Video Slot Review – Dead or Alive - Netent
If any of you have ever wondered where letsgiveitaspin got his fancy hat from (check his twitch and youtube channel), then look no further. Dead or Alive from Netent is the beneficiary of this magnificent headpiece. Dead or Alive is a high volatility video slot, with an RTP of 96.8%. You find five reels and nine win-lines. We find wilds and free-spins as special features. The theme is all about the west, and the highest paying symbols are all wanted WILD crooks and thieves from the wild, wild west.
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 flavors 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.
Land three scatter symbols to activate the free spins feature, starting with 12 spins with the same bet level that initiated the spins.
- All winnings are paid out with a 2x multiplier.
Wilds and Sticky Wilds
During free-spins, Wilds will turn to 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 through the re-spins.
Important to 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 on the somewhat low in 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, to no avail. Guess I’ll get them all next time.
Kim loves the game, and his youtube profile-picture really shows off his affection to the game as well.