Nicole Swimley (PR3)
|Effects||Briefly freezes blocks.|
|First Appearance||Platform Racing 2 (2008)|
|Latest Appearance||Platform Racing 3 (2010)|
Platform Racing 2
Revealed on 2008-12-15 and released Christmas Eve, the hat was the sixth added to the game and the first holiday themed one. Its appearance is also the first to mirror the hat's real life counterpart.
While wearing the Santa Hat, every block the player steps on will temporarily 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 minimize gameplay issues, though this was reversed when the Ice Wave was added in February 2013.
Users who login on either Christmas Eve or Day are automatically given the hat. It is also available as a random prize with at least one other player for the rest of the year.
Platform Racing 3
Released on 2010-12-16, the Santa Hat returns visually unchanged, only receiving minor aesthetic touch-ups, such as making the white parts more puffy and shortening its tail.
Like in PR2, every block stood on momentarily turns to ice for those wearing it, though this effect always applied to unsafe blocks from its release. Due to changes in ice 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 25th to receive the hat as it is not winnable in levels.