The long-awaited Dead or Alive sequel is finally here as fans of NetEnt game will have an opportunity to enjoy this action-driven online video slot inspired by the Wild West and its heroes.
The first Dead or Alive game was published back in 2009, and it instantly became a huge hit, gaining a cult following in a matter of days. Nowadays, it is considered a legendary online slot, and many players still actively play it not only because of its generosity, but also because of the impeccable gameplay, smooth animations, and great design. Now that the game is exactly one decade old, NetEnt has decided to launch a sequel in order to honor one of their most popular slots.
Although it is pretty different from its predecessor, this game does share a lot of similar traits. First of all, both games have identical Return to Player figure which is 96.8%. Furthermore, their setup is pretty much the same as they both have a 5×3 grid structure along with nine paylines.
The setting of the game is something that fans of Dead or Alive are also going to love. The reels are set in a corner of a typical small town in the Wild West, looking at a deserted main street. Furthermore, the music is also very interesting and captivating, featuring a slide guitar that perfectly depicts the atmosphere of this period.
Despite similarities, there are also a lot of differences, especially when it comes to the looks. Dead or Alive 2 is 10 years younger, and it was only natural that it looks way more sharp, with great animations, astonishing design, and perfect gameplay. NetEnt is the current leader when it comes to online video slots, so nothing less was expected from them.
If you manage to land three or more scatter symbols on the reels during a single spin, you will activate the Free Spins feature which is a tad more complicated than the one in the original Dead or Alive. On the other hand, it is more rewarding as well. When activated, the free spins feature will offer you one of the three possible choices called Train Heist, Nigh Noon Saloon, and Old Saloon.
If you choose Train Heist, your free spins game will begin with a multiplier that increases whenever you manage to land a wild symbol on the reels. Furthermore, you will also get one additional spin for every wild. If you manage to reach x16 multiplier, you will get awarded with five extra spins.
Players who opt for the Old Saloon game will have all winnings multiplied by two with all wilds locking in positions until the end of the game. If you land all five outlaws, you will get five extra spins as well. This is a pretty similar option to the first game.
Finally, if you choose High Noon, you are up for a treat as it is the most volatile option in the game. The ‘MAX’ concept developed by NetEnt is actually available by this option where you can win as much as 100,000x your stake which is more than most of the jackpots and progressive jackpots at the moment. This feature works just like the Old Salon feature except for the fact that landing more than one wild will result in them multiplying. That is to say, if you land two wilds, they will become a 2x multiplier (3 wilds will become a 3x multiplier, and so on).
To sum up, this is a perfect blend of the original Dead or Alive game and brand new looks and features that will make you fall in love with the game once again.