The presence of six colours makes it hard to create special candies during regular moves.
The jellies are worth 50,000 points. Hence, an additional 130,000 points for two stars and an additional 200,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
The limited numbers and positions of jellies make it hard to sustain huge point cascades.
The jellies at the corners are hard to clear and some are locked, causing a good number of moves to be spent to clear them. However, colour bombs created during moon struck makes it easier to clear them.
The special candies are covered, requiring a move or two to uncover them. Even if they are uncovered, they may be accidentally activated by special candies or cascades. This may be less critical due to the fact that it is better if the special candies are activated one move before moon struck or during moon struck.
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 moon struck.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colours on the moon scale and lasts for three moves. This makes it much easier to create special candies and gives the bulk of the required points.
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 two and three star target scores.