. Log in on Christmas Eve/Day 
  2. Randomly in a level with 2-4 users.
2008-12-24[3]
Platform Racing 2 - Party Hat Party Hat Grants immunity to Lightning.
  1. Log in on New Year's Eve/Day 
  2. Randomly in levels with 2-4 players.
2009-12-31[4]
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 Start before the countdown finishes and gives 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 when completing levels in over 90 seconds. (2012-18)

Doubles guild points.

Beat "Redemption" by cooldude90 2012-07-14
Platform Racing 2 - Thief Hat Thief Hat Picking it up switches hats with a random player. Beat "Apocalypse" by Divinity 2012-11-29[5]
Platform Racing 2 - Jigg Hat Jigg Hat Bounce on another player's head. Play "Buto (EXACT)" by ZePHiR, wait here until the clock reads 0:42, then the hat will fall into the pit. Grab it and complete the level.Platform Racing 2 - Jigg Hat Location 2013-02-05
Platform Racing 2 - Artifact Artifact Reverses controls, gives a Speed Burst, changes the timer to 30 seconds and plays "We are Loud". Finishing with it awards, at most, 50,000 experience points. Found in a level selected by the staff that changes every so often. Can't be won. 2013-02-14

Trivia

  • Before the Propeller Hat was created, Hat Factory's original prize was the EXP Hat, which was simply called "Hat" at the time.[6]
Platform Racing 2 - Original EXP Hat
  • The EXP and Kong Hats initially had different designs. The EXP's was changed when PR2 was released on Kongregate, while Kong's was updated when the Crown and Cowboy Hats were added.
Platform Racing 2 - Original Kong Hat
Platform Racing 2 - Beta EXP Hat
  • The Crown and Cowboy Hats were made Folding at Home prizes in November 2008 due to heavy user requests.
  • While the Santa Hat was made a random prize right after release, the Party Hat oddly wasn't until April.[7][8]
  • Jiggmin initially considered making the Aviator Cap from Platform Racing 3 the 9th hat.[9]
  • The Top Hat was originally given out by Jiggmin to those who had "an awesome level" or sent him an email that he read on his livestream.[10] A contest was later announced on 2011-06-24 where it would be winnable in "the ultimate Platform Racing 2 level", with "The Golden Compass" being chosen on September 4th.[11][12][13]
    • Jiggmin also originally planned for multiple levels to give out the hat.
  • Due to an error, the Moon Hat partially covers the close button on its pop-up screen. Jiggmin was informed of the issue, merely responding "it's just that cool".
Platform Racing 2 - Moon Hat Size
  • The Jump Start Hat was announced as an unnamed prize for everyone in June 2011 if Jiggmin's Folding at Home team could break into the top 100.[14] Its name and ability were revealed 7 months later on 2012-01-19 once it reached rank 105, with it being given to everyone who logged in starting a week later.[15][16][17] This ended on May 2nd when the aformentioned Happy Hours were introduced, however.[18]
  • The Jump Start Hat originally gave a full Speed Burst as seen in its announcement video.[19] It also didn't give one at the start of levels, though this was altered during Motley Monday.
  • Jiggmin originally planned for accounts two years or older to automatically receive the Top Hat, though the database tracking join dates being broken prevented this.[20] Instead it was briefly given to those whose rank met certain, secret, strict requirements.
  • The Santa Hat originally didn't freeze vanish, crumble, arrow, push and brick blocks, though this was altered when the Ice Wave was added.
  • The Jigg Hat was a Motley Monday idea that Tommy 8 came up with on 2012-12-15.[21] Jiggmin all but confirmed it would be added by asking for a course in its thread that combined all Platform Racing levels one day before its announcement.[22]
    • The exact level was initially a secret, with Fred the Giant Cactus creating a course titled "Tresure Map" that required a password pertaining to a typo in Newbieland 2 to play. 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 map's ID number.
  • While never officially given out, it is possible to keep an Artifact, though it doesn't grant extra experience.

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