Nine Circles levels are the most popular level trend to date. The levels tend to be recoloured remakes of Zobros' very popular and moderately difficult level, Nine Circles, usually with differing difficulty. The vast majority of these levels are demons. Nine Circles level remakes generally use electro or dance music or music from the artist Nightkilla and/or many other artists. 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. These levels have also inspired a large amount of Level Ones, such as if Nine Circles was level one, if Fairydust was level one, or if Jawbreaker was level one.
In January 2015, Zobros published the revolutionary 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 colours 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 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, that 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 typical 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, coloured 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 in 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 exceptions like 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. This parts require mashing and/or crucial timing. This is usually in 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 colour scheme the majority of the time, although, on occasion, they have been shown to use multiple colours or be rainbow-coloured.
List of Nine Circles Levels
The chronological list of all starred/featured (Not including "If X was Lvl 1" levels) Nine Circles levels. Note that Auto Circles, ex featured levels, Silent Circles, and other silent Nine Circles levels are not in 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, Infernity, Warhead...) that are on the list will be removed.
|Level Name||Difficulty||Creator(s)||Soundtrack||Color Scheme||ID|
|Nine Circles||10||Zobros||Nine Circles by Rukkus||Red||4284013|
|Fairydust||10||SuperPizzaLuigi||Fairydust by Rukkus||Purple||5310094|
|The Realistic||10||Softable||211 by Rukkus||Yellow||6664095|
|Figures||10||Glittershroom||Figures by Rukkus||Fuchsia||6892453|
|Jawbreaker||10||ZenthicAlpha||Jawbreaker by Rukkus||Blue||6939821|
|Astronaut 13||10||Minesap||Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus||Shadow Gray||6988264|
|Headrush by Rukkus||Gray||6996731|
|Classic||10||CompleXx||Classical by Rukkus||Green||7002072|
|Silhouette||10||Havok||Figures by Rukkus||Lime Green||7018102|
|Poltergeist||10||Andromeda||Poltergeist (old mix) by Rukkus||Gray||7054561|
|Problematic||10||Dhafin||Problematic by Rukkus||Green/Turquoise||7116121|
|Classical||10||GDDarKz||Classical by Rukkus||Gray (previously: Hot Pink)||7203561|
|Classical||10||RayOriens||Classical by Rukkus||Turquoise||7294616|
|Evil||10||SrDeay +||Evil by Rukkus||Turquoise||7614092|
|Fear Me||10||Crispy Dash||Fear Me (NGADM entry) by Rukkus||Sky Blue||7705437|
|Down Bass||10||RealSpectra||DEV-BassDownLow Remix by Rukkus||Lime||8147005|
|Fractured Circles||10||Artimiel||Fracture by Rukkus||Bright Fuchsia||8418966|
|Sine Wavs||10||Dorami||Sine Wavs by Rukkus||Lime/Olive||8723596|
|Butterfly Effect||10||Linco||My Future by viewtifulday||Cyan/Turquoise||9608518|
|Golden Hope||10||Terron||Sourcream by AeronMusic (Previously- Monsta - Holdin' On)||Golden||9682304|
|Crimson Clutter||10||RedUniverse||Sweet Dreams by Rukkus||Crimson||9700312|
|Space Circles||10||Suomi||Spaceman by Rukkus||Brown/Orange||9864147|
|Paracosm Circles||10||N1XO||Paracosm by Xtrullor||Lilac||10197026|
|Sharp Minor||10||ASonicMen +||Ill Sharp Minor by Rukkus||Orange/Golden||10312917|
|Catastrophic||10||TheOne21||Problematic by Rukkus||Green||10789222|
|Sweet Dreams||10||ItzAspi||Sweet Dreams by Rukkus||Purple||10807587|
|Windy Circles||10||KeiAs||Windfall by TheFatRat||Rainbow/white||10890011|
|Solar Circles||10||D4rkGryf||Solar Wind by Jumper||Orange||10972106|
|Ultra Paracosm||10||Rulas||Paracosm by Xtrullor||Purple/Violet||11588490|
|Ultra Fairydust||10||IiIRulasIiI||Fairydust by Rukkus||Pink/Indigo||12073525|
|Crying Souls||10||Knobbelboy||Cry by Xtrullor||Green/Red||12423506|
|Ultra Circles||10||IiIRulasIiI||Nine Circles by Rukkus||Red/Orange||12568393|
|Infinite Circles||10||Startor||Infinite Power by TheFatRat||Red/Orange||13037894|
|Infinite Circles v2||10||GMDomy||Infinite Power by TheFatRat||Red/Orange||13114485|
|The RealistiK||10||SeveranceD||Cry by Xtrullor||Gold||13501597|
|SuperNova||10||Motu||Supernova by Xtrullor||Cyan/Lime||13575944|
|Antique Circles||10||AncientAnubis||Jawbreaker by Rukkus||Brown/Amber||13641664|
|Nine Circles XII||10||IIRustamII||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Red||13703326|
