By Harold Goldberg
Updated July 14, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Nuts about the high-tech machines that make testing labs work? Well, this could have been the program for you. In it, you are a jack-of-all-tests, trying to solve the puzzle of an enigmatic blob that washes ashore. Analyze the lump for radioactivity levels; listen to the hum of a mass spectrometer making its calculations. All of this is enjoyable. But then some programmer had to make Science Sleuths perky and ”funny” — incorporating bad actors indulging in lame shenanigans, which grow tiresome after about five minutes. B-

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