Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
Workers sift through trash in search for decades-old Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game cartridges in Alamogordo, N.M., Saturday, April 26, 2014. Producers of a documentary dug in an southeastern New Mexico landfill in search of millions of cartridges of the game that has been called the worst game in the history of video gaming and were buried there in 1983.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A documentary on Atari's decline and a decades-old urban legend on the secret dumping of the "E.T." game in the New Mexico desert is airing on Netflix.

"Atari: Game Over" was released on the streaming service late Wednesday and details the demise of gaming giant Atari. The documentary also investigates claims that Atari hid its biggest flop, 1982's "E.T.," by burying the cartridges in an Alamogordo, New Mexico, dump

The "E.T." game had the reputation of being the worst game ever made and contributed to the demise of the company.

Around 300 and 400 games uncovered in the New Mexico landfill last year were later sold on eBay.

One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed from a heap of garbage was added to the Smithsonian's video game history collection.