Dead or Alive 2 is the long-awaited sequel fans have been screaming for. With stunning graphics and three free spins games to choose from, this is a must-try slot.

Our rating: 9/10
Dead or Alive 2 slot machine
Game summary
  • 3 free spins bonus games
  • First-class visuals
  • 9 fixed paylines
  • 96.82% RTP
Dead or Alive 2 slot machine features

Game Features

The Dog House interface

There is always great pressure on a software house when it comes to producing a sequel to a game which many players believe is a classic. That was the challenge for NetEnt with Dead or Alive II, and it passed with flying colours.

The slot may only have 9 paylines, which is low for a 5x3 reel set, but it has a top payout of more than 111,000x your bet, and that is quite astounding. What sets Dead or Alive II apart is that it offers three different free spins bonus games with added multipliers.

Additionally, the RTP of 96.82% is above average so players get superb value, but the variance is high which means you may have to nurse your bankroll which waiting for the big wins to roll in. On the bright side, the game can be played for as little as £/€0.09 with the max bet being only £/€18.00.

Game's scores summary

Visual & Sound Effects 9/10
Jackpot 9/10
User Interface 9/10
Bonus Rounds 10/10
RTP 9/10
Volatility Medium
Mobile gameplay 9/10

How to play Dead or Alive II

This slot is suitable for all devices and screen sizes. Having been developed with a mobile-first approach, the layout is clean and clear, so it’s a great game for beginners and experienced players alike.

The Wild West theme comes to life with the stunning old-American town located in a canyon valley. The symbols complement the setting. The high-value ones are:

  • cowboy boots
  • pistols
  • cowboy hats
  • whiskey bottles
  • cowboy boots
  • sheriff badges

Dead or Alive 2 also has five different Wild symbols (one for each reel). If you match all five on a payline, you get a 3,000 coin win on bet level two. The scatter is the most highly-prized symbol, it’s not only worth up to 5,000 coins but it also unlocks the bonus rounds.

Choose your favourite free spins bonus

The scatter is represented by two pistols that are crossed over each one another. Once you match three or more of these in the base game, the doors of the bonus round are flung open.

At this point, you get to choose which one of the three bonus rounds you want to play. There’s an arrow at the bottom that indicates ‘Win Often’ to the left and ‘Win Big’ to the right. Then above the arrows are the following features:

  • Train Heist - this is the ‘Win Often’ feature. It contains a multiplier and whenever a Wild symbol lands on the reels, the multiplier increases by 1 and an extra free spin is awarded. If the multiplier reaches 16x, another 5 free spins are awarded
  • Old Saloon - this is the medium level feature. You get 12 free spins and all wins are multiplied by 2. One or more Sticky Wilds appearing on the reels will give you an extra 5 free spins
  • High Noon Saloon - this feature uses MAX Hits to produce some big wins. If two Wilds land on the same reel, the multiplier doubles. If a third Wild lands, the multipliers become 3x. This can happen on all five reels and the values are multiplied together, so you can get some massive payouts by the end of it. Also, if any Sticky Wilds land, you get five more free spins to keep the action going

Dead or Alive 2 Video Presentation

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Conclusion

Dead or Alive 2 is a tremendous slot and it’s destined to be a massive success for NetEnt. If we were to pick a flaw, it would be that all the action is concentrated within the bonus rounds and with the high variance, you may have to spin several rounds before you trigger it.

With that said, you can play for only 9p a spin, and that is a great appeal, plus it has a maximum payout of 111,111x your stake which is simply life-changing if you’re one of the big winners.

Last update: 30-09-2019