The presence of six colours makes it hard to create special candies during regular moves.
The jellies are worth 27,000 points. Hence, an additional 173,000 points for two stars and an additional 203,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
The two star score requirement is increased by 300.00%  compared to its Reality counterpart.
The three star score requirement is increased by 155.56% compared to its Reality counterpart. This can make it hard to reach.
There are icings which reduce available board space and can be hard to clear with six colours.
Like its Reality counterpart, it is hard to create huge point cascades due to the position of the jellies and with only single jellies.
With respect to the two and three star target scores, 30 moves are insufficient to boost the score by a huge amount of points to meet those target scores.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colours on the moon scale and lasts for 3 moves. This makes it much easier to create special candies. With the second point in consideration, this is essential.
Overall, the moon struck may not be enough due to its short duration.
Once the moon struck ends, it can become harder to create special candies.