Dead or Alive Slot
Dead or Alive is a highly volatile slot released by NetEnt way back in 2009. Since then, it has established itself as a player favorite. Not only does it still look cool with its perfectly executed Wild West theme but it’s still rocking a massive winning potential.
The spaghetti western action plays out on five reels and three rows with nine paylines. The slot offers sticky wilds, free spins, and scatter pays. The RTP of Dead or Alive is 96.82%, which is impressive for a slot with such high variance, and the max win is 3000x total stake.
How to Play
The betting range of Dead or Alive is $0.09 – $18 as there are four bet levels and a maximum coin value of 0.50 with nine fixed paylines. The number of autospins that you can enable is between 10 and 1,000 with more settings for single win / loss available in the Autoplay menu.
The scatter is the highest -paying symbol with a 2,500 top payout for five symbols on a payline. The other high-value symbols include a sheriff’s badge, a bandolier, cowboy boots, a hat, and tequila shots, while the card symbols A – 10 pay smaller wins. The wild is a wanted poster that replaces all paying symbols to complete winning combos.
Three or more scatter symbols activate the free spins, awarding 12 free games. During the feature, wins are multiplied 2x and there are sticky wilds that remain in their positions for the duration of the free spins. One or more sticky wilds appearing on the reels will trigger five additional free spins.
It’s easy to see why Dead or Alive has garnered so much popularity throughout the years. It’s really easy to play, so it appeals to a wide audience and it’s got massive potential in the free spins feature that comes with double payouts, extra free games, sticky wilds, and even better – can be retriggered.
If you’re lucky to activate the free spins numerous times during your game session, you could bag some awesome wins. Of course, it might take patience and a big enough bankroll. The regular payouts in the base game help a bit but the free spins are definitely where you should be aiming.
The game is immersive, with NetEnt’s signature masterfully crafted design and attention to detail. The only thing that could probably benefit the experience is the option to remove the whip sound after pressing every button as it can get overbearing after a while.