Ancient Mesa is a cold planet, covered in water and ice with ice forming on tracks, only appearing in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity. The planet was discovered long ago, named "Mesa" in hopes of finding a sea there. Once people where able to travel to the planet, the first people named it "Ancient Mesa" in honor of the first person to discover it. The planet is desolate and uninhabitable, and currently in dispute between a resource research group and a nature preservative group.
The following is loosely translated from Ancient Mesa's Japanese profile section:
Shortly after people of ancient times picked up a telescope, they observed the moon and Mars, which stimulated their imagination. A man found a black shadow and named it "Mare", in hopes that "There may be a sea..." Pioneers who first set foot on the planet named it "Ancient Mare", in honor of the one who first discovered the planet. There was no sea on the moon or Mars, but "there may have been in ancient times. The dreams about that continue." No human hands have touched this planet until the construction of the F-ZERO courses. Of course, no one lives here. Currently, there is a controversy between the resource research promotion group and the nature maintenance group.
|Ancient Mesa: Split Circuit||Appears in: F-Zero: Maximum Velocity|
|Course Order: Knight Series #4|
|Ancient Mesa: Skating Circuit||Appears in: F-Zero: Maximum Velocity|
|Course Order: Bishop Series #2|
Names in other languages
|F-Zero: Maximum Velocity|
|Pilots||Alexander O'Neill • Blitz Wagner • Jane B. Christie • Kent Akechi • Kumiko • Lord Cyber • Megan • Mickey Marcus • Nichi • Professor Yazoo Jr.|
|Machines||Falcon MK-2 • Fighting Comet • Fire Ball • Hot Violet • J. B. Crystal • Jet Vermilion • Silver Thunder • Sly Joker • The Stingray • Wind Walker|
|Venues||Ancient Mesa • Beacon Port • Bianca City • Cloud Carpet • Crater Land • Empyrean Colony • Fire Field • Stark Farm • Silence • Synobazz • Tenth Zone East|
|Track Features||Anti-Gravity Guide Beam • Crater • Dash Zone • Down-Pull Magnet • Jump Plate • Magnetic Field Block Coat • Mine • Motion Strip • Pit • Rough • Twist Plate|
|Mechanics||Boost • Blast Turn • Drift • Drift Turn • Energy|
|Modes||Championship • Demonstration • Grand Prix • Password • Records • Replay • Training|
|Aeropolis • Ancient Mesa • Beacon Port • Bianca City • Big Blue • Big Foot • Big Hand • Casino Palace • Cloud Carpet • Cosmo Terminal • Crater Land • Death Wind • Devil's Forest • Empyrean Colony • Fire Field • Forest • Green Plant • Illusion • Lightning • Metal Fort • Mist Flow • Mute City • Outer Space • Phantom Road • Port Town • Rainbow Road • Red Canyon • Sand Ocean • Sector • Silence • Space Plant • Stark Farm • Synobazz • Tenth Zone East • White Land|