Dead or Alive Slot
Dead or Alive is a cowboy-themed slot from NetEnt with a maximum of 9 paylines and 5 reels. It's one of several slots games with a 'Wild West' theme, mainly of course as gambling was a big feature of cowboy days. This slots game takes place in a saloon bar where the hunt is on for some notorious outlaws whom are wanted – of course – Dead or Alive. If you are lucky enough to find one of the outlaws in the form of a wanted poster pasted onto the reels, then they become sticky wilds, winning you more bounty!
There are only nine winning paylines in this game, but you can choose as many as you want to have in play on each spin. You can also choose your bet level from one to four, and your coin size from 0.01 to 0.50. Your final wager per spin is these three values multiplied together.
All the symbols in this game are wild west relared – glasses of firewater, boots, cowboy hats and a golden sheriff's badge that shows no sign of rust. When you're ready to draw, just hit that 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at 2x your bet-per-line for three tens or jacks. The biggest bounty is for five of that golden sheriff's badge at 1,000x your stake.
There are several wanted posters that act as the wild symbol in this game. The wild substitutes for all symbols aside from the scatter symbol. Any wild symbol that features a miscreant become a sticky wild, but only during free spins. If you manage to land a sticky wild on each reel during free spins then you are awarded five extra free spins.
A pair of crossed pistols acts as the scatter symbol in Dead or Alive and you only need to land two anywhere on the reels to earn yourself a cash reward. If you land three or more you are awarded a dozen free spins, during which all prize amounts are doubled. You can re-trigger free spins during free spins.
Dead or Alive has been a popular slots game in the past but the lack of features beyond the basics is now counting against it. Most software providers, including NetEnt themselves, have produced a lot of better slots since Dead or Alive's release. It's still a favourite though, so why not take Dead or Alive out again for a few spins before this slot meets its High Noon?