Dead or Alive Slot

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Dead or Alive is an online slot made by Net Ent that has five reels, three rows and 9 fixed paylines. The game can be played from as little as 0.9 credits per spin. Features include sticky wilds and free-spins, with re-triggers available during the bonus. Its RTP is 96.8% and it is a high volatility game with a top prize of 1000x.

In Dead or Alive, you’re after the NetEnt gang - wanted men, all five of them. Their faces are on the posters, and there’s a reward out. They need to know there’s a new sheriff in town, and this lawman’s faster on the reels than any gunslinger. The situation’s definitely getting wild and sticky. The Sheriff’s got them there sticky wilds on his side too. So let’s take a look at how wild things can get in Dead or Alive gulch.

Dead or Alive Sound and Graphics

It’s a dark and stormy night - it always is in Dead or Alive. The hurricane lamp is swinging away, and it's all looking very gloomy. However, inside the saloon, we have a great game to play. The graphics in Dead or Alive are great with lots of detail. Look at the holster for the gun, for example, or the cowboy leather boots with the spurs - very nicely drawn. There are lots of symbols, including of course the sheriff’s gold star, a cowboy hat, a wanted poster and then the least well drawn, which looks like a cup of espresso but in fact must be a tot of whiskey. The scatter is two crossed pistols and three bullets.

The colour scheme is an authentic sepia, brown-tinged look - no garish reds or greens here. There are some animations too. When the pistol scatters are triggered, you see the chamber rotating, and the sound track gets exciting. When you get two scatters on reels 1 to 4, the fifth reel revs up a gear, and so does the music.

The soundtrack is pretty good - creaky wood, barking dogs and a whistle in the dark. When the reels start spinning you hear the sound of an old cash register being opened, followed by a whirring sound while they spin and some country cowboy guitar music when they stop.

In free spins mode, you’re in full-on saloon bar territory, with a great soundtrack including a honky-tonk piano. The other sound effect puts you in mind of someone sneezing, but maybe it’s meant to be a whip cracking, so hold the Kleenex. You’ll hear this sound whenever you click on one of the control buttons down at the bottom of the play area.

How to Play

For information on the game rules, symbol values and paylines, click the “i” button at the bottom left of the playing area. You’ll be taken to the Help section. Once you’re in the Help section, use the right and left arrows to move from one information screen to the next. To close the Help box, click the X in the top right-hand corner.

The Wanted posters are wild and can substitute for all symbols except the scatter - the two crossed pistols. All wins are paid left to right, with just one win on each betting line - that’s pretty standard in all slots.

With Dead or Alive, you only have nine paylines, and you can’t adjust the number of paylines. Now there are people who never bother to change the number of paylines, even though the slot they are playing will allow them to. So they won’t be too bothered by the fact that Dead or Alive doesn't allow you to adjust the number of paylines.

However, you can of course adjust the size of your wager. You can choose a wager level of from 0.01 to 0.50. At the bottom left of the playing area is the coin value display with a plus and minus on each side - you can use these to raise and lower the value of your bet. There’s also a Max Bet button next to the Spin Start.

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Bonus Features

If you want to get that reward in Dead or Alive, brandish those scatters. Five of those crossed pistols will net you a cool 2,500 - you can have a great time in Gulch City with that. But four scatters are only worth 25, while three get you four and two scatters get you just two.

Get three or more scatters (the crossed pistols) and you can win 12 free spins. In this bonus, winning lines pay out twice your wager - this is the kind of free spin we all like!

In free spins mode, the wilds are sticky and will hold their positions for as long as the free spins session carries on. Even when you retrigger the free spins, the original wilds will stay sticky. You can retrigger free spins once in every free spins session.

Better yet, during a free spins play episode, sticky wilds appearing on all of the reels get you five extra free spins. Not all games give free spins during free spins, so this is definitely a plus point for Dead or Alive. Sticky wilds are just like normal wilds and substitute for all symbols except the crossed guns scatter during free spin sessions.

