We were pleasantly surprised to see that NetEnt tried to keep as much as possible of the original DNA of Dead or Alive but as excepted significantly improved the graphics and animations. The Dead or Alive 2 slot has now a modern feel with a typical scene from a Western village in the background of a translucent game window. Frameless reels are flanked by wooden beams that were used for hangings in those times.
Another welcome return is making the gang of five outlaws Billy Kid, Belle Starr, Jesse James, Della Rose and Apache Kid who have remained in the same formation. They are riding again for more heists in banks, trains and saloons. NetEnt even transferred a good part of the original soundtrack to keep the authenticity of the legendary slot.
Dead or Alive II is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 9 fixed pay lines, featuring wild substitutions and three free spins modes with wild multipliers and sticky wilds.
The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.80%. You can ride with the gang of five on mobile and desktop from 0.09 to 18 coins. The usual NetEnt controls for Autoplay and Quickspin allow you to customize your gaming experience.
Kudos to NetEnt to keep the original pay symbol set intact although they received a serious makeover. At the low end, you will find the playing cards from 10 to A while at the high end are the well-known whiskey glasses, cowboy boots, hats, holsters with a handgun and a sheriff star. The wild symbol is a wanted poster that turns on each reel into one of the five characters in the free spins round. The scatter is a pair of colts, with minimum three needed to trigger the bonus feature.