Exactly 10 years after the Dead or Alive™ slot became available at the online casinos, NetEnt released the long awaited sequel Dead or Alive 2™ in April 2019! To provide the best game possible, NetEnt worked together with some famous video slot streamers to get insight and live feedback.
This resulted in another Wild West-themed video slot with a high volatile character, however this time, players can enjoy three different Free Spins features instead of one. The famous Sticky Wild feature returns in two of the Free Spins features, High Noon Saloon and Old Saloon, while the Train Heist feature combines a Wild and an increasing Multiplier.
Another remarkable aspect of this game, is the choice you’ll get when activating the Free Spins feature. You’ll be asked to make a choice between Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon and Train Heist and it’s because of this that you can choose for either a low volatile, medium volatile or high volatile Free Spins feature.
Why different volatility levels?
With millions of players visiting the NetEnt Casinos, player’s needs will differ. You have players that stick to the minimum bet while high rollers aren’t to select the highest bet possible. Some players prefer an easy to play video slot while other players can’t have enough feature to enjoy. So you can imagine that NetEnt’s team of talented developers are having a tough time to come up with a video slot that fits all the needs of all players!
It’s mission impossible, that’s for sure, but that doesn’t stop the developers at NetEnt to come up with a video slot that delivers just the kind of action, graphics, mechanics and sounds that players love. To get there, NetEnt involved some true experts from the player community. They managed to inform NetEnt what players wanted to see in the Dead or Alive 2™ slot when it comes to the gameplay.
This resulted in a game that’s offering a high volatile main game while players themselves are able to select the level of volatility when entering the Free Spins feature. The lower the volatility, the more wins a player can expect. Lower bets often ask for a low volatility and this means that the low volatile Train Heist feature fits the smallest players best!
If a player doesn’t care much about the frequency of winnings, but rather wants to see big wins, a high volatility Free Spins feature (High Noon Saloon) is recommended.
If not sure what level of volatility will fit you best or if you would love to see a mix of frequent wins and higher wins, the Old Saloon feature is the way to go.
If you’re not “dead over heals” yet…
NetEnt definitely stepped up its game with the development of the Dead or Alive 2™ slot, launching a video slot that fits all type of players. Meanwhile, you’ll be transferred to the Old West, just like you do in the Dead or Alive™ slot, but just like the gameplay, this part of the game evolved as well. The six shooters, the boots, the sheriff symbol, the cowboy hat, the beer, the wanted “Dead or Alive” poster, and the outlaws during the Free Spins feature, all return to the reels.
If you’re not “dead over heals” with the Dead or Alive™ slot yet, it will for sure happen when playing its successor. The DNA of Dead or Alive™ has been transferred to its sibling, but of course, with thrilling upgrades and twists. It’s time to buckle up and enjoy the sequel to what has been a player’s favourite ever since its launch in May 2009!
Most of the game’s DNA survived the upgrade and the same goes for the game’s betting options. Is a minimum bet of 0.01 and a maximum bet of 18.00 all that’s available in the good old Dead or Alive™ slot, it didn’t change in the Dead or Alive 2™ slot. This is pretty remarkable though as most of the NetEnt slots launched in the past years offer maximum bets of up to 400.00. Not Dead or Alive 2™, but that has never been a problem before, did it?
Dead or Alive 2™ video slot features
Dead or Alive 2™ is bringing even more excitement to the reels than this was already the case in its predecessor and the main reason can be found in the three different Free Spins features. However, we will still be treated a Wild feature during the main game that will substitute for all other symbols, except Scatters. And that’s pretty obvious as three Scatters are responsible for the activation of one of the three Free Spins features.
Instead of one Free Spins feature, you can now choose between three Free Spins features. It’s up to you to choose between Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon, and Train Heist.
In the low volatile Train Heist Free Spins, you’ll find a Multiplier Meter and every Wil appearing on the reels result in the meter going up with +1 while another free spin is added. If the Multiplier reaches x16, 5 additional Free Spins are awarded.
During the medium volatile Old Saloon Free Spins, all wins are multiplied by x2. Wilds become Sticky Wilds and stays in its place till the end of the Free Spins feature. Collecting one or more Wilds on each of the reels will add 5 additional Free Spins.
High volatile High Noon Free Spins also have a Wild symbol included that will become Sticky Wilds, just as we’ve seen in Dead or Alive™. Whenever 2 Wild symbols land on the same reel, they will be transformed into x2 Multiplier Wild symbols and even x3 Wilds when 3 Wild symbols land on the same reel. The best part is that Multipliers will multiply and a 2x and a x3 Multiplier Wild on the reels will act as a x6 Multiplier. Collecting one or more Sticky Wilds on each of the reels (including Double and Triple Multiplier Wilds) will also activate 5 Extra Free Spins.
There’s no saints left alive in Dead or Alive 2™, just moustachioed outlaws, trigger-happy cowboys, and dangerous dames and, but no worries, as the game also offers a fantastic win potential as it’s possible to hit over 100,000 times your bet with a maximum bet of only 18.00!