Maintaining its reputation for quirky, beautifully designed video slots, Thunderkick has come up with the very strange Toki Time – there’s something of the Teletubbies about these antler-sporting monsters. Played using a 5 reel, 11 payline, win both ways game engine, it comes with expanding wilds and plenty of respins. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
No matter how strange the theme, Thunderkick always puts plenty of care into the design of its games and Toki Time is no exception. Even by the developer’s often out there themes, this one is pretty bonkers. The reels include 5 brightly coloured creatures as well as a smiling sun. The grinning cloud is the top payer, awarding 24 times your total stake if you land 5 in combination. Rather than spinning around the reels, the symbols are fired from pods at the bottom of the screen. Winning combinations can start from both reel 1 and reel 5 and all symbols can land fully stacked.
Central to the action here is the bizarre sheep-like animal who sports a rather impressive set of antlers. It is the game’s wild and can land on reels 2 and 4 only. When it does, it expands to turn the whole of the reel wild. Perhaps more importantly, you’ll also be awarded a free respin with the stacked wild locked in place. The respins then continue until there’s one that doesn’t result in a winning combination. This is known as the Expanded Wild with Respin on Win feature.
That’s your lot as far as features go – there aren’t any traditional bonus feature on offer here so if free spins are a must, you should look elsewhere. Despite the lack of free spins, there’s still plenty of action on offer here thanks to the win both ways payouts the respins with stacked wilds which hit at regular intervals.
The variance is in the medium range – you can win up to 1,130 times your total bet on every spin though which is good. Lovely to look at as usual, Toki Time is a typically surreal effort from Thunderkick. The cutesy theme isn’t one of our favourites. If you can see past that, the respins and stacked wilds make this an enjoyable and very playable game. I would rather play other Thunderkick titles like 1429 Uncharted Seas or Luchadora.