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Deadlocked is the twentieth level of Geometry Dash and the third level with a Demon difficulty. 30 secret coins are required to unlock the level.

Description[]

Deadlocked introduces new level components like the green jump ring (which changes gravity with additional momentum as if a combination of the cyan and yellow jump rings), teleportation portals (which teleport players to another location from a linked portal along the Y-axis), and keys/keyholes (which serve as a visual guide for touch-triggered triggers, however, green inverted-square triggers were used in Geometrical Dominator). The wave experiences the gravity portal effect for the first time, and a 'boss fight' segment occurs at 64%.

The level also utilizes a more advanced use of triggers to create "laser-shooting monsters" which are seen in the first normal-sized UFO segment at 64%. Anti gravity is experienced with the wave for the first time, which you will see in the second wave sequence.

  • A cube sequence takes place from 0% to 2%, which contains 2 blue orbs.
  • A mini wave transition sequence takes place from 2% to 3%.
  • A cube sequence from 3% to 12%, involving basic jumping, and introduces the green orb and teleportation portals.
  • A 3x wave sequence from 12% to 17%, where anti-gravity is first applied to the wave gamemode.
  • A 2x mini ship sequence from 17% to 21%, there is a blue key above the 5th thwomp. The blue key leads to the first coin in the 4th cube sequence starting at 42%.
  • A 2x ball sequence from 21% to 24%, with fake red platforms that spawn a monster if touched.
  • A 2x mini UFO sequence from 24% to 28%, you need good timing and watch the gravity portals.
  • A cube sequence from 28% to 32%, with the effects of the 3x speed portal from 30% to 32%, after the teleportation portal, click only every second orb. Time your jump in order to get to the robot sequence.
  • A robot sequence from 32% to 36%, with the effects of the 2x speed portal from 34% to 36%. Before the 2x speed portal, make a precise jump between the 2 spikes
  • A 0.5x mini ball sequence from 36% to 42%, with the effects of the 1x speed portal from 37% to 39% and the effects of the 2x speed portal from 39% to 42%. Beware of the speed increase
  • A cube sequence from 42% to 49% with the effects of the mini portal from 45%. If you collected the blue key from the 5th thwomp from the small ship sequence, you should be able to get the first coin. Click the 2nd orb after the first portal of the cube sequence, then click the blue orbs except for the one before the 2nd portal. After that, avoid the gravity pad.
  • A 2x robot sequence from 49% to 56%. Jump over the gear, then you can fall into a secret passage that leads to the 2nd coin. Then onto the invisible block. Watch where the invisible spikes are, make 2 precise jumps at this point.
  • A 2x ship sequence from 56% to 64% with the effects of the mini portal from 62% to 64%. Practice straight fly for this one. After the 2 portals in the ship sequence, make a sharp tap so you don't get hit by the spikes.
  • A 2x UFO sequence from 64% to 72%. This is a boss battle against a total of 6 laser-shooting monsters. Avoid where they are facing. The 3rd coin really needs a bit of practice in order to collect
  • A 3x speed dual wave sequence from 72% to 76%. This is similar to the first wave section in the beginning of the level
  • A 0.5x mini wave sequence from 76% to 79%. Just be careful of the walls.
  • A 2x ship sequence from 79% to 87% with the effects of the mini portal at 82%. This section has a lot of moving obstacles, be very careful of them.
  • A 0.5x ball sequence from 87% to 89%. Click on every orb, there is no orb to avoid in this sequence.
  • A 2x UFO sequence from 89% to 93%, with the effects of the 3x speed portal from 91% to 93%. The moving obstacles there are harder than the "thwomps" you encountered at the first mini ship sequence. Predict well and then the next sequence will be easy.
  • A cube sequence from 93% to 100%.

