Since you already have most of the good newer new Stern's (ST, MET, ACDC) I think you should go for Kiss. The more I play it the more I feel that TWD isn't the sort of game I would want to spend NIB money on.
If SM VE comes we don't know what the code will be like. We assume they will maintain the same rules but if it does have new dots and new voice acting the rules may be tweaked as well. The code would likely be based on the same rules (I would hope) if not basically identical but who can say at this time since it has not been announced and we have not been told anything official.
Would I assume that VE runs of later models would only happen if there is left over stock of old SAM Boards? Would Stern actually recode a VE for the spike platform?
To provide feedback on the 3 games the OP is interested in...
TWD Premium is awesome if you like the zombie theme and don't mind tough short games.
The whole package works great and the rules are very good and getting better. Horde is an awesome wizard mode.
Spiderman VE would be awesome as well - if it comes into existence. SM has long games vs short games.
Kiss looks like a fun layout, but no idea of the rules and still need to play it.
I had rotator cuff surgery 4 weeks ago. 6 month rehab. KISS LE is a gift to myself for getting through surgery and rehab.
I'll be 100% in December...that's when I get to open my gift.
From Stern, it would have to be GoT at this point. So much they could do with that theme.
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