|First Appearance||Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back|
|Affiliation(s)|| Aku Aku, Crash Bandicoot (Owner), Coco Bandicoot,
N. Trance (Crash Nitro Kart while brainwashed)
|Latest Appearance||Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D|
|Portrayed by|| Satomi Koogari
Debi Derryberry (Crash Nitro Kart)
Polar is a polar bear cub from the Crash Bandicoot series. Being Crash's pet, he helped Crash get through various dangerous icy passageways. Debuting in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, he has appeared in many kart racing titles, and has made assorted cameos in other mainstream Crash Bandicoot titles.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes BackEdit
In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Polar makes his first appearance in the snow-themed warp room. If a player jumps on Polar several times, their lives count will increase. Polar also appears as Crash's transportation in the levels, Bear It, Bear Down and secret level, Totally Bear. He also appears on the last chase on Un-Bearable where Crash must ride him to get to the end of the level.
Crash Bandicoot: WarpedEdit
In Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Polar only appears in the opening and closing cut-scene, sitting next to Crash.
Crash Team RacingEdit
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. 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 that Crash and friends ride.
Crash Nitro KartEdit
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 earlier titles (it turns out he was joking).
Crash Boom BangEdit
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3DEdit
- Polar barks like a dog, just like Pura meows and makes noises like a cat.
- In Crash Bandicoot 2, he sits outside the a warp portal and isn't shown going in them after Crash, but yet he still arrives in the level before Crash does.
- Polar became an ice cream tester as revealed in the epilogue of CTR.
- Even though Polar is seen upset at Crash in Twinsanity, the creators revealed that was just a joke to put in for fun.
- Polar was originally going to appear in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, but he was cut for unknown reasons.