December 09, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Welcome to ”Hollywired,” where you play turgid, half-baked videogame adaptations of turgid, half-baked movies. About the only interesting thing Sony did with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was to cast it as a role-playing, rather than an action, game, but it’s still awful: Even fans of the Kenneth Branagh movie will find it hard to get past the first scene, in which Frankenstein’s monster hobbles around the doctor’s lab like an aged pensioner looking for his Social Security check. It’s saved from total failure by this line from the enclosed tip sheet: ”If you come across the flies, use the manure to get past them.” D-

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