The original and first Circles level, Nine Circles by Zobros

Nine Circles levels, or Nine Circles remakes are the most popular level trend to date. The levels tend to be recoloured remakes of Zobros' demon level of the same name, usually with varying difficulty. The vast majority of these levels are demons. Nine Circles levels generally use dubstep, electro or dance music, such as NightKilla (Rukkus), Xtrullor, and more. The signature epileptic wave part, alias "Circles" is the drop of the song. The Nine Circles wave is the most iconic part of the level and has flashing lights making it hard to see where the player is going. Sometimes, the lights are mixed with other game modes, like in The Realistic or Bausha Vortex

History

In January 2015, Zobros published the level Nine Circles, his first original level. This level left the Geometry Dash community stunned, and became very popular. In late February, the unknown (at that current time) player SuperPizzaLuigi, made a remake of this level, with purple colors and another Rukkus song of the same name: Fairydust. In late April, Softable and the well known ZenthicAlpha replicated respectively with The Realistic and Jawbreaker. Since this moment, the trend of Nine Circles levels had spread like wildfire, with dozens of this level in the next months, since May to August, made both from famous creators (Glittershroom, Dhafin, Andromeda and Minesap) and both from unknown creators, who became famous just creating a remake of Nine Circles (Crispy Dash, Artimiel, RedUniverse, N1XO). This trend declined with the 2.0 update since RobTop refused to give stars to other classical remakes of Nine Circles, except in very few cases. Then the creators experimented with new styles and the 2.0 generation of Nine Circles levels was born with levels like Retro Circles, Circulatum, AnotherCircles, and Ultimate Circles. Some people like Rulas and Rustam launched other trending styles like Ultra and XII Circles, which are even harder to replicate, especially the latter. In 2016, very few remakes got featured, and by this point in time, since even Zobros himself finds the trend overused, RobTop promised him any new Nine Circles level is likely to not get starred. However, Bausha Vortex, Nine CircleX, Despacito Circles, and Bakuretsu are a few exceptions.

Design and Gameplay

The design of a stereotypical Nine Circles level often consists of Tokyo blocks and Hexagon Force's blocks, saw-blades and design principles introduced in Blast Processing, Theory of Everything II background and a squared ground. In ship and ball parts, Tokyo Slopes are used. In the wave, the creator uses 1.4-styled slopes, colored saw-blades, and spikes, that flash concentrically together with the background. Usually, a Nine Circles level is usually made by these game modes (note that they don't always appear all at each level and their order may change, depending on the creator's preference).

  • First cube: This segment is usually in single speed, features spikes, gears, orbs, and some fake lines. It's sometimes somewhat easy to clear, with some arguable exceptions, such as Problematic.
  • Maze cube: This was first introduced in Fairydust and consists of many confusing blocks with troll rings, invisible spikes, and many fake lines.
  • Ship: This is usually in double speed and much harder than the cube and features spiked oblique columns, gears, and gravity portals. This part requires crucial timing.
  • Ball: Slightly easier than the ship, is made by Tokyo slopes, clusters of spikes, gears and rings. The speed chosen is usually double.
  • Transition cube: This is the easiest part of the level and is placed before the wave, or between two wave segments. It can be auto, partly auto, or with simple jumps. The speed is usually slow.
  • Epileptic wave: This is usually the hardest part of the level, made by tight spaces, many gravity, speed and size portals, fake lines, saw-blades, spikes, and dual routes. These parts require mashing and/or crucial timing. This is usually at triple speed but often speed is changed in different parts.
  • Epileptic ship: Introduced in Figures, is very clunky to control and requires straight flying and crucial timing. This part usually features gravity portals, rings, and spikes. It doesn't appear in all Nine Circles levels.
  • Epileptic cube: Introduced in The Realistic, is easier than the wave but tends to be buggy. The player must jump on "Circles slopes", avoid spikes and tap rings. This cube is typically found in that of the Ultra Series. These game modes are seldom going to involve epileptic UFO, ball or robot.
  • Final cube: Not always featured in a level. Moderately hard, loses its difficulty near the end. Typical of this part many fake lines and rings. In the end, the creator's signature and "GG" can usually be seen.

Each Nine Circles level sticks with one color scheme the majority of the time, although, on occasion, they have been shown to use multiple colors or be rainbow-colored.

