Ever since NetEnt was founded, the industry giant has created some of the most iconic slots ever developed. They have pushed the boundaries for close to thirty years and along the way they have given us immortal slots such as Dead Or Alive, Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst.
With Dead Or Alive, NetEnt created one of the best and most iconic high volatility slots ever.
The slot was launched in 2009 and even though NetEnt finally gave us a sequel in 2019, the original slot still holds its own. The slot has five reels and just nine paylines, but offers a great RTP of 96,8%, combined with high volatility and a max payout of 12,000 x wager. That was considered a mindblowing max payout in 2013. and still to this day it’s a lot more than most other slots offer.
NetEnt is a giant in the iGaming industry and their slots are known all over the world. Offering phenomenal graphics, innovative features and huge rewards, the Swedish slot developer has been an important part of the industry for close to 30 years. It’s hard to even imagine where the iGaming industry would be today without slots like Starburst, Wild Worlds, Conan, Halloween Jack, and official branded slots like Ozzy Osbourne, Vikings, Dracula and the award-winning Guns N Roses.
Dead Or Alive is far from the most jampacked slot as far as special features are concerned, but there are a couple that provide you with some extra entertainment while spinning its reels. During the main game, the main thing you’re looking for is the wild symbol, which is represented by a “Wanted” poster.
The wild symbol can show up on all five reels and can substitute all other symbols, except for the scatter symbol which grants you access to the free spin round.
The scatter symbol stays close to the slots Wild West theme, being two six-shooters, one crossed over the other. The symbol can land on all five reels and if you hit three symbols on the same spin, you win 12 free spins. As an extra added perk during the free spin round, all winning combinations give you a double payout. There is no multiplier on the slot, it just simply doubles the value of all symbols during free spins.
Another great feature that will get you closer to the 12,000 x max payout, are the sticky wilds that only show up during free spins. It’s basically the same wild as in the main game, but during free spins it will stick to the reels during all remaining free spins.
If you manage to land all the different wanted posters on one reel, you win five extra free spins. With any luck you could land a so-called “Will payline” that will give you a x333 win on every single free spin on top of any other wins.
The Wild West theme has been a hit among players for many years thanks to slots like Dead Or Alive, Gunslinger and Deadwood, among others. As for Dead Or Alive, there is a lot to like even though the slot is a lot less complicated than Dead Or Alive 2 and Deadwood.
Keeping in mind that the slot is from 2013, it’s nothing less than impressive. The reels are set on a background of an open landscape in the wild west on a thunderous night. As often seen from NetEnt, the slot has a lot of great details, and symbols like a shot of whisky, cowboy boots, a Stetson and a gun holster all fit the slot’s theme perfectly.
The sheriff’s badge is the most valuable standard symbol offering a max payout of 100 x wager. But it’s even better if you manage to land five scatter symbols, because that will give you a win of 2,500 x wager.
The fact that Dead or Alive remains just as popular today as it did when it was first released is a true testament to its greatness and the quality that shines through from the second you load this iconic slot on your phone, tablet or PC.