While you may be thinking of a particular Bon Jovi song when you hear of Dead or Alive, the title also applies to a slot machine franchise by Swedish developer NetEnt. Their new Dead or Alive 2 slot is the sequel to the original Dead or Alive, taking you to the Old West for a chance to win big. So gather up your six-shooters and pour a glass of whiskey, because it's time to try your luck outside the ol' saloon.
Dead or Alive 2 is a 5 reel, 9 payline video slot that takes place in a Wild West town, seeing you in a shootout duel. The game brings a lot of grit and potential violence to your screen, along with the chance to take part in stealing riches that are meant for the townsfolk. The game's symbols include standard icons (10, J, Q, K, A) alongside whiskey, boots, a cowboy hat, six shooters, and sheriff star.
Features in Dead or Alive 2 include scatter symbols, wilds, free spins, and sticky wilds. These simplistic features combine with the simplistic paylines to give the slot a posted return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.8%, which is on the higher end of what you'll see from an online video slot.
In addition to being able to being played on desktop computers, NetEnt has made Dead or Alive 2 playable on mobile devices. This means that the game is playable through your smartphone or tablet. The game doesn't suffer from any drop in performance or visuals on the mobile platform.
While this game certainly won't be for everyone, I found myself enjoying the ambiance and simplistic gameplay. I actually like this game a lot more than the first Dead or Alive slot, and highly recommend it to anyone who has love for the Wild West.