Not all Nine Circles levels incorporate the same design. Some such as Blacklight or Nine Circles XII use different level designs but retain the same core gameplay.

List of Nine Circles Levels

The chronological list of all starred/featured Nine Circles levels. Note that unrated Circles levels and silent Nine Circles levels are not on the list. Also, any downgraded Nine Circles levels and each level that resembles Nine Circles effects without actually belonging to this category (e.g. Nightmare Realm II, Warhead) that are on the list will be removed.

Level Name Difficulty Creator(s) (verifier in parentheses) Soundtrack Color Scheme ID

Demons

Nine Circles Demon.png 10 Star.png Zobros Nine Circles by Rukkus Red 4284013
Fairydust Demon.png 10 Star.png SuperPizzaLuigi Fairydust by Rukkus Purple 5310094
The Realistic Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Softable 211 by Rukkus Yellow 6664095
Figures Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Glittershroom Figures by Rukkus Pink 6892453
Jawbreaker Demon.png 10 Star.png ZenthicAlpha Jawbreaker by Rukkus Blue 6939821
Astronaut 13 Demon.png 10 Star.png Minesap Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus Black 6988264
Headrush Demon.png 10 Star.png ToxicGD (MaxiS9) Headrush by Rukkus White 6996731
Classic Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png CompleXx Classical by Rukkus Green 7002072
Silhouette Demon.png 10 Star.png Havok (Smokes) Figures by Rukkus Lime Green 7018102
Poltergeist Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Andromeda Poltergeist (old mix) by Rukkus Gray 7054561
Problematic Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Dhafin Problematic by Rukkus Green/Turquoise 7116121
Classical Demon.png 10 Star.png Hakkou Classical by Rukkus Gray (previously: Hot Pink) 7203561
Classical Demon.png 10 Star.png RayOriens Classical by Rukkus Turquoise 7294616
Evil Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png SrDeay +

SrGuillester

Evil by Rukkus Cyan 7614092
Fear Me Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Crispy Dash Fear Me (NGADM entry) by Rukkus Sky Blue 7705437
Down Bass Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png RealSpectra DEV-BassDownLow Remix by Rukkus Lime 8147005
Fractured Circles Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Artimiel Fracture by Rukkus Fuchsia 8418966
Sine Wavs Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Dorami Sine Wavs by Rukkus Lime/Olive 8723596
Butterfly Effect Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Linco My Future by viewtifulday Cyan/Turquoise 9608518
Golden Hope Demon.png 10 Star.png Terron Sourcream by AeronMusic (originally Holdin' On (Skrillex & Nero Remix) by Monsta) Golden 9682304
Crimson Clutter Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png RedUniverse Sweet Dreams by Rukkus Crimson 9700312
Space Circles Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Suomi Spaceman by Rukkus Brown 9864147
Paracosm Circles Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png N1XO Paracosm by Xtrullor Lavender 10197026
Sharp Minor Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png ASonicMen +