|Ultimate Circles||10||Suomi||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Rainbow||13704546|
|End of the Circles||10||Serponge||This Game RMX Off Vocal by DJ Jo||Multicolor||13859794|
|Retro Circles||10||Nacho21||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Retro (Black/Green)||14000484|
|Invisible Light||10||Nacho21||Blacklight by Rukkus||Invisible (White/Gray)||14019412|
|Circulatum||10||Ellixium (TheRealBayu)||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Red||14030404|
|AnotherCircles||10||Zyzyx||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Red||14309230|
|Quasar||10||Allan||Genesis by MafiaPineapple||Electric Blue||14321727|
|Paracosm XII||10||FaKob||Paracosm by Xtrullor||Violet||14960319|
|Circles Evolution||10||Findexi||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Multicolor||16080606|
|Blacklight||10||PanMan30||Blacklight by Rukkus||Yellow and Black||17796070|
|Future Circles||10||KeiAs||I Like Your Face by Xtrullor||Multicolor||21306256|
|Trump Circles||10||RLOL and more||The Great Trump Wall by Steampianist||Multicolor||26245696|
|Flat Major||10||EndLevel + + Metalface221||Ill Sharp Minor by Rukkus||Brown/Orange||26441161|
|Sonic Wave||10||Cyclic & Sunix||Sonic Blaster by F-777||Dark Cyan||26681070|
|Bausha Vortex||10||Pennutoh +||Fracture by Rukkus||Multicolor||30380566|
|The Secret Box||10||Metalface221||Secret Box by Zanzlanz||Multicolor||33405303|
|Pulsar||10||llAkarill + Zhander||The Cosmos by MafiaPineapple||Multicolor||36099108|
|Nine CircleX||10||Viprin +||Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor||Orange/Red/Yellow||36522386|
|Power||10||ToxYc||Headrush by Rukkus||Blue/Dark Blue||36831819|
|Despacito Circles||10||Terron +
Darwin + Kips
|Ground Zero by Dex Arson||Multicolor||39495014|
|Hyper Paracosm||10||iIiViruziIi, EndLevel, and TheRealSneaky||TruthOrDare by Rukkus ft. Jrounds||Purple||42117203|
|Tengu Wind||10||Shemo||Spirit of the Lilies by Lockyn||Multicolor||47853491|
|Bakuretsu||10||Fairfax + RehanZ||Milky Ways Redux by bossfightofficial||Purple/Pink/White||48435217|
|Generic Wave||10||Pennutoh and Enlex (Mullsy)||Sonic Blaster by F-777||Light Blue||49576382|
|Auditory Breaker||10||LazerBlitz and Manix648 (Gabs)||Sonic Blaster by F-777||Blue and Black||51791710|
|Arctic Lights||10||iIiViruziIi, EndLevel, and Metalface221 (Metalface221)||Untitled Beat by Rukkus||Pale Blue||52919433|
|Hue Effect||10||Zoroa GD||My Future by viewtifulday||Multicolour||57395071|
|Nine Paws||10||Maxyland, FurixGD, Irving Soluble, Abdula, DaxFan, DHaner, Subzell, Liepard, DubsC (Mr Spaghetti)||DirtyPaws - Rukkus (Original Mix)||Multicolour||57410372|
|Beautiful Eyes||3||TGirl||Nine Circles by Rukkus||Black and Red||4913027|
|Chaoz Devotion||5||-||ParagonX9 - Chaoz Devotion||Red/Orange/Yellow||5753157|
|The Realistik v2||9||Irika||211 by Rukkus||Red-Orange||6977311|
|Nine CaveS||8||BIGMAC77||Nine Circles by Rukkus||Multicolor||7083373|
|Dark Matter||8||Semispace||Dr Phonics - Firepower||Red||8112546|
|Classical||9||D4sh3r||Classical by Rukkus||Green/blue/gray||8331090|
|For The Taking||8||DylChill616||For the Taking by Rukkus||Purple||9315108|
|Rising Circles||8||TrigoniX01||Uprise by Envy||Purple||9803621|
|Dorabae-Basic 10||8||Dorabae||Infiltration by ParagonX9||Multicolor||10125163|
|Eighto Circles||7||Bamkii||Eighto by Jomekka||Hot Pink||10155484|
|Astronaut Circles||7||Matt88||Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus||Red/Multicolor||11813101|
|Kirby Circle||6||VegasKoneko||Kirby Dubstep Remix | Colbreakz - Gourmet Race||Purple||11816658|
|Friday Night||9||Megaman9||Last Friday Night Rmx Wip by Rukkus||Multicolor||11918033|
|Reality||9||VeMi||211 by Rukkus||Dark Cyan||11953778|
|HeartBreaker||9||Nuclear Nacho||Eighto by Jomekka||Pink||11958784|
|Dubsteps||5||kawaii0653||Infinite Power by TheFatRat||Black||13073860|
|Fayrdust||9||TheMaster777||Fairydust by Rukkus||Purple||13433184|
|MLG Swag Circles||1||JKM GD||Holdi On by WebmasterManio||Rainbow||13699667|
|Future Circles||8||Milesman34||My Future by viewtifulday||Sky Blue||14160096|
Downgraded/Deleted Nine Circles Levels
- 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)
- Fairydust v2 (ItzMika)
- Figurative (iPianoMan)
|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|
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 out Headrush. So, on the 2nd of August 2017, (Temporum at the time) was the first-ever to ever complete the entire Nine Circles series. Kevtom later became the second on the 18th of September 2017, after beating Nine CircleX.
- 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 about 69 nine circle demons.