[From the back cover]:
"How does eternal slavery sound, Earthling?
Let's make this simple. Mankind is about to be wiped off the face of the galactic map.
A savage clutch of alien races called the Ur-Quan Heirachy has become the "evil empire" of the 27th century - ruthlessly invading interstellar neighbors and slave-bonding the inhabitants. Now humanity is on their shopping list of species.
You must join forces with the Alliance of Free Stars to defend the galaxy against the conquesting armies. Climb aboard. The captains of fantastic starships await your orders for battle.
Strategy as deep as nebula: Build ships, mines and colonies. Deploy your fleet and explore the stars.
The sounds of war: Great sound effects for ships, weapons, and powers.
One or two combatants: Wage war against the computer or against a friend. Three levels of difficulty - tough, tougher, and impossible.
Practice option: Hone your combat skills in practice mode before you take on the evil Ur-Quan.
White-knuckle tactical combat: Choose one of eight ships from either size - each with unique weapons, powers, and maneuvering characteristics.