Dead or Alive Symbol Values

  • The sheriff's gold star gives you 1,000 for five appearances, 125 for three appearances and 20 for one appearance.
  • The holster and gun gives you 750 for five appearances, 100 for three appearances and 20 for one appearance.
  • The cowboy hat gives you 400 for five appearances, 75 for three appearances and 15 for one appearance.
  • The cowboy boots give you 300 for five appearances, 60 for three appearances and 12 for one appearance.
  • The whisky gives you 200 for five appearances, 50 for three appearances and 10 for one appearance.

As with many slots, Dead or Alive also uses playing cards. Like the symbols, these pay on five, four and three appearances, as follows:

  • The Ace gives you 100 for five appearances, 20 for three appearances and 10 for one appearance.
  • The King gives you 75 for five appearances, 15 for three appearances and 5 for one appearance.
  • The Queen gives you 50 for five appearances, 12 for three appearances and 4 for one appearance.
  • The Jack gives you 40 for five appearances, 10 for three appearances and 2 for one appearance.
  • The Ten gives you 25 for five appearances, 10 for three appearances and 2 for one appearance.


RTP and Volatility

You'll find varying estimates of the Dead or Alive RTP online. However, the consensus figure is 96.8%. While Netent does have some slots in the 97% range, this is still a pretty generous figure and on the higher end of the average RTP you can get while playing.

Dead or Alive is a medium-volatility game. But as mentioned above, NetEnt now wants to cater for those players who want high-volatility games that offer the chance of really big payouts. The games will have the same RTP as NetEnt’s standard games but with much bigger prizes. So volatility is definitely a driver in games design as far as the developers are concerned.

A great advantage of Slots Temple is that you can select the games that have the volatility level you like. Just click on “Features” in the top menu and choose the level of volatility you prefer.

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The game comes from World Match, who are pretty generous with the free spins. You can win up to 12, and during a free spins round your bets are multiplied by two. What’s more, there’s a great bonus game. We’ve all seen the shot in the cowboy film where the sharpshooter lines up the tin cans on the wall and sets them all jumping as he hits every one. This game lets you do the same.

You have to get three or more Bonus Game symbols to get a shot at the tin cans, and then you need to hit six out of the nine cans. Each can has a different prize, and you get to see these once the Bonus Game is over.

Cowboys Go West is a unique game with a great bonus round and definitely worth trying if you don’t know it. It’s also easy to configure - you can set your bet level, autospin number and paylines.

Play Responsibly

When you’re playing free slots you’re only spending time, and that’s a great thing about them. They’re an excellent alternative to the online casinos, where you have to register and deposit money in order to pay. Even if you register with a casino that allows you to play for free on a “no deposit” basis, it can be tempting once you’ve registered to simply switch over, deposit some cash to get a bonus and then find you’re playing for money all the time.

You can play for free at Slots Temple without being tempted to flip over to wagering for money. So it’s a great site to use if you have been playing for money and would like to wean yourself off that habit. There are thousands of titles here at Slots Temple. That’s far more than are carried by online casinos. So instead of betting money, why not explore the amazing slots on offer? One of the great features of Slots Temple is that as well as searching on individual words, you can explore themes such as Outer Space or Ancient Egypt.

Even when you’re playing for free, you need to control your play so that it doesn’t take up time you should be spending on other things. For example, if you find that you’re getting behind with your studies or not arriving at work on time because of playing slots, you need to take a look at your slot use and regulate it so that it doesn’t adversely affect other aspects of your life.

Some people schedule playing times or tell themselves they can only play when they’ve completed a task they need to do, whether that’s doing the washing or writing an essay! Others try to stop themselves getting too obsessed with a particular title and vary the titles they play so that none of them gets a grip on them.

