Quirky Japanese characters run amok in Toki Time, a video slot machine with 5 reels and 11 pay lines powered by Thunderkick. Tokis are Japanese-style mini monsters who pop onto the screen with each spin. These brightly coloured little critters are beautifully drawn and animated in true Thunderkick style. Although the game has no bonus feature, there is an expanding wild feature. Long-necked sheep-like creatures are the wilds and the expand whenever they appear on reels 2 and 4. They will remain there for re-spins as long as you have a winning combination.
Toki Time's win-both-ways technology makes it easier to find a winning combination since payouts are possible from both right to left and from left to right. Unfortunately, that's about it when it comes to special features. But avoid equating a lack of extra features with a shortage of action as the gameplay is remarkably fast. Because only seven coloured symbols appear on screen, smaller wins occur on a pretty regular basis. Payouts get a boost from the expanding wilds, especially when they land on both reels 2 and 4 at the same time. With Toki Time, it's possible win up to 2,400 coins in a single spin!
Thunderkick has created some of the most visually compelling online slots around in recent times. Toki Time isn't quite as mind blowing as some of their other games but the graphics are crisp and clear and set against a rural hillside backdrop which transforms from day into night as the reel spin. The clean interface allows you to focus solely on the game rather than worrying about the cluttered screens commonly seen with many other slots. The cutesy, cartoon-style theme won't appeal to everyone and the lack of special features may deter some, but the game is hypnotic and will suit players who appreciate a non-traditional approach to slots.