I will add the next issue's Aidyn content that includes a walkthrough of the game up until the mountains as I said previously, as well as the review when I get time (and am not so lazy). I really like these so I thought I'd share them with anyone still around here.
Nice find. I too have a magazine (not sure if it's Nintendo Power) that has a walkthrough for the game's early stages, though I don't think it reaches the mountains. Definitely remember talking about the castle portion and who to pick as allies, though.
Take me down from the ridge where the summer ends And watch the city spread out just like a jet's flame