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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. There’s nothing terribly wrong with Turn It Around. But with so many similar games that have more content and more gameplay variety, it’s hard to find a reason to recommend it.
  2. An expansive number of levels, plenty of unlockable rewards, and a variety of play options - all qualities which tend to make game compilations worth picking up in the first place - are noticeably lacking here.
  3. Turn It Around just mixes too much frustration mixed in with the fun. Screw this. Wheel of Fortune's on.
  4. Most of the minigames are lame and the touch-screen controls rarely work like they should.
  5. Here’s a tip, kids: You can play a better game at home with just a pen. Here’s how: start drawing circles on a sheet of paper. Yeah! You did it! Now your mom has something to put on the fridge.
  6. 40
    Turn It Around is a one-trick pony that's still looking to perfect its one trick. The game lacks the diversity of play that has helped make other titles in the mini-game genre meet with at least a moderate amount of success.
  7. Turn It Around is nothing less than a slap in the face to Nintendo DS owners everywhere, a spiritual successor to Furu Furu Park in that it combines uninteresting and often non-functional games with painful audio/visual elements and a lack of replayability to drain every ounce of value from the purchase.
  8. 35
    I'd like to recommend the game in some fashion, but sadly, it took longer to pen this piece than it did for me to get through the actual game with one notable exception - no wrist pain.
  9. 35
    Quirky minigames can be excellent fun, but the best collections offer variety. Spinning a wheel ad infinitum just doesn't cut it.
  10. 30
    But to try and sell it as a 20 dollar game on a system without the spin knob? It doesn't work.
  11. Even with the budget price of $20, this is not a recommended game. The quirkiness is a little too over the top and the touch controls are shoddy at best.

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