By EW Staff
Updated October 20, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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In The 1st Degree (Broderbund Software, CD-ROM for PC, $50) In this multimedia whodunit, frustrated Court TV watchers can satiate their lawyerly ambitions by playing a prosecutor trying to pin a murder-one rap on a well-to-do suspect. Interacting with video clips, you interview evasive witnesses, examine crime-scene photos, and then present your case to a jury. But because you start out knowing who the perp is, the only mystery here is how many hours of play it will take you to get a conviction. And the numerous diverting clips of nagging TV legal analysts and newscasters add tedium rather than realism. Even Marcia Clark could wrap this case up faster. C

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