Played this when it first came out. Still have the original box and media, but also have the GoG release. One of the worst interfaces ever, however the game play was excellent once you got past learning the interface. The graphics were behind the curve when it was released, which is a shame. I always hoped it would generate enough of a fan base to redo the graphics. It's pretty hard to look at on anything larger than a 12 inch display.
Virtually a computer version of the board game Freedom in the Galaxy, VERY similar mechanics.