Mosey on down to the dusty streets of the Wild West, but don’t let your hand stray too far from your holster. Rogues and ill-intentioned cowboys are drawn to this town for one reason, and that’s to attempt to make a quick buck. Rumour has it that there’s a payday to be had by pulling a train heist, while it's the talk of the town that there are folks with deep pockets loitering in the old Saloon.
About Dead or Alive 2
Jam-packed with good old Western-style action, this five-reel, three-row slot from NetEnt is the anticipated sequel to the original Dead or Alive. The slot's generous offering of bonus features puts the choice in the player's hand. Upon landing three or more Scatter symbols you can choose from a range of three features, each with varying chances of either potentially winning bigger, or more often.
How to Play Dead or Alive 2 Slot
Total Stake You can select your stake size by first selecting the level of your bet and your coin value. There are two bet levels to choose from - level 1 will wager a number of 9 coins, while level 2 will wager a number of 18 coins.
From there you may select your coin value. The lowest is £0.01; therefore the lowest wager amount you may play is £0.09, while the highest coin value is £0.50, meaning that the highest available stake size is £9.00.
Spin Once you have decided your stake size, click the spin button symbol in the middle of the gamespace to make a single spin at your chosen wager size.
Menu You can access the game’s menu by selecting the question mark symbol present on the bottom-left-hand corner of the gamespace. From here you can view information about the paytable, bonus features and game functions.
Dead or Alive 2 Slot Special Features
Landing three or more Scatter symbols will trigger 12 free spins. These spins can be used on the player’s choice of one of three games. The games each feature a varying level of volatility - they are listed below in order of volatility from least to most.
Old Saloon Free Spins
Each win achieved in this feature receives a multiplier of 2, while any Wilds landed will transform into a Sticky Wild. These symbols maintain their position throughout the free spins. Throughout the feature, if a Sticky Wild is uncovered, five additional free spins will be added.
Train Heist Free Spins
The feature starts with a multiplier bar at the top of the gamespace. With each Wild symbol landed the multiplier will increase by 1 and a further free spin will be added. If the multiplier bar reaches x16, five additional spins will be added.
High Noon Free Spins Any Wild symbols will become Sticky Wilds, maintaining their position within the reels across the feature. Landing two Wild symbols on the same reel will transform the tiles into Double Multiplier Wilds while landing three on the same reel will transform the symbols into Triple Multiplier Wilds. Landing a Sticky Wild, including Double and Triple Multiplier Wilds will award five additional free spins.
Slot Boss Review
With the reputation of the original 2009 Dead or Alive preceding it, Dead or Alive II certainly had some big boots to fill alongside some heavy expectations to match. It’s fair to say that fans of the original will find an element of nostalgia with the consistent art style of the tiles, however, the addition of animated cut-scenes between the bonus features showcases how far NetEnt has come since the original release over a decade ago. The bonus features present and the element of decision making on the player’s part contribute to a personalised style of gameplay, notably within the context of the range of volatility available across the three features. All in all, NetEnt have hit a bullseye and undoubtedly the old Saloon will welcome back a number of old patrons, as well as those wishing to see for themselves what the hype surrounding this incredible online slot is all about.