Magic Pockets was developed by the Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade in October 1991. It was released for the Atari ST, Amiga, Acorn Archimedes and PC. The title track of the game is the instrumental version of the hit single "Doin' the Do", by Betty Boo, originally released in 1990 on the Rhythm King label.
Magic Pockets also appeared as competition on the Saturday morning children's TV show Motormouth. The caller would watch the game on their TV screen at home and shout the instructions 'walk', 'jump' and 'zap' to control the character.