Join the Heist from the Past

Keeping the format of the original Dead or Alive pokie must have been quite a challenge for the development team. We have seen a number of sequels to popular games that have never lived up to the original. So, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that most of the graphics have been maintained but with a modern touch.

A typical Western Village is the fitting background to a now translucent game window, bordered by wooden beams that were used for drapes in those times. You will meet Jesse James, Billy the Kid, the Apache kid and Della Rose on the reels.

The previous pay symbols have been maintained making it much easier for enthusiasts of the original to know what wins they can expect. The low paying symbols include the playing cards from 10 to A while the higher paying symbols are the cowboy boots, whiskey bottle, hat, handgun, and the sheriff’s badge.

The wild symbol is represented by a wanted poster. It turns into one of the five characters during the free spins round. The scatter symbol is a pair of colts, with at least three being needed to activate the bonus feature.

Hit Super Mega Wins in 3 Types of Free Spins

Polish your six-shooter and saddle your horse, as the tension is about to reach its peak in Dead or Alive II game. Will you have a lucky escape with the gang after their latest raid?

The game now comes with three types of free spins features including the Old Saloon, Train Heist and High Noon Saloon. Each of these comes with its unique win multipliers or wild symbols. The rounds are projected to be highly volatile considering that the win potential has been increased from around 12,000x the bet on the original to over 100,000x on the Dead or Alive II pokie.

  • Train Heist Free Spins: this is a completely new round and has a progressive win multiplier of up to 16x. It will start at 1x and any wild that lands on a free spin will increase it by 1x. During this round, the wilds are not sticky. The five extra spins are given when the multiplier gets to a maximum of x16. The remainder of the free spins are then played with the maximum multiplier.
  • Old Saloon Free Spins: this round the well-known feature on the original game.  All wins are subjected to x2 multiplier with the aim of hitting sticky wilds on every reel, and possibly on a payline. If successful it will pay for 5 of a kind wilds on each of the remaining spins. If more than one wild lands on a reel, it will turn the wilds into a 2x multiplier with two wilds and x3 multipliers with 3 wilds.  The extra 5 free spins are triggered when at least one wild lands on each reel.
  • High Noon Saloon Free Spins: arguably, this is the most volatile choice as any wilds landing instantly turn into a sticky multiplier wild.  More than one multiplier is added on a line, creating the chance to reach x15 multiplier. 5 extra spins are awarded when at least one wild lands on each of the 5 reels.

Prepare for a Free Spins Rollercoaster

When you get to the Free Spins mode, be ready for a rollercoaster ride as it can end with virtually no wins or lead to a big win. If you have spun the reels on the original Dead or Alive pokie, you will know how suspenseful it is when the wilds start dropping into place.

With the increased win potential of over 100,000xthe bet, the suspense is likely to become unbearable, although you can get lucky when a wild line locks in place.

Our Take

The 10 years wait for the Death or Alive Sequel was worth it.  NetEnt has created with Dead or Alive II a high volatile pokie that can turn a player into a millionaire with a mere $18 bet. Not only that, but the game also has three free spins modes with each having its own volatility and play mechanism. The Train Heists has the lowest variance while the High Noon Saloon round has the highest.  Get ready to play Dead or Alive II, it will have you buzzing with suspense in every betting session!

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