Dead or Alive is one of Net Entertainment’s most popular and commonly-played video slot titles, and a recent re-design has seen player-interest surge to all-time highs.
The game – along with its Wild Wild West theme – is attractive to players, mainly thanks to the huge wins that can be found inside the bonus-round, and landing a wild-line (5-of-a-kind wild symbols) has become somewhat of a “holy grail” for slot players around the world.
- The new version of Dead or Alive is built using HTML5 as opposed to flash – this means players on all gaming devices and platforms can enjoy the game.
- The “Quickspin” feature has been added, allowing players to increase the speed at which the reel’s spin. (This was a notorious annoyance with the old, flash version.)
- The game has also received a subtle ‘facelift’, with the graphical quality and audio soundtrack being improved upon. One of the most obvious changes, is the large payline number plaques, either side of the reels, which have increased significantly in quality.
Other than that, the game remains largely the same, and on the reels, players will find a selection of symbols, with both the low-paying traditional playing card symbols, including 10, J (Jack), Q (Queen), K (King), and A (Ace), and the high-paying, game specific symbols, which includes a Cowboy Hat, a Sherriff’s Badge, a pair of Cowboy Boots, a Shot Glass, and a Horse Stirrup. The wild symbols are different on each reel, and simply show a different Cowboy or Cowgirl.
The sole bonus-round in Dead or Alive is the free-spins round, and this is triggered by landing three, four, or five of the scatter symbols (pistol chambers) anywhere on the reels. Once you do, you’ll enter the free-spins round, with 12 free-spins.
During the bonus, all wins are doubled – but that’s not what makes Dead or Alive so special; whenever you land a Wild Symbol on the reels, it will stick in place, and remain stuck for the remaining spins.
If you’re lucky enough to get a sticky wild on all five reels, you’ll be awarded an extra 5 free-spins – and this is where the money can get really big. It’s not uncommon for players to win 2,000X + their total stake if they reach this stage, and simple searches on YouTube reveal wins that far surpass that – one lucky player won an incredible £2,000 + from a £0.18 stake!
While it’s not possible to re-trigger the free-spins, if you can snatch those five extra spins, you’re in with a great chance of hitting your biggest payday ever… and with a staggering £54,000 on offer as the top win… this is a game ANY slot player, new or experienced, should be checking out during their online gambling adventures!