In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Polar makes his first appearance in the snow-themed warp room. If a player belly slams on Polar only one time, the player will get an extra 10 lives. Polar also appears as Crash's transportation in the levels Bear It (level 8), Bear Down (level 13), and secret level, Totally Bear (level 26). He also appears in the last quarter of Un-Bearable (level 15), where Crash must ride him to get away from a much bigger polar bear.
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
In Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Polar only appears in the opening cut-scene where he get's woken up from sleep hearing Uka Uka's evil laugh. He then appears in the lounge of the Bandicoot House listening to Aku Aku's story about his history with Uka Uka. Polar for some reason is seen running out when Aku Aku, Crash and Coco are heading to the Time Twister, but he get's left behind and he looks slightly frustrated at this. His final appearance is in the full ending where he is seen in the lounge again with everyone, including new fellow pets Pura and Baby T.
Crash Team Racing
Polar is a playable character in Crash Team Racing. His home track is Polar Pass. Along with Pura, his best stat is handling, and as such, he is classified as a character for beginners. He is one of the eight starter characters, and can be chosen as the player's character in the Adventure mode where Aku Aku is his tutor. In the opening cut-scene he can be seen in his kart, reading a book called "How to Drive" upside down. In the epilogue, it is revealed that he becomes a taste tester for an unnamed leading ice cream company.
In Crash Bash, Polar appears as the polar bears in the Polar Push minigames that Crash and friends ride.
Crash Nitro Kart
In Crash Nitro Kart, Polar was brainwashed by N. Trance, along with Dingodile and Pura, into racing for Team Trance. However, in the Team Bandicoot ending, he is shown relaxing on the beach with Crash, Coco and Crunch, revealing that he eventually escaped his brainwashing. Similar to Crash Team Racing, he excels in handling. Polar can be unlocked by winning the Blue Gem Cup. He has good turning like Zam, N.Gin and Coco.
In Crash Twinsanity, he is seen at Cortex's gathering of villains and holding a baseball bat. This might be because of how Crash rode him in Cortex Strikes Back or being left behind in Warped. However, this does not confirm him as a villain as he is seen with the Bandicoots happily at the end of the of Hero's Ending in Crash Nitro Kart.
Crash Boom Bang
In Crash Boom Bang, Polar makes a cameo as part of the Silhouette Quiz minigame. He is shown standing on his back legs and wearing jean shorts, similar to Pura's new look.