Graphics - 94%
Gameplay - 93%
Bonuses - 93%
Value - 76%
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Dead Or Alive 2
Dead or Alive 2 with its 5 reels and 9 paylines is Net Entertainment’s sequel to the incredibly popular Dead or Alive. In the cutthroat world of bandits, the Dead or Alive NetEnt franchise has consistently proven to be a worthy contender.
Since its release in 2009 the original slot machine featured striking visuals, memorable symbols and engaging bonus rounds which remained one of NetEnt’s flagship games for more than a decade. Suffice to say it’s one of the vendor’s mainstay slots in a very crowded market. Question is does Dead or Alive 2 have the chops to stand out or will it stumble along the way? Let’s find out. ( This slot can be played for real money from these casinos )
“Ride into town with a band of outlaws in Dead or Alive 2™ the meanest slot in the West!”
With three Free Spins features, scatter wins, sticky wilds and a max win potential of 100,000x your stake on a single spin, the Wild West has never been wilder especially with all those outlaws patrolling the reels. From what we’ve seen the final payoffs looks way grander than its predecessor.
The RTP or theoretical return to player percentage of Dead or Alive 2 is 96.8%; right up there granted that it’s a high variance online slots that’s playable on mobile devices and PCs from £0.10 to £100 per spin.
The visual styling of the reels sports that ‘retro’ look. It’s nice to see that NetEnt didn’t veer away from the original theme and still retained some of the elements that made the original a winner.
Symbols across the reels are cowboy hats, boots, sheriff badges, bottles of whiskey, 6 shooters (revolvers), cards from 10 to Ace (low value), wild (5 outlaws: Apache, Billy, Belle, Della and Jesse) and the scatters. The premium symbol is the scatter (two crossed revolvers and bull’s skull); hit 5 of them at the maximum wager per spin in any position on the reels and you’ll pocket 2,500x your stake.
Each character acts as a wild with Billy being the premium one of the lot, you’ll see him weaving his magic on the final reel. Furthermore, the wilds become sticky during the Free Spins features. Winning combinations are completed by them when they replace adjacent symbols except the scatter.
Dead or Alive 2 has 3 free spins rounds (Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon and Train Heist) which are all triggered when 3 or more scatters appear on the reels in the base game. Note, you must choose a free spins feature as each has its own distinct rewards.
Train Heist (Low Variance)
We dubbed this free spins feature the ‘Multiplier’ free spins, reason being when a wild pops up on the reels the multipliers increase. For every wild the multiplier increases by 1x plus an extra free spin is awarded. Five extra free falls is given when the multiplier meter reaches 16x.
Old Saloon (Medium Variance)
Each winning combo has a 2x multiplier attached to it plus the wilds become sticky. An extra 5 free falls is awarded when the 5 outlaws appear.
High Noon (High Variance)
Of the 3 free spins features the High Noon is the most volatile since it comes with a ‘Max’ mechanic that enables high-staked players to win a mammoth 100,000x stake.
The interesting bit about the jackpot is that it keeps on growing. If the original was on crack this one is on steroids! Believe it or not there’s more; every wild that appears is multiplied and if you score 2 wilds they’re transformed into a 2x multiplier, 3 wilds have a multiplier of 3x and so forth.
NetEnt stands and delivers with Dead or Alive 2; it lumped all the bonus rounds of the original and molded them into one fine slots. The 3 extra free spins is a deft touch which gives players the opportunity to decide their own fate, eh sorry volatility.
Practically speaking the game tees off with the formula laid out in the previous release, the new bonus rounds and visual fidelity delivers a great send off to players who are prepared to grind. In the overall scheme of things we deem it a worthy release just a pity it took NetEnt a decade to roll it out – rather late than never!
How many special features does the game have?
There are 3 Free Spins bonus rounds that’s activated when 3 or more scatters appear, scatter wins are offered as well. The Train Heist is low volatility, the Old Saloon medium variance and the High Noon free spins is for high-staked players because the top payout on a single free spin is 100,000x your stake.
At which online casino can I play the 3D slots for real money?
Dead or Alive 2 is now available at Trada Casino where newbies receive a bonus on their first deposit, regular slots play is rewarded with comps, high rollers receive extra goodies (free spins, reload bonuses, enrolled into tiered VIP programs, rebate on losses and a dedicated VIP manager).