answered this about the cheats in St Dragon:
There are an insane number of cheats in St Dragon. Were they all added for debugging?
No, they were all easter eggs which were supposed to be leaked to magazines over time to renew interest in the game. I think one magazine published the whole lot in one go so that didn't work out.
I agree with this. In fact when I read solutions in magazines to some games I had never played, the games often sounded incredible! Often the game turned out to be a bit of a dud but the solutions made them sound incredibly open ended and exciting!
eg. Fly the magic carpet into the desert, search the rocks for the snake, take the amulet, kneel down before the Medusa. Time walking across the chasm to avoid the rocks etc...