Saddle your horses and get your six-shooter ready as the gang of five outlaws from the epic Dead or Alive slot is riding again. Dead or Alive 2 is the sequel to the legendary original, which is better known as DOA in the player community. It will be released on 24th April 2019 and comes with a win potential of over 100,000 times your bet.
The immense popularity of the original Dead or Alive slot has given NetEnt quite a challenge to create a sequel that does the legendary game justice. And it looks like they’ve done just that. It is still a 9-liner, the sticky wilds in the free spins round have been kept, ensuring we can still celebrate hitting a wild line on the Dead or Alive 2 slot. But there is more, they’ve given the new slot three options for the free spins – Old Saloon with sticky wilds and multipliers in the same style as the original, followed by High Noon Saloon with sticky multiplier wilds and Train Heist with increasing win multipliers of up to x16.
Dead or Alive II is a video slot with five reels, three rows and nine fixed pay lines. You can join the gang of outlaws on desktop or mobile from 0.09 to 18 credits. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.80%, which is exactly the same as the original.
NetEnt went to great length to keep as much as possible of the original but gave the entire design a modern touch. A typical Western town can be seen in the background of the translucent game window. The reels are now completely frameless and held only by wooden beams that are usually used for hangings. The gang of five outlaws is riding in the same formation – Billy, Belle, Jesse, Della and Apache and the other pay symbols have received a makeover while the soundtrack played on an acoustic guitar.
The pay symbol set went through a complete modernisation cycle but remained exactly the same as on the original just as the pays for a five of a kind. This means you will find at the low end the card royals from 10 through to A. They are followed in ascending order by a whiskey glass and bottle, a pair of cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, a holster with a handgun and a sheriff star. A five of a kind will pay 2.77x to 111.11x your bet.
The wild symbols are the five characters, each appearing on his/her own reel. Hitting five on a line in the base game pays 166.66x bet which is minimum doubled in the free spins. Scatters are a pair of colts with five awarding a huge win of 2,500x your stake.
While the original had just the one, yet immensely suspenseful free spins round, NetEnt is giving you three choices on the Dead or Alive 2 slot. You will need to hit minimum three scatters to be led to a separate screen where you can pick your favourite feature. Each comes with 12 free spins, which cannot be retriggered as such but the game will award five extra spins when you hit sufficient sticky wilds or multipliers.
We waited for years to get a sequel to the all-time favourite Dead or Alive slot and it has finally arrived. I can foresee that Dead or Alive 2 will be a high-volatility monster that will have you buzzing in every session. The win potential with over 100,000x bet is just insane and could lead to a player becoming a millionaire with a win on a non-progressive slot.