It’s time to take another trip to the wild west for ‘Dead or Alive’, another great slot from NetEnt who keep on coming up with the goods. There are some really good features in this game and its theme is really well adhered to.
‘Dead or Alive’ is a five-reel and nine payline slot. Playing the game costs between £0.01 and £18. It’s definitely not a game for all your high rollers out there but If you’re playing for fun and hoping to get some welcome profits then this is for you.
The background to the reels shows a wild west town and there are swinging gas lamps and it looks like a thunderstorm is brewing. On each side of the reels are those saloon doors that always swing open as the latest villain enters the bar looking for trouble.
The symbols in this game are a mixture of those that are theme related and some that aren’t but are in a way. Theme related ones include a sheriff’s badge, boots with spurs, cowboy hats, gun belts and whiskey glasses. The other are the Jack to Ace playing card symbols which could be theme related I guess. All those cowboy films seem to have a card game going on don’t they and often end with a shoot out.
The wild symbol in this game is the outlaw poster. This can substitute for other symbols in order to get you some winning combinations out of nowhere. The wild can’t substitute for the revolver scatter symbol but as you’ll read does play an important role in the bonus game.
It’s possible to set an autoplay in this game. This ranges from just ten to 1000 but you can stop the automated spins any time you so desire. It’s also possible for you to set a more precise number of automated spins. This allows you to have the automated spins stop after a big win or when your balance reaches a specified figure, either good or bad. You can also access the paytable and rules to find out more about how the game plays. A few free games will really help prepare you for the shoot-out that lies ahead.
Three of more of the scatter symbols will get you into the bonus round. There’s 12 free spins on offer and any wins you get are doubled Helping you get even more of those is the fact that wilds become sticky wilds. This means they stay exactly where they are and that really gives you a good chance of getting some doubled winning combinations on the remaining spins. If you can get a wild on each of the reels then that’s another five free spins coming your way. It’s good to see that the game offers you the chance to preview the bonus game.
This is a really entertaining game to play. Wild West themes are always popular and it’s well adhered to in this game. The bonus game with its sticky wilds and chance of further free spins is welcomed.