Dead or Alive Pokie

Dead or Alive is a cowboy themed video pokie, which is designed to take place out in the Wild West. This game features pretty spiffy graphics, consisting of whiskey, cowboy boots, a sheriff’s badge, a pistol, a Stetson, and of course, the usual and customary high playing card symbols.

It is regarded as a good game by those who have played it, mainly due to its unique set of special features, which we’ll come to in just a moment. But first, let’s discuss the wagering options you have open to you.

Dead or Alive is played over a total of 5 reels, upon which sit a total of just 9 paylines. Yes, only nine in total, which isn’t great. However, you can wager on each line individually if you wish, as well as choose coin values and betting levels. Betting levels of between 1 and 4 can be chosen, with coin denominations stemming from 0.01 up to 0.50. Dead or Alive players are going to find that stakes cost from 0.01 per line, per spin, up to 18.00 per spin in this game.

Pokie Information

  • Software:
  • Type:
    Video Pokie
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  • Coins Range:
    0.01 to 0.50
  • Jackpot:
    5,000 Coins
  • Bonus Round:
  • Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:

Special features

Wild symbol: Dead or Alive’s wild icon is only basic in the base game. It has more features later on the free spins bonus. The wild can substitute itself for all other icons in the game, save for scatter icons.

Scatter icon: The pair of pistols is Dead or Alive’s scatter. When it appears 3 or more times in any positions on the reels, a free spins bonus will be triggered. Players will also pocket scattered wins of 2x, 4x, 25x or 2,500x their total bet for 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these icons, appearing anywhere on the reels, respectively.

Free spins: In the free spins bonus, all winnings will be multiplied by 2x their normal rate of pay. Players will start the free spins bonus with 12 free games, although additional free spins can be acquired once, by landing more scatters. During this bonus, all wilds will become sticky and remain in place for the duration of the free spins bonus.

Maximum win

We’ve kind of already mentioned this, but the best paying icon in the game is actually the scatter icon. If a player lands these pair of pistols symbols 5 times in any positions on the reels, they will win the top non-progressive jackpot of 2,500x their total bet. Players could potentially win more by landing sticky wilds all over the screen in the free spins bonus, though.


Dead or Alive is an exciting pokie. There aren’t too many pokie games nowadays that really go nuts with their sticky wilds, but this pokie is one that does. Sticky wilds are in integral part of this game’s popularity, and without them, it would be just a very good looking Wild West themed title. The wagers are cheap enough, the wins are large enough, and the special features are adequate to entertain almost all players.

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