Dead or Alive

dead or alive

Dead or Alive is a slot famous for its high variance and for having an RTP that’s almost 97 percent. A lot of serious slots players have this slot as one of their favorites.

When you play Dead or Alive, you can’t expect to win much during the base game. It is instead the free spins mode that tends to be very profitable. This is what gives this game its high variance. Dead or Alive is suitable for players that are okay with working through a not so profitable base game, hoping for the free spins mode to start. If you have a bankroll that isn’t large, you might find yourself without money before you get to the free spins mode – especially if you are betting €18 per round.

The theme for Dead or Alive is the search for outlaws in the wild west. Examples of symbols that can appear are cowboy boots, sheriff stars, colt revolvers, wanted posters, holsters, and cowboy hats.

Basic information

Developer Net Entertainment (NetEnt)
Launched 2009
Theme The Wild West
Reels 5
Paylines 9
Wild symbol Yes
Scatter symbol Yes
Bonus symbol No
Free spins mode Yes
Bonus game No
Progressive jackpot No
RTP 96.8 percent

Betting on Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive is a flexible slot where you can adjust the coin value, the number of activated paylines and how many coins to bet per activated payline.

dead or alive slotIf you are playing Dead or Alive in Euro, the smallest possible coin value that you can select is €0.01 while the highest is €0.50.

You can activate (=wager on) anywhere from 1 payline to all 9 paylines.

Finally, you decide how many coins to bet per activated payline: 1 coin, 2 coins, 3 coins or 4 coins.

The smallest possible wager on a round of Dead or Alive is €0.01 x 1 payline x 1 coin = €0.01. The largest possible wager is €0.50 x 9 paylines x 4 coin = €18 per round.

Wild symbol

The regular wanted poster (Wanted – Dead or Alive – Outlaw) is a wild symbol. It can substitute for any symbol except for the scatter symbol (the colts).

Scatter symbol

Two colt revolvers make up the scatter symbol in Dead or Alive.

If you get at least two scatter symbols, anywhere on the reels, you get a coin win.

If you get at least three scatter symbols, anywhere on the reels, you get a coin win and the free spins mode starts.

Bonus symbol

Dead or Alive doesn’t have a bonus symbol.

Free spins mode

When you have triggered the free spins mode, you get 12 free spins.

In free spins mode, the standard wild symbol from the base game is replaced by five specific wild symbols. Each of these wild symbols is a wanted poster for a specific bandit. The five bandits are Billy the Kid, Apache Kid, Belle Star, Jesse James, and Della Rose.

Each of these five wanted posters is a Sticky Wild. When a poster appears, it freezes into place and stays there during the rest of your free spins.

If you manage to get at least one wanted poster on each reel, you will receive five extra free spins.

Bonus game

Dead or Alive doesn’t have a bonus game.