Dead or Alive from NetEnt
Dead or Alive has gained something of a cult status over the years that it has been online. The slot is not fantastically intricate, nor does it offer a vast amount of special features. It runs on the regular five reels and only nine paylines and has a free spins round and sticky wilds.
The Coin range is a nice 0.09 to 18, which makes it a good one for different budgets. Beware however, this is a high variance slot which means that small wins do not come very often, and you have to hang on for the chance to hit the jackpot or the no deposit online casino free spins. The slot is found on desktop platform currently and is not available on mobile.
3D Animated Graphics
The graphics in Dead or Alive slot are very good. They are obviously drawn and do not look filmed, but they are very modern and crisp. The reels stand out in 3D and high definition should you be using an HD screen. Backdrop to the reels appears to be a Western American town at sunset with a wind mill and a wooden saloon. The buttons at the bottom of the screen have been done in accordance to the theme as well, with suitable curly wood and silver nameplates. Some of the symbols have very good animation sequences when they form part of a winning combination.
Wild West Theme
Dead or Alive is set in that very popular period of time in America when cowboys were heroes and outlaws battled sheriffs in the streets. The phrase Dead or Alive was common on wanted posters of dangerous men just above a reward for either themselves or their bodies. The slot itself is a good natured one, with funny looking bad guys and heroic looking cowboys either intent on helping you get money, or taking away your money.
The symbols in Dead or Alive slot represent all of this, from the lowest paying ones which the regular 10 through to Ace from a deck of cards. These have been designed to look like they are made of metal and would fit into the Dead or Alive world as a name plate. Next up we have the more theme based symbols such as the ever present Stetson hat, a sheriffs’ badge, a bottle of whiskey, a six shooter and a pair of cowboy boots. These will all pay out different amounts depending on how may of them you find in a row on the reels.
Dead or Alive Special Features
Dead or Alive does not a have a mind blowing array of special features, but the ones it does have are worth playing for. The first one is the games scatter symbol. This is represented by a pair of pistols that have two functions. The first is to award a payout for up to 25 coins for four of them. Three or more of them however will trigger a bonus round.
The games bonus round is a free spins round where all wins will attract a multiplier too. During this round special sticky wilds will appear in the shape of famous cowboys faces. These wilds will stay in place for the whole of the free spins round and can replace any other symbol in the round except for the scatter. This round can be retriggered.
The last feature is the games normal wild symbol. This is a wanted poster and can replace any other symbol in the base game except the scatter, leading to more winning combinations.