And that’s not technically a good thing as we’re not that keen on western, or cliches, but this NetEnt slot game is jam packed full of them.
The half drunk shot of whiskey, the cowboy boots and the smoking gun all sit side by side the sheriff badge, hat and wanted posters in this Dead or Alive slot machine.
Even the sounds, when it comes right down to it, are pretty generic. But this is one of NetEnt’s older casino games, so you have to forgive it’s rougher edges. This is the wild west after all.
Yet, despite the years, it’s still popular with hundreds of players who know one big secret that we’re about to reveal to you, our dear readers.
What do we mean by that? Well, the fact that the Dead or Alive slot, at first glance looks like a pretty friendly game.
The wins show up fairly frequently. Though budgeting is a good idea, you don’t have to be super careful with this game, as you would with Microgaming’s Isis for example.
Even the free spins, that hide the big wins, seem to show up every 50 to 100 spins or so. Hardly long enough to miss them.
It’s perhaps one of the few high variance slots that won’t make you go bankrupt in a few spins, but give you genuine entertainment and value for your money.
And yet, play long enough and you might wonder if we didn’t fool you into thinking that this game actually had genuine big hits.
Oh but it does. They are just not that easy to get.
A high volatility slot that keeps your balance healthy
You see, you have two levels of free spins; the ones that keep you ticking along and the ones that will see you become the Sheriff in this two horse town.
So far, so standard, right?
Pretty much. Except any wild you get here will remain sticky for the whole duration of the slots free spins bonus game.
Get the right ones on the right reels, and you’ve got a whole series of multiple wins to keep you entertained.
Of course, generally you end up with much more than about 30x your bet, but from time to time you get about 50x your bet, which can perk up your evening.
This is like the hidden bonus game within the Dead or Alive video slot, and where you’ll get the really big wins.
You’ll have to get a wild symbol, sticky, on each of the 5 reels, to trigger a further 5 free spins with all the wilds sitting there, giving you multiple 5 of a kind wins.
Add that 2x multiplier to the mix and you can see why so many players keep coming back to it.
We would have given this Net Entertainment slot one more half a star if it would have been available to play on our iPads, tablets and phones, and we’re not a big fan of theme personally.
Though we warn you, once you’ve experienced that thrill of getting those wilds to line up, nothing short of getting every single one of those outlaws will be good enough.
Your new life mission? Bring them all in. Dead or alive.