Dead or Alive II is probably the most anticipated sequel ever – it has 5 reels and 9 paylines and is as volatile as slots come. Powered by NetEnt, the graphically rich offering sees outlaws Apache the Kid, Della Rose, Jesse James, Belle Star and Billy the Kid on the reels. It benefits from 3 free spins features that offer wilds that increase the multiplier by 1 and give you more free spins and free spins with sticky wilds and a 2x multiplier. Then you have the High Noon Saloon Free Spins feature which uses the MAX concept – multiplier have 2x and 3x values which can combine to huge effect for payouts of up to 111,111.11 times your stake in the High Noon Saloon Free Spins feature. This is an epic slot!
Dead or Alive II is powered by Net Entertainment and has 5 reels and 9 paylines. The sequel to the iconic Dead or Alive which was released way back in May 2009, it can be played from 9p to £9 a spin on all devices. It comes with a sticky wild and 3 free spins features where you’ll benefit from multiplier wilds and multiplying. This slot is highly volatile – with wins of up to 111,111.11 times your stake on in 1 of the free spins feature!
Visually, Dead or Alive II is absolutely mind-blowing – the soundtrack is superb too. Set in an old Western town, you will see A, K, Q, J and 10 royals in Wild West fashion. You will also see cowboy boots, guns, whiskey bottles, cowboy hats and sheriff badges on the reels. The sheriff badge is the most rewarding symbol giving you 100 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
There are 5 wild symbols represented by an outlaw – you will see the Apache the Kid wild (appearing on reel 1), the Della Rose wild (appearing on reel 2), the Jesse James wild (appearing on reel 3), the Belle Star wild (appearing on reel 4) and the Billy the Kid wild (appearing on reel 5). The wild replaces all symbols bar the scatter to form the best possible winning combinations – 5 on a payline will give you 166.66 times your total stake.
Dead or Alive II is all about the 3 free spins features – you can access them by getting 3 scatters (bull skull with 2 guns) anywhere on the reels. If you get 5 scatters on the same spin, your reward will be a cool 2,500 times your stake. Anyway, you will then get 12 free spins and a choice of 3 bonus features where you decide how volatile you want to go:
Train Heist Free Spins feature – this is the lowest variance option and sees a wild counter above the reel set. Every wild symbol that lands anywhere on the reels adds to the wild counter and increases the multiplier by 1 – you will also get 1 more free spin. The multiplier can reach 16x if you’re lucky – if you do this, you will get an extra 5 free spins on top. More wild symbols will result in additional free spins and the multiplier increasing further – no limits.
Old Saloon Free Spins feature – this medium variance option is the same as in the original Dead or Alive slot. All wins are subject to a 2x multiplier and a wild landing on all 5 reels/outlaws at once will give you 5 additional free spins. All wins are sticky which means they remain throughout the whole feature once they land.
High Noon Saloon Free Spins feature – this is the highest variance choice and uses NetEnt’s MAX concept. With sticky wilds, they come with 2x and 3x multipliers. If you get 1 or more wilds on the same free spin, they multiplied by each other’s value. You will win 5 extra free spins if you get 1 or more sticky wilds on each of the reels. Every free spin can provide you with payouts of up to 40,500 times your total stake – the maximum you can win in this feature is capped at 111,111.11 times your total stake though!
Dead or Alive is a cult favourite but Dead or Alive II blows it out of the water! Obviously, the graphics and animations were going to be dramatically improved after 10 years but the gameplay has gone to a whole new level. It incorporates the original feature from Dead or Alive with the Old Saloon Free Spins feature which a nice touch too.
However, it’s all about the High Noon Saloon Free Spins feature where the multipliers can have a devastating effect to give you payouts of 40,500 times your stake on each free spin – needless to say Dead or Alive II is as volatile as slots come, and that’s a great thing because it will ensure it becomes a cult favourite like its predecessor. All that’s left for you to do is ride into town with the band of outlaws and play the meanest slot of the West!