Need help finding a name of game. Can only describe gameplay. I think it was a game that came out in the 90's. Setting: you are space pilot of sorts and you have a mediocre ship with a small cargo bay and aliens as your crew. Game objective is the fly to other planets and mine for minerals and artifacts and bring them back to base and sell them so you can upgrade your ship...shields, engine, guns and training for your crew. As you build a better spaceship, you can venture further into the galaxy to planets that have more valuable minerals and artifacts. You meet other aliens and must befriend them of fight them. You are looking for two "orbs" that are on two of the distant planets.
Wanted my grandson to play this game ...if it still exsists. Any help is appreciated...rdkingjax