Dead or Alive is a 5×3 slot with just nine betways. Although it lacks in lines, this is more than made up for by its volatility, and the game is an impressively exciting rollercoaster from start to finish. The bet range is a bit less exciting, however, running from €0.01 to just €0.50. This is likely not enough to entice big spenders, but players who are more comfortable with casual play will likely appreciate the low limit. Dead or Alive features an incredible 96.8% RTP and offers players plenty of opportunities to win.
In addition to the basics described above, players can look forward to a few different bonus features designed to keep the game interesting. These include free spins, wilds and even multiplier wins. Let’s take a closer look at them!
The free spins round is a staple across slot games, with most well-respected developers adding a worthwhile bonus round to their titles. NetEnt is no exception, and it has included a fun free spins feature in Dead or Alive. The mode can be triggered by landing at least three scatters. The number of spins you receive depends upon the number of scatters on the board when the round is activated. However, players can win up to 12 of them.
If this was the end of the free spins round, we might be a bit disappointed at the relatively low number of spins awarded. However, there is something else to enjoy. All wins during the free spins round are doubled and receive a 2x multiplier. A cash prize is also issued before the spins begin, with the amount also tied to the number of scatters on the grid at the time. This includes a multiplier of between 4x and 2,500x the wager. Additionally, the feature can be reactivated when you land an additional three or more scatters anywhere on the reels.
In addition to the exciting free spins round, players can also expect exciting wilds on the board. The wild symbol is one of our favourites, in fact, and it consists of a ‘wanted’ poster and a cowboy portrait, with some of the most ruthless faces in the Wild West showing up. The wilds turn into sticky wilds during the bonus round, which means that they will stay on the board when the free spins are played.
Landing at least one sticky wild during the free spins round awards players an additional five spins.
One of the most impressive of Dead or Alive’s features is its multiplier wins. Lucky players can even trigger 29 free spins! When they land enough sticky wilds on the board, they can even win as much as 3,000x their stake on every free spin. This equals a massive theoretical win, though the likelihood of landing the grand prize is somewhat slim.
Dead or Alive verdict
Dead or Alive is a fun NetEnt title that revels in its theme. Graphically, we love the game and appreciate the detail that went into it. Sometimes, gameplay can suffer so that artwork can shine, but this is not the case with Dead or Alive. The game’s fantastic bonus features and its potential for massive wins make this one a winner.
Dead or Alive is available at casinos with NetEnt games.