I've been watching Netflix's High Score, a history of video games.
Lo and behold; 7 minutes into episode 4... Super slick off-ride shots in Fuji-Q!
Turns out Sonic's level design was directly inspired by rollercoasters.
I knew I adored that hedgehog for a reason.
You can see scaffold pole clamps all over that "walkway".
Like Hixee said, the kickboards there serve as edge protection to stop the very real threat of objects falling from height and clonking someone in the noggin'.
A few questions raised here that I can answer;
1. How do the Chinese produce steel so cheaply?
A: Steel manufacturing is subsidised by the state government / state owned and producers have little pressure put on them to abide by environmental laws that would drive up the cost per ton. America...