Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

dead or aliveDead or Alive is a slot machine game set in the Wild West, and the reels are adorned with symbols such as cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, the cowboy’s trusty revolver, and a shiny sheriff’s star. There are also SIX wild symbols in the form of wanted posters. One of the wild symbols is the general wanted poster, while the other wilds are specific wanted posters for five different fugitives. The wanted men and women are Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Della Rose, Belle Star, and Apache Kid.

Dead or Alive has developed a very loyal following among players who like high variance slots. It was released back in 2009, but is showing no signs of becoming abandoned.  A sequel, dead or alive 2 was released in 2019.   Both games are popular and can be found in a large number of online casinos.  Most NetEnt casinos feature this game.  Leo Vegas is an example of an awarded winning casino that features this game. Leo Vegas offer a very large selection of games and the world’s best online casino.

If you like high variance slots, you will most likely love Dead or Alive. If not, you will probably hate to see your bankroll shrink during the standard game, waiting for the generous free spins round to be triggered. During the free spins round, it is possible to win up to €54,000. The free spins round features Sticky Wilds and all regular wins are doubled.

Game developer

Dead or Alive was created by the Swedish game developer NetEnt.


5 reels


9 paylines


You adjust the coin value. The largest coin value is €0.50 and the lowest €0.01.

You can bet on anywhere from just 1 to all 9 paylines.

You can bet 1-4 coins per activated payline.

The smallest possible wager is €0.01 x 1 coin x 1 payline = €0.01 per round.

The largest possible wager is €0.50 x 4 coins x 9 paylines = €18 per round.

Wild symbol

Wild in the base game

In the base game, the wild symbol is a general wanted poster with the text Wanted – Dead or Alive – Outlaw. It can replace any of the regular symbols, but not the scatter symbol.

Wilds in the Free Spins round

During the free spins round, five different wild symbols can show up on the reels; one for each of the wanted outlaws Billy the Kid, Apache Kid, Belle Star, Jesse James, and Della Rose.

Scatter symbol

The scatter symbol in Dead or Alive consists of two revolvers from the legendary gun maker Colt. To trigger the Free Spins round, you need a minimum of three scatter symbols, anywhere on the reels.

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Free Spins round

The free spins round consists of 12 free spins with a 2x win multiplier.

As mentioned above, there are five different wild symbols in the form of five wanted posters:

  • Billy the Kid Wild
  • Della Rose Wild
  • Jesse James Wild
  • Apache Kid Wild
  • Belle Star Wild

Each of these five wild symbols is a sticky wild. If it appears, it will freeze in place and stay there until the free spins round is over.

If you manage to get a wanted poster on each of the five reels, you will be awarded with an additional 5 free spins.

Progressive jackpot

Dead or Alive does not have any progressive jackpot.


The RTP for this slot is 96.8 percent.