Giron

Ill Sharp Minor by Rukkus Gold 10312917
Catastrophic Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Lalter Problematic by Rukkus Green 10789222
Sweet Dreams Demon.png 10 Star.png Zeus9 Sweet Dreams by Rukkus Purple 10807587
Windy Circles Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png KeiAs Windfall by TheFatRat Rainbow/white 10890011
Solar Circles Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png D4rkGryf Solar Wind by Jumper Orange 10972106
Ultra Paracosm Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Rulas Paracosm by Xtrullor Purple/Violet 11588490
Ultra Fairydust Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png IiIRulasIiI Fairydust by Rukkus Pink/Indigo 12073525
Crying Souls Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Knobbelboy Cry by Xtrullor Green/Red 12423506
Ultra Circles Demon.png 10 Star.png IiIRulasIiI Nine Circles by Rukkus Red/Orange 12568393
Infinite Circles Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Startor Infinite Power by TheFatRat Red/Orange 13037894
Infinite Circles v2 Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png GMDomy Infinite Power by TheFatRat Red/Orange 13114485
Nine Deaths Demon.png 10 Star.png Shademirai Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red/Black 13281254
The RealistiK Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png SeveranceD Cry by Xtrullor Gold 13501597
Infernity Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Jo2000 Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Orange/Black 13530154
SuperNova Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Motu Supernova by Xtrullor Cyan/Lime 13575944
Antique Circles Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png AncientAnubis Jawbreaker by Rukkus Sepia 13641664
Nine Circles XII Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png IIRustamII Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red 13703326
Ultimate Circles Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Suomi Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Rainbow 13704546
End of the Circles Demon.png 10 Star.png Serponge This Game RmX off v by Dj-Jo Multicolor 13859794
Retro Circles Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Nacho21 Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Retro (Black/Green) 14000484
Invisible Light Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Nacho21 Blacklight by Rukkus Invisible (White/Gray) 14019412
Circulatum Demon.png 10 Star.png Ellixium (TheRealBayu) Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red 14030404
AnotherCircles Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Zyzyx Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red 14309230
Quasar Demon.png 10 Star.png Allan Genesis by MafiaPineapple Electric Blue 14321727
Paracosm XII Demon.png 10 Star.png FaKob Paracosm by Xtrullor Violet 14960319
Dark Angels Demon.png 10 Star.png GdTheTactiq Dark Angel by F-777 Black/White 15263276
Circles Evolution Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Findexi (MaxiS9) Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red 16080606
Blacklight Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Pan Blacklight by Rukkus Yellow and Black 17796070
Future Circles Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png KeiAs I Like Your Face by Xtrullor Multicolor 21306256
Trump Circles Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png RLOL + Axxorz + Moufi + Gibbon + Darwin + TiTi The Great Trump Wall by Steampianist Multicolor 26245696
Flat Major Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png EndLevel +JakeN2436 + Metalface221 Ill Sharp Minor by Rukkus Brown/Orange 26441161
Sonic Wave Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png Cyclic (Sunix) Sonic Blaster by F-777 Dark Blue 26681070
FaifBass Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png NucleusCore34 and Faiftex DEV-BassDownLow Remix by Rukkus Green/Black 27991508
Bausha Vortex Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png Pennutoh Fracture by Rukkus Electric 30380566
The Secret Box Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Metalface221 Secret Box by Zanzlanz Multicolor 33405303
Pulsar Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png llAkarill + Shiryuu7 The Cosmos by MafiaPineapple Multicolor 36099108
Nine CircleX Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Viprin +

Zobros + Rustam + MaxiS9

Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Orange/Red/Yellow 36522386
Power Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png ToxYc Headrush by Rukkus Blue/Dark Blue 36831819
Mujigae Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png Freaklin + Swithical (Freaklin) Climax by SmK (SKILLZmakeKILLZ) Rainbow 38765979
Despacito Circles Demon.png 10 Star.png Terron +

Darwin + Kips

Ground Zero by Dex Arson Multicolor 39495014
Hyper Paracosm Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png iIiViruziIi, EndLevel, and TheRealSneaky TruthOrDare by Rukkus ft. Jrounds Dark Purple 42117203
Tengu Wind Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Shemo Spirit of the Lilies by Lockyn Multicolor 47853491
Bakuretsu Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Fairfax + RehanZ Milky Ways Redux by bossfightofficial Purple/Pink/White 48435217
Generic Wave Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png Pennutoh and Enlex (Mullsy) Sonic Blaster by F-777 Light Blue 49576382
Auditory Breaker Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png LazerBlitz and Manix648 (Gabs) Sonic Blaster by F-777 Blue/Black 51791710
Arctic Lights Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png iIiViruziIi, EndLevel, and Metalface221 (Metalface221) Untitled Beat by Rukkus Pale Blue 52919433
Balengu Vortex Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png Temp, ItsHybrid, and HJfod (Temp) Fracture by Rukkus Electric 55385816
Hue Effect Easy Demon.png 10 Star.png Zoroa GD My Future by viewtifulday Multicolor 57395071
Nine Paws Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Maxyland, FurixGD, Irving Soluble, Abdula, DaxFan, DHaner, Subzell, Liepard, DubsC (Mr Spaghetti) DirtyPaws - Rukkus (Original Mix) Multicolor 57410372
Aquatic Auroras Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png EndLevel, Electro, Lime (Aeden) Headrush by Rukkus Aquamarine 60740290
Astronaut 14 Demon.png 10 Star.png SirZaiss + Alfian10 (PrayogaGD) Astronaut 13 (NK Remix) by Rukkus Black 60960827
Hateful Reflection Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png GD Iris (Demented) Cry by Xtrullor Crimson 61132346
Broken Reality Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Zerenity (AlphaneticGD) Supernova by Xtrullor Multicolor 62133870
Hyper Paradox Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png El3cTr0, Avati, ViralDL, SyQual, ItsHybrid, ConVet, and Temp (Kapinapi) TruthOrDare by Rukkus ft. Jrounds Purple 61531210
Tenth Circle Extreme Demon.png 10 Star.png DeniPol and NormDanchik (Dorami) I'll Never Marry You (DJ Koko Remix) by Arkady Ukupnik Multicolor 62592746
Fnafbass Demon.png 10 Star.png The181 and ThatKai (Fawxu) Center of Existence by DJ-Nate Multicolor 63842337
Zacarias Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png BrazilTeam (Mxteus) Time Lapse (Old Track) by Rukkus Multicolor 64612787
Meteoric Debris Medium Demon.png 10 Star.png Shemo Soulwind by Lockyn & Aztech Multicolor 64902117
Apollo 13 Insane Demon.png 10 Star.png Metalface221 Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus Black 65046970

