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