Adopting a very cartoonish art style, Polar Panic works well to create cute and adorable characters that are equal parts Saturday-morning cartoons mixed with the kid-friendly movie Ice Age. The oil-baron caricature, Mr. Biggs, and the goofy henchmen he employs, like trappers with flamethrowers and giant bulldozers that shoot ice-beams, do a good job at establishing a cute and approachable world that anyone in the whole family can enjoy. From a frosty village to the deck of ship, Polar Panic uses its art and environments well to create a cute and marvelous world.
The bubbly art style is matched with an whimsical musical score that actually managed to get stuck in my head. It is appropriately thematic, invoking a chilly and arctic world where a bi-pedal polar bear would call home. There are some basic sound effects as you earn points and a few of the henchmen make some silly grunts as they are trapped behind the ice and it all plays out really well. The only drawback to the music is during a level when the action gets frantic, the melody is often drowned out into the background from all the sound effects going on in-game. I would say this is more of a problem with too much going on and ruining the music, but it does sound as though those levels are a little softer with the musical accompaniment than others.