Toshi Video Club

|Hacksaw Gaming|2021-08-05|RTP: 96.17 %
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Game provider
Hacksaw Gaming
Toshi Video Club
Feature Buy
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Progressive jackpot
Min. bet
Random Feature
Max. bet
Maximum win
Last update
August 4, 2021


2 votes - 3.00/5.00

Become a member of Toshi Video Club and take a retro Japanese city trip down videogame memory lane. Available on desktop, tablet or mobile, Toshi Video Club features cascading wins and modifiers that combine with a progressive multiplier on each spin. Plus a free spins round that does not reset between spins for a bonus that can lead to wins of up to 10,000 times your stake.

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Slot Details

Toshi Video Club is a 5×5 cascading grid slot with 15 pay lines. Wins are awarded for matching three or more symbols along lines on adjacent reels from left to right. Join the arcade action at Toshi Video Club from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin and this game is highly volatile and comes with an RTP of 96.17%. You can also Bonus Buy into the free spins round for 120x your stake, which comes with an RTP of 96.24%.

Japanese can be an awkward translation to English but directly, Toshi as a single word means ‘city’ or ‘urban’, which fits the design by Hacksaw of an urban video club set in a Japanese city. The background uses a retro comic book style of Ben Day Dots printing and symbols are edgy and intriguing, such as an 80s Atari game controller and videotape; an abstract stylisation seen before with hits like Chaos Crew and Stack ‘Em.

Adding some method to the madness, high-paying symbols are a solid mix of orange and black, while lower pays are in grey shades and obscure by comparison. Soothing Japanese string music gels nicely with the game and speeds up to heighten excitement during the free spins bonus.

Toshi Video Club Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with a panda, whale, cat, girl and a bowl, which pay 5x your stake for five of a kind. Orange and black symbols stand out with a videotape, television, game console, sushi roll and frog in a suit which pay up to 20x your stake for five of a kind. Wilds are self-titled paying 40x your stake for five in a win line and substituting for all symbols except for the free spins symbols which trigger the bonus round for landing three or more. This game also has a multiplier symbol that works with the game’s progressive multiplier and come in the shape of a Daruma Doll (more details below).

Toshi Video Club Slot Features

Hacksaw Gaming’s Pocketz Series of games deliver simple mechanics in minimalist design, with explosive volatility. Toshi Video Club joins a flux of recent titles that mix and match their innovative features and multiplying mechanics, as Hacksaw take advantage of the recent wave of interest. Let’s see what combination of features Toshi Video Club brings to the series.

When matching symbols connect, wins are tallied and then symbols pop from the play area to leave space for new and existing symbols to tumble down into. This game mechanic, known as Cascading, can lead to further wins and repeats until no more wins occur. At the end of a sequence, the tally of wins is paid as a total.

Toshi Video Club Free Spins

Above the play area sits a progressive multiplier counter which will multiply all wins by the value shown. The counter resets between spins during the base game and is affected by the appearance of Daruma Doll symbols of different sizes. Orange Daruma Dolls add to the value and come in three different sizes. The large Green Doll will multiply the value. Once Daruma Dolls are played they pop like standard symbols, as part of the cascading win mechanic:

  • Small Daruma Doll: Adds 1, 2 or 5 to the multiplier total.
  • Medium Daruma Doll: Adds 10, 15 or 20 to the total.
  • Large Daruma Doll: Adds 25, 50 or 100.
  • Green Daruma Doll: Multiplies the current total by x2, x3, x4 or x5.

Land three or more free spins symbols to trigger the Toshi Video Club Free Spins. During the bonus, the progressive multiplier does not reset between spins and hold its value, only increasing when affected by the appearance of Daruma Doll symbols. Each win is multiplied by the total shown in the progressive multiplier counter

Final Verdict

Hacksaw Gaming cleverly designed one of the best bonus rounds so far for 2021 with Stack ‘Em. Toshi Video Club takes that bonus mechanic and attempts to blend it through a base game and bonus using Daruma Dolls instead of winning symbols. The extreme volatility doesn’t lend itself well to this formula and following Stack’ Em, the result feels rather tame; wins are still bare in the base game but with a downside of a less exciting bonus. Still a great game, with Hacksaw’s offbeat trademark design but a shadow of Stack ‘Em, in more ways than one. Be cautious of lower-paying RTP models.

Toshi Video Club – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How much can I win on Toshi Video Club?
2. Will Toshi Video Club by Hacksaw Gaming be found with different RTP's?
3. What are Ben Day Dots?
4. What is a Daruma Doll?


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