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The original Circles level, Nine Circles by Zobros

Nine Circles levels are the most popular level trend to date, followed by Sirius levels. The levels tend to be recoloured remakes of Zobros' very popular and 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 many other artists. The signature epileptic wave part, alias "Circles" is the drop of the song.

Story

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 colors and an other 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 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 latte. 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, and Nine CircleX 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, 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 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. At 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.

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...) that are in the list will be removed.

Level Name Difficulty Creator(s) Soundtrack Color Scheme
Nine Circles Demon 10 Star Zobros Nine Circles by Rukkus

Red
Fairydust Demon 10 Star SuperPizzaLuigi Fairydust by Rukkus

Purple
The Realistic Medium Demon 10 Star Softable 211 by Rukkus

Yellow
Figures Medium Demon 10 Star Glittershroom Figures by Rukkus

Fuchsia
Jawbreaker Demon 10 Star ZenthicAlpha Jawbreaker by Rukkus

Blue
The Realistik v2 Insane 9 Star Irika 211 by Rukkus

Blue/Red
Astronaut 13 Demon 10 Star Minesap Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus Shadow Gray
Headrush Demon 10 Star ToxicGD Headrush by Rukkus Gray
Classic Demon 10 Star CompleXx Classical by Rukkus Green
Silhouette Insane Demon 10 Star Havok Figures by Rukkus Lime Green
Poltergeist Insane Demon 10 Star Andromeda Poltergeist (old mix) by Rukkus Gray
Problematic Easy Demon 10 Star Dhafin Problematic by Rukkus Green/Turquoise
Classical Demon 10 Star GDDarKz Classical by Rukkus Gray (previously: Hot Pink)
Evil Medium Demon 10 Star SrDeay Evil by Rukkus Turquoise
Fear Me Medium Demon 10 Star Crispy Dash Fear Me (NGADM entry) by Rukkus Sky Blue
Classical Insane 9 Star D4sh3r Classical by Rukkus Green/blue/gray
Fractured Circles Medium Demon 10 Star Artimiel Fracture by Rukkus Bright Fuchsia
Sine Wavs Demon 10 Star Dorami Sine Wavs by Rukkus Lime/Olive
Crimson Clutter Insane Demon 10 Star RedUniverse Sweet Dreams by Rukkus Crimson
Rising Circles Insane 8 Star TrigoniX01 Uprise by Envy Purple
Space Circles Medium Demon 10 Star SUOMI Spaceman by Rukkus Brown/Orange
Dorabae-Basic 10 Insane 8 Star Dorabae Infiltration by ParagonX9 Multicolor

