Dead or Alive 2 Slots

Anyone half invested in slots has at least heard of Dead or Alive. It’s one of those classic games which have earned a cult status due to how awesome they are. And despite rumours of the developers lowering its volatility when it was updated to HTML5? It still remained popular enough for NetEnt to feel the need to make a sequel. So how does it stack up in comparison? Dead or Alive 2 is played on a 5x3 board with 9 fixed paylines. It allows players to choose between three free spins rounds. One of these will be immediately recognizable to fans of the original release, as it’s the same bonus. The other two free spins are brand new, and can award some insanely high cash prizes.

How to Play

We really like how the developers captured the feeling of the original in the background image. It’s not an outright copy. In fact, it’s quite distinct in terms of appearance. But all the key elements are there, just done a lot better. Not to mention our favourite visual addition: the ability to shoot! You can shoot bottles, the horseshoe and the lantern with your gun. You play Dead or Alive 2 on a 5-reel board, where each reel is three symbols tall. To win, gamblers must collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All wins must follow one of the currently active paylines or the cash prize won’t be awarded.

Betting Options and Payout

Setting your total bet is a simple enough task. Simply adjust the coin value and total bet until you find a wager you’re satisfied with. You aren’t able to turn individual paylines on or off, so you are limited to what the developers offer! Your total bet can range between $0.09 and $18 on each spin. This slot has super-high volatility and an RTP of 96.8%, which is a bit above the current industry average. The jackpot is worth 111,111.11x your total stake, which is an insanely high top prize! In that regard, this game has definitely lived up to its predecessor. Monster wins, here we come!

Symbols and Extra Features

NetEnt has wisely decided not to change the actual symbols that much.When you compare them, it’s clear that the old icons were used as inspiration. The new variants are higher resolution and have more details, but are otherwise almost identical. Collect three or more Scatters to win 12 free spins. Before you can start playing, you’re given a choice between three different extra turns. • Old Saloon: All wins during this bonus are multiplied by 2x. Landing sticky Wild in each reel wins 5 extra free spins. • High Noon Saloon: Whenever two or three Wilds land on the same reel, they become a 2x or 3x multiplier Wilds, respectively. The sticky Wild mechanic from Old Saloon also appears here. • Train Heist: Whenever Wild lands on the reels, it increases the multiplier by one and an extra turn is added. If the multiplier reaches 16x, 5 additional free spins are played. •

Our Verdict

It might have taken a long time, but it was well worth the wait! Dead or Alive 2 feels like a proper sequel to one of NetEnt’s legendary slots. The best part about it is that the gameplay of the old game is preserved within the new one. You can play it just like you did the old release, or you can use the new special features. Either way, you’re in for a treat!
Rating:
Game Details
Software:
NetEnt
Release Date:
2019
Reels:
5
Paylines:
9
Progressive:
No
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
Yes
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
Yes
Free Spins:
Yes
Multiplier:
Yes
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.01 - $1.00
Max Bet:
$18
Jackpot:
111,111.11x