Toki Time is 5 reel, 11 payline video slot from developer Thunderkick. The Tokis in question 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. Join them from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Simplicity is the watchword with Toki Time. It doesn’t come masses of shiny features or expansive bonus rounds. The only real extra is the expanding wild feature. These expanded wilds (look out for the strange, sheep-like creature) appear on reels 2 and 4 and remain in place for a respin as long as you find a winning payline.

Finding that winning combination is easier in Toki Time than some other slots as it benefits from win both ways technology with payouts possible from both left to right and right to left. And that’s about it for features unfortunately.

Don’t mistake a lack of extras for a shortage of action though. The gameplay is fast. Only 7 coloured symbols appear on screen so the smaller wins come along on a fairly regular basis. The payouts certainly get a boost from the expanding wilds, especially if you manage to find them on both reels 2 and 4 at the same time. It’s possible win up to 2,400 coins in a single spin.

Thunderkick has created some of the most visually arresting online slots around in recent times. Yes, Esqueleto Explosivo, we’re looking at you. Toki Time doesn’t quite reach those majestic heights but the cutesy images are perfectly clear and set against a rural hillside backdrop which transforms from day into night as the spins continue. It’s all very minimal allowing you to focus purely on the game rather than worrying about superfluous buttons or images that clutter the screens in many other slots.

The cute, cartoon-style theme won’t appeal to everyone. Neither will the lack of big, jackpot inducing feature and other showy goodies. If you’re after some simple, hypnotic gameplay though then won’t go wrong with the monsters on show in Toki Time. If you like Japanese-themed slots, Akaneiro by Odobo is very good.