The presence of six colours makes it hard to create special candies during regular moves.
The jellies are worth 64,000 points. Hence, an additional 6,000 points for two stars and an additional 36,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
There is a huge amount of icing to be cleared and the locked candies increase the difficulty of clearing them. However, the limited number of moves may force the creation of special candy combinations which will give a huge amount of points.
The moon scale is unstable, making the activation of special candy combinations and the use of huge cascades risky during regular moves.
25 moves are limited in earning a huge amount of points due to sugar crush and the limiting of the number of special candies created via regular matches. However, this point is less critical due to the moon struck.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colours on the moon scale and lasts for five moves. This makes it much easier to create special candies. However, this can be negated if most of the regular icing are not yet cleared before moon struck.
Once the moon struck ends, it can become harder to create special candies. However, the player will have earned enough points equal or over the three star target score.