Dead or Alive 2 slot review introduction: There is a popular classic slot called Dead or Alive from NetEnt. It is a game that we have played a lot in the past but perhaps not so much during recent times. In the first edition Dead or Alive, it is possible to get sticky wilds during free spins. It’s a great and an appreciated feature, which has made the slot to one the most popular NetEnt games. In this review, we will reveal, what has changed.
Western themed slots are exciting and we are super glad that NetEnt decided to do a continuation of the old Dead or Alive slot. We have now tested the second version several times, have a read to know what we discovered.
About Dead or Alive 2 & the symbols
Dead or Alive II is a 5 reel-3 row western-themed slot from NetEnt. The game takes place in the Wild Wild West. You can see classic western scenes such as: wooden houses dusty streets and the prairie in the backdrop. There are lots of western gadgets, both in the background and on the game field.
In the right corner, you can spot a buffalo skeleton skull. In the left upper corner a lantern and in the left bottom corner a wooden wheel from a horse wagon.
Like in many other slots the lowered valued symbols consist of the letters, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The higher valued ones are: a whiskey bottle with glass, western boots, a cowboy hat with a rope, a gunbelt, and a sheriff star.
The most valuable symbol is the sheriff star.
There are also 5 different wild symbols and a scatter symbol which consists of 2 guns and buffalo horns. “Wild symbols substitute for all icons except Scatter symbols. Wild substitution pays the highest possible winning combination on a bet line”
Free spins feature
Scatter symbols only exist in the base game in Dead or Alive 2 slot. If you get 3 or more scatter symbols, you will be awarded with Freespins. (If you receive 3 scatter symbols you will receive 12 free spins to start with.) You can choose between three types of Freespins: Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon and Train Heist.
Old Saloon: Free Spins – All wins are multiplied by 2. “One or more Sticky wild symbols appearing on each of the reels will activate 5 extra Free spins.”
High Noon Saloon: Free spins – If you get 2 wild symbols on the same reel they will become double multiplier wild symbols. If you get 3 wild symbols on the same reel they will become triple multiplier wild symbols.”One or more Sticky wild symbols appearing on each of the reels will activate 5 extra Free Spins.
Train Heist: Free Spins – When you receive a Wild symbol the multiplier increases by 1 and you also get 1 extra Freespin. If your Multiplier meter reaches 16x, you will receive 5 extra Free spins, it’s an addition to the 1 Freespin you get when your multiplier increases by 1!
PROVIDER: NetEnt MINIMUM BET:0.09€ MAXIMUM BET: 9€ MAXIMUM WIN:A potential of 111.000x Payout. RTP:96.9% RELEASED:April 23.2019
Dead or Alive 2 slot was developed in collaboration with well-known casino streamers and the player community” so our expectations were high before testing the game. We played the game for a while and a discoverd that still two scatter symbols is a win, like in the old Dead or alive slot.
Another thing, which still is like in the old version is the minimum bet. In other words, the minimum bet is still 0.90 euro. The low bet is really nice sometimes, especially if your budget is small.
When you collect three scatter symbols you can choose between 3 different kinds of Freespins, you can select what you prefer: free spins with big wins /High Noon Saloon) or free spins with frequent winnings (Train Heist) or something in the middle(Old Saloon). This is great since you sometimes just are looking for an easy fast win or sometimes are hunting for bigger wins.
The graphics are good and appealing, perhaps not excellent but very good. We played the game for a long time and it was nice to hear the background sound while playing. The sound is awesome!
It reminds us of the game Red Dead Redemption for PlayStation and Xbox. Red Dead Redemption (1 & 2) are excellent western games where you can ride around in the Wild Wild West for hours and enjoy a lot of things like cowboys do, like shooting on outlaws.
It’s nice to getaway to the Wild Wild West for a while, especially when you can choose between three kinds of free spins and when it feels like you are playing Red Dead Redemption.
The game is thrilling even if it would have been nice with more special features in the main game or some kind of additional bonus game*(*not only free spins).
The game is better than many recent NetEnt games and we look forward to playing it a little more to get a better grasp on it and the fact that Dead or Alive 2 also includes a Scatter win jackpot, is great! (if you get 5 scatters in the base game( 2500X stake.)We give it a strong 4/5 rating or a weak 5 rating.