Secret coins[]

  • The first secret coin is at 43% and collected as the cube; but it's unique compared to others, as it requires a key before it can be acquired. In the first mini ship sequence, a key is placed high up above the moving thwomps at 19%. Once successfully retrieved, it opens an area at the 42% cube sequence which allows the player to grab the coin. Failure to retrieve the key will keep this passage blocked and the player will be forced to take the normal route situated below it.
    • However, the player can brush past the key and still be able to get the secret coin. This is because the hitbox of the toggle trigger used to activate the coin is larger than the hitbox of the key.
  • The second secret coin appears at 53% and is collected as the robot. There will be a two-block wide pillar sticking out from the ground. Instead of jumping on top of the pillar, the player must drop down and jump shortly after to collect the coin. To return to the normal path, the player must jump on top of a fading block. This is considered slightly easier than the normal path.
    • The platform was originally three blocks wide, but this was changed in update 2.01.
  • The final secret coin appears at 66% and is collected as the UFO, when there are monsters shooting lasers at the player. The player must get close to the top of the screen before the first laser is fired. Then, a spinning blade must be avoided, and the coin will be acquired.
  • If all 3 coins are collected, the player will be rewarded with an extra icon.

Gameplay[]

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Geometry Dash - Deadlocked

Trivia[]

  • The level was ranked #60 in GDToday's 100 Greatest Levels of All Time list.
  • Deadlocked is the only level to reward 15 stars (the highest amount of stars that can be earned from any level).
  • Many players consider Deadlocked the most difficult official level.
  • Deadlocked contains the earliest portals of any official level at 2%, which are the mini and wave portals.
  • At the time of its release, Deadlocked contained every form in the game at both normal and mini sizes, except for the Mini Robot.
    • To this day, the Mini Robot has gone unused in any official levels, as have the more recently added Mini Spider and Mini Swing.
    • However, the mini robot can appear by avoiding the hidden mini portal in Dash, as for the mini Spider, it is used in the + part in the upcoming delayed level Explorers.
  • At about 20% it is possible that you can duck under the portals and enter the ball section as the mini ship. The level is still possible like this and you don't lose speed.
  • Deadlocked is the second level to give a Robot for beating the level, the first being Geometrical Dominator.
  • In the second cube section, it is possible, if timed correctly, to skip the third green jump ring and cyan jump ring and land on the platform which leads into the teleportation portal.
  • Originally, players could time a jump correctly right before the second wave section that would cause them to skip the wave portal and the speed portal, causing them to enter the second wave section as a cube. However, this was patched in Update 2.01.
    • As a less significant glitch, players could also time the green rings late before the second wave section, causing them to skip only the speed portal and still enter the section as a wave. Similarly, this was also patched in Update 2.01.
  • At about 9%, the player can use the fake yellow ring to land on the platform, instead of the blue ring and pad.
  • There are three different ways to collect the second coin.
    • The first way is to go in the secret path and jump with very little boost to the platform with the secret coin. Then, a fading block will appear on which the player must land on and then jump from to continue normally.
      • It is possible to jump at the very end of the platform where the coin is located with full boost, going over the fading block and landing on the normal path.
    • Another way is to tap on the green ring exactly when the player reaches it so that they land on the platform and then instantly jump with full boost in order to brush past the secret coin and acquire it. Then, it is slightly harder to jump over the "invisible" spikes.
    • The last way is to go up on the normal path (going over the secret path), and make a tiny jump from that platform to fall onto the invisible block on which the coin stands and then jump back to the normal route, exactly like the first way to get the coin.
  • At 2%, it is possible to go through a slope and survive. This is seen in the thumbnail image of Partition Zion's How to Deadlocked video.
  • At 3%, it is possible to go through a slope and enter the second cube sequence as a mini wave. It's still possible, but the level is significantly harder.
  • At 76%, it is possible to enter the dual deactivation portal with the inverted wave. Doing so results in the following mini-wave starting at 77% gravity-inverted. It is still possible to complete the level this way.
  • At 79%, a cutoff can be found.
  • Deadlocked, Electrodynamix, and Dash are the only levels in the full version to use the very fast speed portal. Deadlocked is the first demon level to use the very fast speed portal (same for the robot and dual portals).
  • Deadlocked and Fingerdash are the only levels in the full version in which collectibles are required for the player to obtain a secret coin.
  • Deadlocked takes 99 seconds to complete and requires a minimum of 77 jumps.
  • Deadlocked is the only level to not have any magenta jump rings after they were introduced in Theory of Everything.
  • Deadlocked, like the other main Demon levels, is included in the Easy Demon count.
  • You can hit the blue orb with the cross decoration at about 3% late enough to land on the upcoming platform.

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