Dead or Alive is a high variance slot from NetEntertainment (NetEnt). It has a wild west theme and the reels are adorned with cowboy hats, cowboy boots, sheriff stars, colts, holsters, wanted posters and other wild west paraphernalia.
As mentioned above, this is a high variance slot. There is a free spins mode that can be very profitable it you’re lucky. If you prefer to win small and frequently in the base game, Dead or Alive is not ideal for you. It is not unusual to experience long dry spells while playing Dead or Alive. Dead or Alive is a favorite among a lot of dedicated slots players that have a pretty sizable bank roll, since they are okay with wintering out the dry spells while waiting for a super profitable free spins experience.
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The Wild West
Dead or Alive is a 5 reel slot.
There are 9 paylines.
The coin value is adjustable, from €0.01 to €0.50.
You elect how many paylines to activate (= bet on), from 1 to 9.
You elect how many coins to bet per activated payline: 1 coin, 2 coins, 3 coins or 4 coins.
The smallest possible wager is €0.01 x 1 payline x 1 coin = €0.01 per round.
The largest possible wager is €0.50 x 9 paylines x 4 coin = €18 per round.
There is an ordinary wild symbol in the base game and five stick wild symbols in free spins mode.
To get to the free spins, you need at least three scatter symbols.
There is no bonus round or interactive elements in Dead or Alive.
There is no progressive jackpot.
The RTP for Dead or Alive is 96.8 percent.
The wanted poster (Wanted – Dead or Alive – Outlaw) is a wild symbol. It can substitute for any other symbol, except for the scatter symbol.
Colts are the keys to free spin mode
The scatter symbol in Dead or Alive sports two colt revolvers. You only need to get two scatter symbols, anywhere on the reels, to win coins. If you get three or more scatter symbols, anywhere on the reels, you win coins and trigger free spins mode and is awarded with 12 free spins.
Sticky Wild Feature – hunt down bandits in free spins mode
As you know, there is a generic wanted poster in the base game that functions as a wild symbol. During free spins, you can instead see five different specific wanted posters – one for each of five different bandits. The wanted criminals are Jesse James, Belle Star, Billy the Kid, Della Rose, and Apache Kid.
Each of these five wanted posters is a Sticky Wild. When a wanted poster is displayed in free spins mode, it freezes in its place and stay there until free spins mode is over.
If you get at least one Sticky Wild on each of the five reels you will be rewarded with 5 extra free spins.