Polar Push is a minigame genre in Crash Bash. The player rides a polar bear cub and tries to knock the opponents off the icy platform they are standing on. There are four Polar Push minigames: Polar Panic, Tilt Panic, Melt Panic and Manic Panic. The Bearminator boss fight is styled like Polar Push. The polar bears have a stamina meter which quickly increases. Charging at another player takes away half of it.
There is usually a hovering robot that gives the player power ups or "power downs" (although this robot is replaced with Uka Uka in Melt Panic. Uka only gives the player "power downs" and he also melts the platform). Power ups include making the player bigger (and thus stronger) and lightning, which temporarily immobilizes everyone except for whoever has it when the music ends and their team mate (if playing on teams). "Power downs" include shrinking the player (making them easier to knock off the platform) and anvils, which are similar to the lightning, except whoever has it when the music ends is crushed and killed by an anvil.
In Melt Panic, Uka Uka can make players into snowballs and freeze them. Bombs also spawn in Manic Panic and when thrown at opponents, their polar bear is killed and they have to fight without it. If they are hit by a bomb while they are off their polar bear, they are killed.