Dead or Alive by NetEnt is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 9 paylines and a 96.80% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0.09 to €18 per spin, Dead or Alive is a high volatility game with a max win capped at 5000x your stake.
Design and Symbols
The theme in Dead or Alive is very easy to spot from the first minute you open the game. We find five main characters, which all play an important part during the main game and free spins.
The reels are presented on something that can remind of a billboard in a western bar. The background changes every now and then, to be anything from a rainy night in the wild west to a fun evening at one of the local watering holes.
There’s no background music in this game. What we can hear is the sounds of spins and winnings, and maybe a dog barking in the distance every now and then.
As previously mentioned, the higher paying symbols play an important role in Dead or Alive.
The wanted sign comes in five different flavours and all acts as a wild. During the free spins, which are earned by landing scatter symbols, the wilds changes and add extra features to the bonus rounds.
- All winnings are paid out with a 2x multiplier.
Wilds and Sticky Wilds
- *Sticky Wilds hold their position during the whole free-spin session.
- *When all reels have at least one wild, you are granted five extra spins.
- You keep the sticky wilds, even though the re-spins.
Note: You can only re-trigger once per free-spin session, giving a maximum potential of 17 free-spins.
Our Thoughts on Dead or Alive
Although Dead or Alive is somewhat low in the features category, I still really enjoyed my session at this somewhat classic video slot when I played it today.
With very non-intrusive background sound, and nicely animated symbols, and a fairly high frequency of the wilds, I did get a bang for the buck so to speak when doing my review.
I got to the free-spins a couple of times and was holding my breath pushing four wilds, and one spin left, hoping to get that bloody re-trigger just to be able to score that fine Dead or Alive big win, to no avail. Guess I’ll get them all next time.