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Dead or Alive Slot Game

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Dead or Alive Slot Introduction

Dead or Alive - developed and released by NetEnt in 2009 - is the classic slot set in a western town in the old frontier amid the prairies and canyons of the Wild West! The slot is also one of the most popular Old West online slot games around, with its representation of a frontier town caught in the middle of a storm (literally and figuratively) alongside a slew of bonus features, including re-triggers, multipliers and free spins!

Dead or Alive Game Details

RTP (Return to Player):
Min / Max Bet:
$0.09 / $18.00
Hit Rate:
1 in 3.3
Auto Play:
Diamonds per $:
Min. 300
Features Free Spins, Free Spins Retrigger, Multipliers, Paylines, Scatter Symbols, Sticky Wilds, Wilds, Free Spins, Free Spins Retrigger, Multipliers, Paylines, Scatter Symbols, Sticky Wilds, Wilds

Dead or Alive Slot Game Background

Dead or Alive is considered one of the early classics of Western-themed slots, and both the game and the genre as a whole continue to be popular with slots players to this day. It’s not hard to see why. There’s something primal and archetypal about the Western genre - the dedicated sheriff defending his turf, the band of outlaw gunslingers who like nothing better than to run off their mouths (and guns). So although the popularity of the Western genre has waxed and waned in film and other media over the years, the said cannot be said for its popularity among slots players given the amount of Old West-themed online slots that continue to populate the market. And Dead or Alive has cemented its place in slots history.

Dead or Alive Slot Game Design

Dead or Alive is a 5-reel, 3-row online slot game with a slightly below-average 9 paylines, although this is offset by a potential maximum payout of 13,888x the stake.

The slot is set against a backdrop of an Old West frontier town caught in the middle of a gathering storm. The game grid dominates the in-game screen and takes the form of an old-fashioned porch, with the posts acting as the separators for the game’s 5 reels. On the left-hand side stand part of a roof and a support beam complete with a lamp blowing in the wind. On the right-hand side stands a weather vane. A wooden fence stretches from end to end below the game grid. Beyond the town lies the empty, dusty prairies and canyons with their flat tops. And above lie heavy dark clouds filled with thunder and lightning that presage the coming storm.

Dead or Alive also boasts a wonderful audio presentation whether you’re spinning the reels or not. With the latter, you get an atmospheric soundtrack dominated by ambient sounds such as the wind blowing across the porch, birds cawing, dogs howling, wood creaking and so on. Spin the reels and you get traditional slots sounds and a short musical jingle when landing a winning combination.

Dead or Alive Slot Mobile

Dead or Alive, like all our online slot games, is available to play on both desktop and mobile devices such as Apple, Android and tablets. That means you can enjoy playing at home or while on the go. Download the Lottomart app via a stable internet connection or mobile data for greater portability as well.

Dead or Alive Slot Symbols

The game has 12 symbols, all fitting the Western theme to the last six-shooter.

  • 10 - A playing card symbols = these have a payout of between 2.8x and 11.11x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Glass symbol = this has a payout of 22.22x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Cowboy boots symbol = this has a payout of 33.33x the stake for 5 of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Cowboy hat symbol = this has a payout of 44.44x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Gun belt symbol = this has a payout of 83.33x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Sheriffs badge symbol = this has a payout of 111.11x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Wild symbol = represented by a Wanted poster, this symbol substitutes for all other paying symbols apart from the Scatter and has a payout of 166.66x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.
  • Scatter symbol = represented by two crossed six-shooters, this symbol plays a key part in the Free Spins feature and has a payout of 166.66x the stake for 5-of-a-kind on the reels.

Dead or Alive Slot Bonus Features

Dead or Alive slot’s bonus features are real rootin’ tootin’!

Sticky Wilds

Sticky Wild symbols substitute for all other paying symbols apart from the Scatter. Should they land on the reels during the Free Spins feature, they remain in position for the duration.

Free Spins Feature

This feature is triggered by landing at least 3 Scatter symbols on the reels. This awards an initial 12 Free Spins. All winning combinations during Free Spins pay out double the amount. 5 additional Free Spins are awarded should 1 or more Sticky Wilds land on all the reels. The Free Spins feature can be re-triggered once per Free Spins session.

Dead or Alive Slot Summary

The Dead or Alive online slot is a brilliant entry by NetEnt for a few reasons that make it worth playing. First, the audio-visual presentation is excellent and wonderfully atmospheric, especially the view of an old Western town caught in the middle of a storm and all the ambient sounds that come with that. Second, the slot showcases some cool bonus features, including Free Spins and Sticky Wilds' ability to award extra Free Spins. Third, the base game is thrilling and exciting to play as the slot’s bonus features. Fourth, if you enjoy this slot then you’ll want to check out its equally thrilling sequel, Dead or Alive 2!

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