Nicole Swimley (PR3)
|Effects||Allows wearer to glide/increases super jump height|
|First Appearance||Platform Racing 2 (2008)|
|Latest Appearance||Platform Racing 3 (2010)|
Platform Racing 2
The hat was added to the game slightly over a week after its full release on 2008-05-13. The Propeller Hat is nearly an exact copy of the EXP Hat, with the only differences being that it's horizontally flipped and has a rotating propeller blade at its top.
Pressing and holding the "up" arrow key while in the air causes players with the hat to fall slower, allowing them to cross further gaps that they could not otherwise.
The Propeller Hat is available as the prize of Hat Factory in the original campaign and Volcanic Inferno in the speed campaign. Unlike other prizes, the hat is awarded to every player who finishes instead of only the winner. The Propeller Hat also effectively replaced the EXP hat as Hat Factory's prize when it was released.
Platform Racing 3
The Propeller Hat returned in Platform Racing 3 as one of the first hats designed in the game, featuring an entirely different appearance. As the EXP Hat was modified to look similar to the hat's previous design, it was made to appear like a real life version of the hat. Unlike its Platform Racing 2 counterpart, the propeller does not spin at any point.
Users wearing the hat will be given an extra boost when they super jump, increasing their maximum height. This makes the Propeller Hat the only returning one to have its function altered entirely, with the Parasol Hat serving its original purpose.