Totem Poles appear in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the second game.

In Cortex Strikes Back, they are hazards that appear in the Polar riding levels Bear It, Bear Down, and Totally Bear. Crash dies if he hits one.

In The Huge Adventure, they appear in Frostbite Cavern and Snow Crash but only as decoration in the background, not hazards.

They reappear in the N. Sane Trilogy remaster of the second game where they reprise the same role they had in the original version of Cortex Strikes Back.