Oh yes, sometimes the solution is that easy
No, actually I gave up on the first run, after probably doing some things wrong, tactically.
- I played with the whole party of four characters and had to do a lot of backtracking to hunt for enough food. To minimize that, I spent a lot of money on pumpkins and fishes, and so did not have enough for more important items.
- After finishing the cloud castle, Zuus got young again with only 20 mana, rendering him rather useless. I found no way around this, reloading did not help.
- My "offline dexterity" was too bad to solve the teleporter speed test in the rainbow mines whre you get teleported when holding a yellow crystal. I tried many times, but I am simply too slow. At that point I decided to give up.
After a longer break, I now started a second try and will do some things differently...
...play with just Elektra and Fahn to minimize food backtracking and avoid the Zuus problem.
...save mushrooms and foxgloves and sell them. On the first run, I actually ate them, assuming to find enough money later... not a good idea.
...I actually have no solution for the rainbow mine problem yet. I will think on that when I'm there again.