Dead or Alive is a 5-reel, 9-payline pokie from Net Entertainment that has become a true cult classic. Pokie players have embraced this great pokie because of the real chance of huge winnings in the bonus round, even with small bet sizes.
Winnings of more than 10,000x bet size in the bonus round have been documented, making Dead or Alive one of the most exciting slots around.
Dead or Alive, which is considered a high variance pokie, takes place in the Wild West and involves some of the most dangerous outlaws in history, namely Jesse James and Billy the Kid. Symbols include Guns and Ammo (scatters), Sheriff badges, whisky glasses and cowboy hats. The Wanted Dead or Alive poster is Wild and plays an important part in the bonus feature.
You can play Dead or Alive for as little as $0.01 per spin or up to $18 per spin.
Dead or Alive Slot Features
There is a great Free Spins feature where you win as 12 free spins and a possible retrigger that is worth 5 free spins. During the Free Spins feature, which is triggered by three or more scattered Gun & Ammo symbols, all wins are doubled. 3 scatters award 4x your stake, 4 scatters award 25x your stake and 5 scatters award an amazing 2,500x your stake!
But in order to really get the massive wins that Dead or Alive is so famous for you must get the sticky wilds popping up in the feature. During the free spins bonus, every Wanted Posters that lands becomes a Sticky Wild for the rest of the free spins. If one or more Wanted Posters pop up on every single one of the 5 reels you win 5 more free spins at the 2x multiplier.
And if you manage to get one or more full lines with 5 sticky wilds with some free spins remaining you are guaranteed an enormous win.
The bonus feature on Dead or Alive is one of the most exciting pokie bonuses around: the potential for massive wins is always there.
Our thoughts on the Dead or Alive pokie
The most you can win in the Free Wins is $54,000, which is huge. To get there you need to have tonnes of sticky wilds. Of course, this does not happen every single bonus round, but it does happen. My personal record on Dead or Alive is more than 4,000x my stake, but even higher wins are a very real possibility.
You do have to be careful playing Dead or Alive. It can eat up your bankroll quite quickly, though it is not as volatile as other high variance pokies such as Raging Rhino.
Although the base game can be somewhat repetitive, the bonus game is anything but boring. The excitement that can build up is unrivalled, especially when you manage to land one or more sticky wilds on every single reel, triggering that elusive extra 5 spins. All in all, a fantastic pokie. 4 out of 5 stars.