Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

This slot is extra popular among players that like a high variance. If you make it to the free spins round, you can win up to €54,000. Dead or Alive was launched back in 2009, but it is still super well-liked among the high-variance seekers in NetEnt casinos, who are showing no signs of abandoning this slot for more modern games.

If you are looking for a slot that is high variance without any progressive jackpot, you should absolutely give Dead or Alive a go.

Dead or Alive comes with wild symbol, scatter symbol and a generous free spin mode. During free spins, a 2x win multiplier is active and you can get help from long-lasting frozen wilds.

The basics

  • Game developer: NetEntertainment (NetEnt)
  • Launch year: 2009
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 9
  • Progressive jackpot: No
  • Max win: €54,000 (combined winnings)
  • RTP: 96.8%

The highest paying individual combo will pay out just 1,500 coins, but you can win much more than this on a single wager thanks to the generous free spins round.


The theme for this slot is the wild west and the hunt for five classic western outlaws: Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Belle Star, Della Rose, and Apache Kid.

Examples of symbols that can appear on the reels are the sheriff’s star, cowboy clothing, wanted posters, and various weapons.


Lowest possible bet: €0,01 x 1 payline x 1 coin = €0,01 per spin

Highest possible bet: €0,50 x 9 paylines x 4 coins = €18 per spin

Coin value span: €0.01 to €0.50

When playing Dead or Alive, you decide how many of the paylines to activate, from just 1 to all 9.

Then, you select how many coins to bet per activated payline: 1, 2, 3 or 4 coins.

Finally, you can adjust the coin value. The lowest available coin value is €0.01 and the highest is €0.50.

Wild symbol

In the base game, the poster with the words “Wanted – Dead or Alive – Outlaw” is a wild symbol capable of substituting for any of the regular symbols, but not for the scatter symbol (the two revolvers).

The revolvers can take you to a Free Spin round with win multiplier and frozen wild

The scatter symbol display two revolvers from the legendary weapons manufactorer Colt. Two scatters, anywhere on the reels, is enough to get a coin win, but a minimum of three is required to get to the free spins round.

The free spins round consists of 12 free spins.

A 2x win multiplier is active during free spins, which means that all your coin wins are doubled.

The frozen wilds

During free spins, you can get help from frozen wilds. During the base game, the general wanted poster was the wild symbol, but during free spins, there are five different specific wanted posters that can appear and they are all frozen wilds.

Once a wanted poster has appeared during a free spins round, it will freeze into place and stay there for all the remaining free spins. It is not unusual to accumulate quite a few frozen wilds on the reels during a free spin round when playing Dead or Alive.

If you manage to get a wanted poster on each of the five reels, you will receive 5 new free spins!