Minor nitpick: the first game to use synthesized
voices was, I believe, The Wizard of Wor
("I am the wiz-ard of wo-ar...ah..ah..ah.."). Must agree with Kubla Khan
is an evil and addictive game. I briefly lived with one; when we'd forget to turn it off, we'd juuust be falling asleep and the thing would yell "RUN! RUN!"
Guaranteed coronary infarct.
Oh, and Kubla: I tried Sinistar on shockwave.com. Forget it. The original had an 8-way joystick that you used to direct your ship. There's no way a keyboard system can even come close.