From the game manual/box
From the creators of Beast and Beast II comes this awe-inspiring combination of shoot-em-up action and trading stratagems. Featuring innovative hyperspace sections, full-screen aliens and a whole galaxy to explore: AWESOME will take you beyond the final frontier.
You command the enhanceable Starship Elapidae and her crew as you hyperspace from planet to planet in an effort to get sufficient fuel to leave Octaria before she blows.
However, your Rotational Scrolling interplanetary hyperspace travels are constantly interrupted by other space users such as swarms or pirates, asteroids, cargo convoys and the occasional space station to name but a few...