Ready for an adventure in the Wild, Wild West? Developer Net Entertainment offers players just that and more courtesy of its cult cowboy-themed classic Dead or Alive slot. Featuring some of the era’s most notorious outlaws like Billy the Kid and Jesse James on its reels, Dead or Alive invites players to do the slots equivalent of robbing a bank with maximum wins of up to 3,000 times your stake on offer. Stakes range from just 9p up to £18 per spin.
Dead or Alive is a 5 reel, 9 payline video offering and comes complete with a number of exciting bonus features. Chief among them is the Free Spins feature which offers 12 free spins. That’s not all as wins are doubled thanks to the 2x multiplier. The dozen free spins are triggered by the appearance of three or more Free Spin symbols, in this case a Wild West guns, anywhere on the reels in the base game.
Cash prizes ranging from 4times right up to a whopping 2,500 times your stake are also offered before you start this feature. It all depends on how many scatters symbols you get. You’ll need to hit all five to scoop the 2,500 multiplier though which is highly unlikely (but possible!).
Things get even more interesting during Free Spins feature as Wild Wanted Poster symbols become Sticky Wilds and hold their position for the duration. One or more Sticky Wild symbols appearing on all the reels triggers an extra 5 free spins. These can be retriggered to get even more free spins, up to 29 in fact if things go your way, not to mention a 2x multiplier.
The key to really big wins is getting plenty of sticky wilds in the Free Spins feature. That’s where the massive potential payout of 3,000 times your stake becomes possible. Sticky wilds is what makes Dead or Alive a cult favourite and very highly volatile – a handful of these in the right places can really take your winnings to a whole different level.
Typical of NetEnt, Dead or Alive is very easy on the eye with a selection of Wild West paraphernalia on its reels including stetsons, cowboy boots, liquor shots and sheriff’s badges. The honky tonk soundtrack is pretty catchy too. Dead or Alive isn’t for the faint hearted, and not just because of features some of America’s most notorious gunslingers!
This is a high variance slot. It won’t pay out all that often so it can eat your bankroll pretty quickly if you’re not careful. When it does payout though watch out. It can deliver riches that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid would be proud of. If you like these kind of slots (volatile ones), Blood Suckers by NetEnt is also another favourite.