Polar is a recurring character in the Crash Bandicoot series. He is a polar bear mount who helps Crash though his adventures.
He is voiced by Debbie Derryberry in Crash Nitro Kart and Misty Lee in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Polar makes his debuted in this game. Crash attempts to jump on him and go though an artic search for crystals. He also appeared in the artic section of the warp room (which leads Crash to the Komodo Brothers).
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Polar second appearance in the series was a brief cameo in this game's intro cinematic.
Polar briefly appears during the intro for the first boss fight. For some reason, Polar appears upset with Crash and is wielding a baseball bat. He was actually put there just as a joke by the game's developers.
CTR (Crash Team Racing)
Polar's third appearance is his biggest role as a hero. He is one of the eight starting playable characters to defeat Nitrous Oxide in Crash Team Racing. He rides a light blue kart and is in the same class as Pura, Ripper Roo and (in some versions of the game) Penta Penguin.
In the game's intro, it was reavealed that Polar had a mini library of books. He was also seen reading one about driving on his kart.
4 Polars appeared in the Polar push minigames in Crash Bash for the four challangers to ride on. To win the minigame, your character must push the others off the arena or deplete all their opponents health gauges.
Crash Bandicoot: A Huge Adventure (XS)
Polar again aids Crash in trying to outrun a giant yeti during certain sections in the game.
Crash Nitro Kart
Polar was brainwashed by N. Trance and appears as a playable racer on N. Trance's team.
Crash Boom Bang
Polar had a cameo in one of the minigames and has an appearance similar to Pura.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Polar returns in the remaster for Crash Team Racing serving the same role he had in the original game. He is a Turn class driver.
- His Crash Nitro Kart voice over is Debi Derryberry who also voiced Coco Bandicoot.
- In Crash Twinsanity and Crash Boom Bang, Polar is able to stand on two legs.
- Polar is only seen in the Bandicoot house scenes in Warped.