Dead or Alive 2 has been a long time coming. When meeting Netent at the various game exhibitions I’ve always asked about a new version as players love the high volatility and crazy wins Dead or Alive is renowned for. Well, it appears they may have listened as in a couple of months Dead or Alive 2 is going to appear in most multi-platform online casinos and you can expect some surprises, especially as sequels are usually considered inferior to the originals – not in this case!
You retain the original game symbols and 9-line format but those of you who didn’t appreciate the slow clonky play will be pleased to hear the html5 format has increase the spin speed and the graphics have improved too.
The real fun and thrills start when you consider the changes to the free games. Don’t worry, you get 3 options of which one is the original 2x pays, sticky Wilds and 5 extra spins if you manage to land Wilds on all 5 reels. This round is called, appropriately, the Old Saloon.
The first of the two new free games format is Train Heist – here you get an increasing multiplier for any winning lines counted during the intital spins. Should your multiplier hit 16x or more, then 5 extra spins are awarded.
The final choice and second of the two new additions are the High Noon Saloon spins. You get sticky Wilds as per the Old Saloon but here the multiplier increases to 2x on any reels which accumulate 2 Wilds and 3x if all 3 rows on a reel become sticky Wilds.
Dead or Alive 2 is promising to be a hugely popular release and maybe, just maybe, will pull some players back from recent high-variance success stories such as Bonanza, Extra Chilli and Jammin’ Jars. Time will tell!