The presence of six colours makes it hard to create special candies during regular moves.
The jellies are worth 54,000 points. Hence, an additional 101,000 points for two stars and an additional 131,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
Since the jellies are protected by liquorice locks and are below the candy bomb dispensers, it is a must to destroy the liquorice locks in order to clear the jellies which in turn releases candy bombs. Hence, it decreases the difficulty of creating colour bomb + candy bomb combinations.
The candy bombs spawn indefinitely, giving players many opportunities to create colour bomb + candy bomb combinations. However, the presence of six colours makes it hard to create colour bombs during regular moves.
The relatively unstable moon scale can make the activation of special candy combinations and the use of huge cascades slightly risky during regular moves, slightly increasing the difficulty of reaching the score.
30 moves are limited to earn 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 third and fourth points.
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.
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.