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Slot Data
Slot Name: Dead or Alive
Software: Net Ent
RTP: 96.8%
Volatility: High volatility
Paylines: 9
Reels: 5
Min Bet (all lines covered): £0.90 (GBP)
Max Bet: £36 (GBP)
Top Win: 1000
Features: Bonus Game , Wild Symbol , Scatter Symbol , Free Spins , High volatility , 5 Reels , Increasing Multipliers
UK Available in GB? Yes. Net Ent have a UKGC license and are allowed to offer their games at UK licensed casinos.

Dead or Alive FAQs

Can I play Dead or Alive for free?

Yes, you can, right here at Slots Temple, the best free slots site there is online. What’s more, you can play lots more slots based on cowboys, Indians and the Wild West.

Does Dead or Alive have free spins?

Not only does it have free spins, it also has sticky wilds during free spins. You win 12 free spins when you get three or more scatters, and in free spins mode you get paid out with a multiplier of two. What’s more, you can retrigger - getting free spins while you are already in free spins mode.

Can I win real money while playing Dead or Alive?

Not at Slots Temple because it is a free slots site. To win real money, you would have to sign up to join an online casino, and then you would need to prove your identity. Then you would need to deposit cash into your account. Any winnings would be subject to a play-through requirement, so you’d have to wager more money before you got your winnings. So free slots are an uncomplicated, hassle-free way to enjoy slots.

Do you have any Dead or Alive Tips or cheats?

No cheating here! Dead or Alive uses a Random Number Generator (RNG). This is pre-programmed to ensure that the game really is random each and every time you spin. So tips aren’t going to help you get more spins. However, we all know that games are sometimes in payout mode and sometimes not!

How do I know it’s really random?

Players are always arguing about whether their favourite games really are random. But to ensure legality the Gambling Commission insists that companies which are providing slot games for wagering, or purely for entertainment, have to comply with a set of technical standards. These force the games providers to use fully tested RNGs that have been shown to be truly random. The Gambling Commission checks to ensure this is carried out properly.

Can I play Dead or Alive with no deposit?

You don’t need a deposit to play Dead or Alive - at Slot’s Temple it’s free, as are lots of other great slots.

Can I download Dead or Alive?

You don’t need to - you can play Dead or Alive on mobile, tablet or on a PC without needing to download the game or install an app.

Do I need to know any other Dead or Alive games before I play this one?

There’s only one Dead or Alive game. It’s a standalone, so there’s nothing you need to know before playing.

Are all slots random?

No, there are some slots that are not random, but the Gambling Commission says you must be clearly told which type you are playing. All the Slots Temple slots are random slots. The Gambling Commission tests every slot to ensure that its randomness and stated RTP are accurate.

Do free slots give more free spins at certain times of the day?

No. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night you play or how many other people are playing online. The free spins are generated randomly. And no matter whether you’ve won or lost previously, the odds are exactly the same for your next spin.

Does Dead or Alive have a progressive jackpot?

A progressive jackpot is when each game played helps to build up a jackpot that any player in the game can win. Dead or Alive doesn’t have a progressive jackpot. However, if you look at YouTube, you’ll see great wins by players of Dead or Alive.

Is there a VIP programme for free slots?

No, there isn’t a VIP programme for free slots. However, if you are already a member of a VIP programme in an online casino, you may get special access to free slots when playing there.

Are there fewer free spins when you don’t gamble with cash?

There are exactly the same number whether you play for free or pay with cash or play for free. The number of free spins is set by the RNG, which is explained above.

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M MaskedMan
An oldie but a goodie 04/12/2019

Played this a fair few time over the years, I like the sticky wilds in the free spins feature - it's given me some decent wins in the past as wins are doubled during the feature.

P Player1Slots
good free spins 30/11/2019

Played this a few times. Wins hit quite often and free spins not hard to get which is always good. Plays really well on mobile. NetEnt slots always worth a spin IMO, also Dead or Alive 2 is on here as well.