Non-Demons

Drug Style Harder.png 6 Star.png dhk2725 Energy Drink by Vitrual Riot Multicolor 3435947
Chaoz Devotion Hard.png 5 Star.png - Chaoz Devotion by ParagonX9 Red/Orange 5753157
If 9 Circles was Lv1 Hard.png 4 Star.png Rockstr99 Nine Circles by Rukkus Red 6361170
If Fairydust was L1 Normal.png 3 Star.png MorpheiX Fairydust by Rukkus Purple 6877843
The Realistik v2 Insane.png 9 Star.png Irika 211 by Rukkus Red-Orange 6977311
Nine CaveS Insane.png 8 Star.png BIGMAC77 Nine Circles by Rukkus Multicolor 7083373
Dark Matter Insane.png 8 Star.png Semispace Dr Phonics - Firepower Red 8112546
Classical Insane.png 9 Star.png Iid4sh3riI Classical by Rukkus Green/blue/gray 8331090
For The Taking Insane.png 8 Star.png DylChill616 and ItzCheesy For the Taking by Rukkus Purple 9315108
Rising Circles Insane.png 8 Star.png TrigoniX01 Uprise by Envy Purple 9803621
Dorabae-Basic 10 Insane.png 8 Star.png Dorabae Infiltration by ParagonX9 Multicolor 10125163
Eighto Circles Harder.png 7 Star.png Bamkii Eighto by Jomekka Hot Pink 10155484
Nightmare Insane.png 8 Star.png NukeNacho Haunted by ShirkMusic Purple/Red/Pink 10387528
Popcorn Insane.png 8 Star.png xXTotoXx Popcorn (DubstepGutter Remix) by Punyaso Green/Gold 10966402
Astronaut 13 Insane.png 8 Star.png Sarynin Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus Rainbow 11304531
Drop Out Insane.png 9 Star.png mrvector2003 Cry by Xtrullor Dark Turquoise 11335866
Astronaut Circles Harder.png 7 Star.png Matt88 Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus Red/Multicolor 11813101
Kirby Circle Harder.png 6 Star.png VegasKoneko Kirby Dubstep Remix | Colbreakz - Gourmet Race Purple 11816658
Friday Night Insane.png 9 Star.png Megaman9 Last Friday Night Rmx Wip by Rukkus Multicolor 11918033
Reality Insane.png 9 Star.png VeMi 211 by Rukkus Dark Blue 11953778
HeartBreaker Insane.png 9 Star.png NukeNacho Eighto by Jomekka Pink 11958784
If Jawbreaker Was L1 Normal.png 3 Star.png Suomi Jawbreaker by Rukkus Blue 12300295
If Sonic Wave was L1 Insane.png 8 Star.png CrisPy Dash Sonic Blaster by F-777 Dark Blue 12341888
Dubsteps Hard.png 5 Star.png SlashGH Infinite Power by TheFatRat Black 13073860
Fayrdust Insane.png 9 Star.png ZukulentoO Fairydust by Rukkus Purple 13433184
if infinite c was l1 Normal.png 3 Star.png Startor Infinite Power by TheFatRat Red/Orange 13524580

