Nicole Swimley (PR3)
|Effects||Briefly changes blocks to ice.|
|First Appearance||Platform Racing 2 (2008)|
|Latest Appearance||Platform Racing 3 (2010)|
Platform Racing 2
First revealed on 2008-12-15 and released on 2008-12-24, the hat was the sixth added to the game and the first holiday themed one. Its appearance mirrors the hat's real life counterpart, the first to do so.
Once a player wears the Santa Hat, every block the stand or run on will briefly turn into an ice block, allowing them to move at faster speeds, but have lower traction. Vanish, brick, move, arrow, crumble, and push blocks were originally unaffected to prevent gameplay issues, though this was reversed once the Ice Wave item was added in February 2013.
Users who login on Christmas Eve or Day are automatically given the hat. The Santa Hat is also available as a random prize in matches with at least one other player for the rest of the year.
Platform Racing 3
Released on 2010-12-16, the Santa Hat returns virtually unchanged in Platform Racing 3, only receiving minor aesthetic changes, such as making the white parts more puffy and shortening the tail.
Similar to its previous incarnation, players wearing the hat will have every block they stand on turn into ice for a short period. Unlike it, however, this effect always applied to unsafe blocks from its release and, due to both changes in ice block physics and how the hat now also makes the user immune to the block's slipperiness, it no longer gives them an extra speed boost at the cost of lower acceleration.
Players must login between December 16th and December 25 to automatically receive the hat, as it is no longer winnable in levels.