Dead or Alive Slot
Dead or Alive is a fine Western Outlaw themed online slot game presented by game making gurus – Net Entertainment. The game comes complete with superb audio and visual offerings and plenty of pistol-whipping fun in the free spin round, with up to 1,500x win on single lines in the base game and double that in the free spins round.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
This Western game boasts the visuals akin to the best of what NetEnt has to offer. It is up to you, as the sheriff, to put a stop to the five most wanted outlaws in the territory, and to reap the bounties and rewards as a result thereof.
The reels of that NetEnt slot game are set on a desolate farm hideout in Utah, where there is surely a storm brewing in the clouds; the windmill in the background is a testament to that. The sound effects will have you living the suspense, with the dog barking in the background warning of trouble, and the creaking and slamming door being tossed by the wind.
Dead or Alive symbols remain thematic, though the lower-valued card deck symbols lack a little bit of imagination, in our opinion. The higher-paying symbols include Western-themed icons, which are represented by A sheriff’s badge, bullet belt with pistol and holster, a cowboy Stetson, riding boots with spurs, and a shot of whisky. If you are going to wrangle some outlaws, you had a better look the part!
Dead or Alive's Wild is a wanted poster. In the free spins round, the Wild will be iconised by posters with 1 of 5 different outlaws on it, including the likes of Billy the Kid, Jessie James and more. The game scatters the crossed six-guns, which is key to triggering the main feature.
This slot is played over a 5-reel setup with only nine pay lines, but don’t let the number of lines put you off. Your bets will be more affordable per spin (0.09 – 18), and you can rack up payouts of up to 1,500 times your line bet per pay line.
A 96.8% RTP with a game variance on the medium to high side should tell you to hunker down and play the long game because if you hit the main feature, your patience is bound to pay off.
To play, select your bet and hit the Spin button to get the reel rollers underway. If you do not want to press Spin every time, you can also pre-set the machine to auto-spin the reels for you, between 10 and 1,000 times. Simply press AutoPlay and adjust the number selection.
There is only one special feature in Dead or Alive, but it is sure to pay out handsomely.
Roll 3 or more pistol scatters anywhere in view and activate the free spin bonus round. You will be transported to a Western Saloon, where the game increases in intensity to meet the measure of the expectation of such around.
You will be awarded 12 free spins that are subject to a multiplier of 2x on all wins. Every Wild that lands on the screen will stick in place for the remainder of the feature, in hopes of conjuring up some big wins! Should you land five wilds over the reels throughout the feature, you will trigger a further five free spins to your tally of rolls.
Play ‘On The Go’
Dead or Alive was available online for a long time before it arrived on the mobile stage. Its adaptation to the small screen has seen great success. The latest HTML5 technology allows for the gameplay and quality of visual and sounds to integrate perfectly across the mobile platform.
Adjustments have been made to the controller interface to allow for more comfortable gameplay via touch display.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Dead or Alive offers a great slot experience, even though it is a few years old already. It just shows how far advanced NetEnt have always been.
The game is suited to riskier players, due to the higher volatility, as experienced bankroll management is vital to surviving the base game spins. On the other hand, NetEnt bonuses might help you with your survival when you start.