Down Bass

Extreme Demon 10 Star RealSpectra DEV-BassDownLow Remix by Rukkus Lime colored
Paracosm Circles Demon 10 Star N1XO Paracosm by Xtrullor Lilac
Sharp Minor Demon 10 Star Giron David+ASonicMen ill Sharp Minor by Rukkus Orange/Golden
Sweet Dreams Demon 10 Star ItzAspi Sweet Dreams by Rukkus Purple
Infinite Circles Easy Demon 10 Star Startor Infinite Power by TheFatRat Red/Orange
Ultra Paracosm Medium Demon 10 Star Rulas Paracosm by Xtrullor Purple/Violet
Catastrophic Insane Demon 10 Star TheOne21 Problematic by Rukkus Green
Crying Souls Demon 10 Star Knobbelboy Cry by Xtrullor Green/Red
Retro Circles Medium Demon 10 Star Nacho21 Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) Retro (Black/Green)
Ultimate Circles Medium Demon 10 Star Suomi Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) Rainbow
Future Circles Insane 8 Star Milesman34 My Future by viewtifulday Sky-Blue
End of the Circles Demon 10 Star Serponge This Game RMX Off Vocal by DJ Jo Multicolor
SuperNova Demon 10 Star Motu Supernova by Xtrullor Cyan/Lime
Solar Circles Medium Demon 10 Star D4rkGryf Solar Wind by Jumper Orange
Quasar Demon 10 Star Allan Genesis by Mafia Pineapple Electric Blue
Golden Hope Demon 10 Star Terron Sourcream by AeronMusic (Previously- Monsta - Holdin' On) Golden
Antique Circles Demon 10 Star AncientAnubis Jawbreaker by Rukkus Brown/Amber
Invisible Light Medium Demon 10 Star nacho21 Blacklight by Rukkus Invisible (White/Gray)
Nine Circles XII Medium Demon 10 Star IIRustamII Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red
Ultra Circles Demon 10 Star IiIRulasIiI Nine Circles by Rukkus Red/Orange
Ultra Fairydust Demon 10 Star IiIRulasIiI Fairydust by Rukkus Pink/Indigo
For The Taking Insane 8 Star DylChill616 For the Taking by Rukkus Purple
Circulatum Medium Demon 10 Star Ellixium (TheRealBayu) Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red
Blacklight Demon 10 Star chipzz Blacklight by Rukkus Multicolor
The RealistiK Demon 10 Star SeveranceD Cry by Xtrullor Gold
Windy Circles Demon 10 Star EraeL Windfall by TheFatRat Rainbow/white
AnotherCircles Medium Demon 10 Star Zyzyx Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) by Xtrullor Red
Infinite Circles v2 Demon 10 Star GMDomy Infinite Power by TheFatRat Red/Orange
Paracosm XII Demon 10 Star FaKob Paracosm by Xtrullor Violet
Classical Demon 10 Star RayOriens Classical by Rukkus Turquoise
Eighto Circles Harder 7 Star Bamkii Eighto by Jomekka Hot Pink
Butterfly Effect Medium Demon 10 Star Linco My Future by viewtifulday Cyan/Turquoise
Circles Evolution Insane Demon 10 Star Findexi Nine Circles (Xtrullor Remix) Multicolor
Astronaut Circles Harder 7 Star Matt88 Astronaut 13 (NK remix) by Rukkus Red/Multicolor
Fairydust v2 Insane 9 Star C9 Sneaky Fairydust by Rukkus Purple
Fayrdust Insane 9 Star TheMaster777 Fairydust by Rukkus Purple
Blacklight Demon 10 Star PanMan30 Blacklight by Rukkus Yellow and Black
HeartBreaker Insane 9 Star Nuclear Nacho Eighto by Jomekka Pink
Friday Night Insane 9 Star Megaman9 Last Friday Night Rmx Wip by Rukkus Various
Future Circles Insane Demon 10 Star EraeL I Like Your Face by Xtrullor Multicolor
Trump Circles Easy Demon 10 Star RLOL and more The Great Trump Wall by Steampianist Multicolor
Sonic Wave Extreme Demon 10 Star Cyclic & Sunix Sonic Blaster by F-777 Dark Cyan
Flat Major Insane Demon 10 Star EndLevel + Temporum + Metalface221 Ill Sharp Minor by Rukkus Brown/Orange
Bausha Vortex Extreme Demon 10 Star Pennutoh Fracture by Rukkus Multicolor
Pulsar Insane Demon 10 Star llAkarill + Zhander The Cosmos by MafiaPineapple Multicolor
The Secret Box Insane Demon 10 Star Metalface221 Secret Box by Zanzlanz Multicolor

Downgraded/Deleted Nine Circles Levels

This is the list of all downgraded and deleted Nine Circles remakes: (Please note that Impossible or If X was L1 remakes are still NOT included)

Level Name Creator Soundtrack Color Scheme
Planet Circles xSolar+Chillius PlaneT Ten by Rukkus Gray
Jawbreaker v2 RealCookieszs Jawbreaker by Rukkus Blue
Supernova Circles Cyrillic Supernova by Xtrullor Indigo

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 out Headrush. So, on the 2nd of August 2017, Temporum became the first person to ever complete the entire Nine Circles series. KevTom later became the second on the 18th of September 2017, after beating Nine CircleX.

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.
  • Comply's level Dark Bass, is a classic NC level that is claimed to be the hardest Nine Circles level.
  • There is a NC series called Nine KircleZ that was started by XxXAcdGamingXxX, and currently had 4 official levels in the series:

Nine KircleZ Nine KircleZ II Nine KircleZ III Ultra KircleZ

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