About Dead or Alive 2
Dead or Alive 2 is a very popular sequel to Dead or Alive – a cult classic among casino enthusiasts who are looking for big wins. Released in 2019, this game has everything that made the first one such a legendary slot plus several new features that make it even better. Therefore, there is no reason to mention the original Dead or Alive in this top list of NetEnt slots (except for nostalgia). This second game covers it all so well.
The slot is highly volatile with a rather dull base game. There is not much to say about it except that you’ll find yourself waiting for scatters to land, which will trigger the game’s bonus. You see, this is not a slot that you play for the base game at all. The beauty of Dead or Alive 2 lies in its different free spin features. There are three different ones to choose from. You decide yourself.
On average you’ll have to wait for 159 spins before the bonus is triggered. This is why the game is recommended to high rollers. It rarely pays any good in the base game so you have to invest some money and get lucky with a great bonus. It may take some time, but once you get the right bonus this game can pay like crazy.
I don’t know if NetEnt would ever add a “bonus buy feature” to the slot, but one can always dream. It would certainly be great if we could jump straight into the action.
So what’s the action? Let’s have a look!
The Old Salone Feature
This bonus round is identical to the one found in the original Dead or Alive. It gives you 12 free spins and during these all wins are multiplied by 2 (doubled). The wild symbols in the game are also sticky. This means that they will stay where they land throughout the feature. If you manage to land one wild on each of the five reels you’ll be rewarded with 5 extra spins.
What you really want to cross your fingers for is landing the wilds so that they form a payline as that would lead to a so called wild line. A single one pays 322 times your stake and as the wilds stick this would mean that you are guaranteed to win this amount on every spin.
The High Noon Saloon Feature
This is the bonus that excites me and most gamblers the most. It’s similar to the Old Saloon Feature as wilds will stick on the reels and if you land one on every reel you will get 5 extra free spins. In addition, this feature can, however, grant you a much higher win multiplier. You won’t start with one, but if two or three wilds land on the same reel they will become multiplier wilds.
- 2 wilds = multiply all winnings by 2
- 3 wilds = multiply all winnings by 3
The best of it all is that the multipliers multiply with each other. If you have one reel with 3 wilds (thus a 3x multiplier) and another reel with 2 wilds (thus a 2x multiplier) your wins will now be multiplied by 6. This opens up to extreme potential for big wins – especially if you manage to hit a wild line.
The Train Heist Feature
The Train Heist feature has no sticky wilds, but instead every wild symbol that appears will increase a win multiplier by x1. This is unlimited. Also, if you manage to reach a multiplier of x16 you will receive an additional 5 free spins to your initial 12.