In May 2009, NetEnt wowed us with Dead or Alive. This highly-volatile video slot transported us to a world of rugged outlaws, crime-busting sheriffs and sharp-shooting cowboys. With awesome graphics and epic payout potential, it won the praise of game critics and players alike, and quickly found itself on every online casino’s most-wanted list.
When news broke of a sequel almost a decade later, excitement levels were high amongst the world’s die-hard DOA fans. But does Dead or Alive II live up to the hype? Here’s what we think now we’ve had the chance to spin it for ourselves.
Feel and Theme
In terms of style, Dead or Alive II has the same Old West-theme as its predecessor. However, the graphics and sounds are much sharper.
Expect to see 3D symbols like sheriff badges, pistols, cowboy hats and whisky bottles on the reels, and hear a wicked Western soundtrack playing as you spin. Even the outlaws that starred in the original slot – Billy the Kid, Jesse James, etc. – have had bit of a makeover; they now look a lot tougher, and far less cartoonish, than we remember. Continue reading