Totems appear in Panic Mode.
They are like a blue glowing orb on a small totem, the same height as the playable character.
So in Panic Mode, they appear from time to time, you hear 3 thud type sounds as they appear from the bottom of the screen, the words "Protect me" appear over it with a count down in seconds, so you have to make sure no bouncing ball hits into the totem during the countdown. Once the countdown reaches zero you get a points bonus.
Do this 10 times.
It does not have to be done in one game of Panic Mode, its cumulative .
If one bouncing ball hits the totem then it vanishes.