Future Circles

Insane.png 8 Star.png Milesman34 My Future by viewtifulday Sky Blue 14160096
a mixed of colors Harder.png 7 Star.png xexeelpro Jibbs - Chain Hang Low (Crizzly & AFK Remix) Yellow 14374201
The Screamroom Insane.png 9 Star.png Goodbye GD Screamroom by Xtrullor Red/Gray 15798818
Generic Wave II Harder.png 6 Star.png ShadowIan 90 Miles - Kingdom Pink/Purple 65922614

Auto Levels

Colorland Auto.png 1 Star.png MrLorenzo Alan Walker - Fade Rainbow 3497979
Neon Cinema Auto.png 1 Star.png Skye GD Skrillex Cinema Remix Multicolour 8807968
Mlg Swag Circles Auto.png 1 Star.png JKM GD Dr - I Keep Holding On Rainbow 13699667

Upcoming Nine Circles Levels

  • Aerial Gleam (EndLevel, El3cTr0, Deadlox, and Antares)
  • Chaotix Wave (OssyTheDragon and CuLuC)
  • Sonic Wave Infinity (Zimnior12, Riot, and APTeam)
  • Cosmic Cyclone (Zimnior12, Riot, and APTeam)
  • Silent Circles (Zynvire)

Downgraded/Deleted/Cancelled Nine Circles Levels

This is the list of all downgraded and deleted Nine Circles remakes: (please note that impossible or remakes are still NOT included)

  • Planet Circles (xSolar and Chillius)
  • Astronaut 13 (Dzeser and CompleXx)
  • Jawbreaker v2 (Real Cookieszs)
  • Supernova Circles (Cyrillic)
  • Sonic Wave (Cyclic), Note that this is the original copy of Sonic Wave uploaded under Cyclic's account
  • Sharp (VeriFyed)
  • Evil (TeazChaos)
  • Figurative (lPianoMan)
  • Robotic Wave (D4rkGryf)
  • Hail Fire (jacksonv10)
  • Belly Circles (Flozo88)
  • Frozen Jawbreaker (TheRealSneaky)
  • Figurative (iPianoMan)
  • chaotic circles (GDTylermbp) Note that he is working on it right now and is verifying it legit now.
  • Azure Flare (EndLevel and ViRuZ)
Level Name Creator Soundtrack Colour Scheme
Planet Circles xSolar+Chillius PlaneT Ten by Rukkus Gray
Jawbreaker v2 RealCookieszs Jawbreaker by Rukkus Blue
Supernova Circles Cyrillic Supernova by Xtrullor Indigo
Blacklight chipzz Blacklight by Rukkus Multicolour
Fairydust V2 ItzMika Fairydust by Rukkus Purple

Beautiful Eyes

TGirl Nine Circles by Rukkus Black and Red
Phantasmagoria llZestll Into the light by Rukkus Multicolour

Complete Victors

Many believe that Riot became the first to fully complete the Nine Circles series in late 1.9, however, this is not true as he missed Headrush.

On the 2nd of August 2017, JakeN2436 became the first-ever to ever complete the entire Nine Circles series. However, he missed Dark Angels. Kevelia later became the second on the 18th of September 2017, after beating Nine CircleX.

As of 1 March 2021, EricVanWilderman is still trying to become the 3rd Complete Victor of the Nine Circles Levels, but stated that a few levels are currently "out of reach", referring to levels like Sonic Wave.

Trivia

  • Before 2.0, triple saws had an outline in the 3rd saw, which made it look like it had 4 saws. (If the OBJ had 1.00 opacity.)
    • This can still be done with advanced color combinations.
  • There are 82 Nine Circles demons.
    • Out of all of them, 4 are rated epic. These four levels consist of Insane Demons and an Extreme Demon. (Pulsar by IIAkariII, Nine CircleX by ViPriN, Nine Paws by MaxyLAND, and Tenth Circle by DeniPol)
  • Eighto Circles by Bamkii is the 11th hardest harder level.
  • Classical by Iid4sh3riI is the 12th hardest insane level.
  • On 29 January 2021, EricVanWilderman posted a video (See here) stating that his next Extreme Demon was originally going to be Down Bass, but he had to do Phobos instead due to 62% of people picking Phobos in the Community Tab.
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