Dead or Alive is a 5-reel 9-payline slot machine powered by Net Entertainment software. Also known as NetEnt, you can find this game along with many others in the video slot section of your favourite NetEnt powered online casino.
The theme is based in an old western era, as you could probably gather from the title. The symbols on the reels stay true to the theme and include what you would expect; Cowboy Hats, Guns, Whiskey and of course Boots. Also, standard playing card values make their way onto the reels, staying true to online slot machine design. The layout and the graphics are clean but simple, however; the colors are appealing and make for an interesting slot session.
Dead or Alive is a coin based game and you can choose between $0.01 and $0.5 coin amounts. The maximum number of coins that may be bet on any value is 36, which makes for a pretty large bet if you are looking to play for high stakes. The fewer paylines make this slot machine higher variance, but the hits are impressive. The largest fixed jackpot in the game is 1,500x the coin bet.
Wilds, Scatters, and Bonus Features:
The Wanted Poster is wild and will substitute for all other symbols in the game besides the scatter. Of course having a wild will make more winning combinations possible on the reels, which in turn could help boost your balance in a positive way. During the free game feature the Poster becomes a sticky wild and will feature characters you would find back in the old Western days. This symbol by itself will not activate any bonus features, but adds to the excitement once it’s triggered.
The Colt .45 is the scatter and will payout wins for two or more symbols on the reels, in any spot. The payouts are multiplied by your total bet, depending on the amount that lands on your screen. Also, this symbol will trigger the awesome free game bonus feature.
Three or more scatters will trigger the feature and will give you 12 free games with a x2 multiplier. The Wanted Poster is active and will act as sticky wilds which mean they are held in place on certain spins. They will help complete more winning payline combinations for you, which could make the bonus feature potentially profitable. More free games may be awarded when you have a sticky wild on each reel, which isn’t as hard as it sounds; when this happens you will earn 5 more free games. When the bonus feature ends you are returned to your game and all winnings are added to your balance.
All in all this game is pretty high variance and exciting when the symbols land in the right spots. The payouts are attractive, the theme is entertaining and it’s one of the most popular games on the software.