Well, it didn’t take long for Netent’s revamp of the original very high volatility Dead or Alive slot to bring us a monster hit! In fact, it happened within 24 hours of its release on April 24 2019 when a German player and Casinomeister member ‘Subsoil’ was playing at Videoslots and chose the highest variance of the three free spins rounds Dead or Alive 2 offers, the High Noon round.
Dead or Alive 2 High Noon bonus
These free spins options are described in our Dead or Alive 2 slot review but the High Noon choice is essentially the same as the original DoA set-up with 12 free games and sticky Wilds, and 5 extra spins if one should have landed on all 5 reels during the initial 12 spins. You don’t get a general 2x multiplier but should Wilds land twice on a reel they become sticky 2x Wilds and 3x should you fill all three rows on the reel. Given that the Wilds are multiplicative and a Wild Line pays 167x bet, you can imagine the potential, which Netent state is over 100,000x stake!
Check out the video of this amazing Dead or Alive 2 win
The player originally never recorded it, just a screenshot but Videoslots asked Netent to replay the bonus and make a video for him which he has kindly shared with us:
30,079x bet was the final result!
Well there’s no need to imagine in the case of Subsoil’s High Noon bonus as he landed a Wild Line early on and by the end it had four 2x Wilds in play, resulting in a colossal 30,079x bet win for him! He was only betting 18c but nevertheless even at this low stake he racked up nearly 5,500 euros for the round. This is one of the biggest times-stake wins ever seen on any slot ever that isn’t as a result of a jackpot so congratulations to Subsoil, I hope he enjoys the winnings.
Casinos are limiting Dead or Alive 2 stakes
Unsurprisingly many casinos have hastily applied bet limits to the slot now. The original had a maximum stake of anything from 18 to 45 and the biggest wins recorded were just over 10,000x bet. Now the operators are wary of incurring a massive liability via play of the Dead or Alive 2 slot so limits of 4.50 and 3.60 are commonly being installed on this 9-line monster. Even so, this could incur for the casino a pay out of a quarter to half a million which despite theoretical claims from other high variance games such as Bonanza and Primal Megaways seems actually achievable here.
After a couple of years in the doldrums as a developer, it appears Netent have come up with a knockout punch for the increasingly popular high volatility slotting scene and we shall be hearing a lot more in the coming months regarding Dead or Alive 2. As I type I’m actually hearing reports of an even bigger 44,000x hit…