You better be ready as the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot is on its way to become the next slot legend! 10 years after the launch of its infamous predecessor Dead or Alive™, Dead or Alive 2™ is ready to become the next on top of the most-wanted list! Giddy up partna’, it’s time for a ride to the future!
Dead or Alive 2™ video slot launch
The future of the video slot is looking as bright as can be with the long awaited successor of Dead or Alive™ on the way to the NetEnt Casinos. With so many players dead over heals with the DOA™ slot, we’re all super curious what the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot will be all about.
NetEnt: “Players have been asking for a sequel for quite some time and we have listened to our fans. Don’t worry, the DNA of Dead or Alive™ has been transferred to its sibling. But of course, with thrilling upgrades and twists. We are sure that this game will become a favorite for all players who enjoy high volatility games and awesome slot excitement.”
The Dead or Alive 2™ video slot promises to preserve the essence of the original, but with added bang! But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean we’re going to enjoy the famous Sticky Wild feature even more?
Well, buckle up and keep on reading to find out what the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot is going to bring to the NetEnt Casinos when launched on April 24th!
NetEnt: “We pride ourselves on being close to our players and listen to what our players think. Taking our philosophy one step further we have involved some true experts from the player community to ensure the Dead or Alive 2™ slot will deliver just the kind of action, graphics, mechanics and sound that players love.”
Watching the above preview video published by NetEnt earlier today, I’m happy to see that the familiar Dead or Alive logo has survived the makeover and will be on top of the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot. A good start, but what else?
It doesn’t take long for me to realise that the “added bang” NetEnt is talking about, refers to the 3 Free Spins features available in the upcoming Dead or Alive 2™ video slot. In this new Wild West-themed game, you’ll stop by at the High Noon Saloon, Old Saloon, or you’ll be involved in a Train Heist!
Going on a Train Heist, you’ll be awarded an increasing Multiplier and that’s cool, but true fans of Dead or Alive™ will find nostalgia in the Old Saloon feature. It’s this Free Spins feature that’ll bring the good old Sticky Wild symbols back on the reels! The same goes for the High Noon Saloon, but there’s something that makes this last Free Spins feature different.
I can’t help myself noticing the MAX™ symbol on top of the High Noon Saloon Free Spins feature of which I’m pretty sure it refers to the MAX™ selection that, so far, involves the Berryburst Max™ slot. If this is indeed the case, you can expect a lower occurrence of winning combinations, but when a win occurs, it will be much higher thanks to the Max™ factor!
It’s pretty clear to me that in the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot, the choice will be yours! You can either go for the brand new Train Heist feature, the good old Sticky Wild symbols in the Old Saloon feature or you can choose to go Wild West and live the risky life of a high roller in the High Noon Saloon feature !
How did the Dead or Alive™ video slot become so popular?
How is it possible that after 10 years, still so many players are dead over heels in love with the Dead or Alive™ video slot? Ever since the introduction in 2009, the game hasn’t lost in popularity and is still going strong.
The Dead or Alive™ video slot is, just like its successor, a high volatility video slot. This means that you can spin the reels without any big successes for a while but when Lady Luck wakes up, she really wakes up! Players often think that high winnings can only be generated by jackpot games, but that’s not completely true as high volatility slots are famous for it as well.
In the 10 years that the Dead or Alive™ video slot has been around, this game created numerous big winners that got paid out thousands or tens of thousands in a wide range of currencies!
Just an example is the player at Fun Casino that won an amazing £26,223 in August 2018 after his first Sticky Wild landed on the reels during his first Free Spin and a second one during his second Free Spin. By the time his last free spins became reality, the player had collected an army of Sticky Wilds on the reels which resulted in the lucky player cashing almost 10,000 times his bet of £2.70 per spin.
The game itself is pretty standard with 9 bet lines, a Wild, Sticky Wilds and Free Spins but as you can read above, it’s the Sticky Wild feature during Free Spins that has been responsible for the big wins, triggered when 3 Scatters appear anywhere on the reels. It all starts with 12 Free Spins with all wins multiplied by x2. During the Free Spins feature, Wild symbols become sticky and the sooner these sticky symbols appear on the reels, the better.
Now, a newer, better and improved version is on its way to the NetEnt Casinos with an amazing three Free Spins features available. What about the other video slot features?
Dead or Alive 2™ video slot features
The YouTube preview video doesn’t show anything that involves the main game, but a bit of a search provided me with more information regarding the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot features and gameplay!
Watching the preview video and taking in consideration that Dead or Alive™ is the predecessor of this upcoming slot, I believe that we’re talking about a 5 reel and 3 row game her with 9 win lines. Pretty standard 10 years ago, but it’s hardly ever that we see 9 win lines in newer video slots.
With the game featuring Scatter wins, Wild Substitutions, Sticky Wilds and 3 different Free Spins features, it seems that only the free spins part has been extended while the main game remained the same.
The three different Free Spins features are a great addition to the game and it’s up to you to choose between Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon, and Train Heist.
In the Old Saloon feature, all wins are multiplied by x2 while one or more Sticky Wild symbols appearing on each of the reels will activate 5 extra Free Spins. Whenever 2 Wild symbols land on the same reel, they are transformed into Multiplier Wilds.
When High Noon is activated, Wild symbols are transformed into Multiplier Wilds.
In the Train Heist feature there is a Multiplier, and whenever a Wild symbol lands anywhere on the reels, the Multiplier increases by 1, and 1 additional Free Spin is awarded. If the Multiplier reaches x16, 5 additional Free Spins are awarded.
And if not enough, the Dead or Alive 2™ video slot offers a fantastic win potential as it’s possible to hit over 100,000 times your bet, ready to become the new favourite for all NetEnt fans!