Atari Logo

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Atari Logo
Startup screen
Startup screen
Initial release1983; 36 years ago (1983)[1][2]
PlatformAtari 8-bit
Available inEnglish
TypeLogo interpreter
LicenseCopyright © 1983 LCSI, Proprietary[3]

Atari Logo is cartridge-based version of the Logo programming language for the Atari 8-bit family published by Atari, Inc. in 1983. It was developed by Logo Computer Systems, Inc. (LCSI) in Quebec, Canada. LCSI wrote Apple Logo, and the Atari version maintains strong compatibility with it. Atari Logo includes commands that support Atari 8-bit enhanced graphics and sound: 4 simultaneous drawing turtles that look like actual turtles instead of triangles, redefinable turtle shapes, and an event handler for collision detection. It shipped with a 216 page manual and a 16 page Quick Reference Guide.[4]


Scott Mace of InfoWorld wrote, "Atari Logo is an excellent product and it enhances the value of Atari computers for learning in the classroom and in the home. It wins the battle with BASIC hands down."[4]


  1. ^ Antic Vol.2, No.6, SEPTEMBER 1983 - Review of Atari LOGO
  2. ^ Digital Research announces DR Logo for IBM PC, By Scott Mace, InfoWorld, 14 Feb 1983, Page 10, Atari has announced that Logo Computer Systems, Inc. (LCSI) is implementing Logo for Atari's computers (see page 20)
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  4. ^ a b Mace, Scott (1984). InfoWorld's Essential Guide to Atari Computers. p. 204.

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