Like all other quadrant levels, it is harder as colour bombs cannot be created. They can be obtained from mystery candies as one is dropped per every five moves. Still, it can be hard even with 23 moves (you need to hope one comes out of four of them).
With the moon scale to watch for, it is also important to make sure the sides and corners of each quadrant is handled properly, as they are the harder places to reach. It is optimal to use special candy combinations like a wrapped candy + striped candy, despite risking Odus to fall off.
The presence of five colours makes it easy to create special candies. However, it is not that useful as the board layout is rather restricted. Moreover, it is impossible to create colour bombs..
The jellies are worth 128,000 points. Hence, an additional 172,000 points for two stars and an additional 222,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
With fewer moves available, the need to clear a huge amount of jellies within a few moves requires much more huge cascades and special candies which in turn gives huge amount of points This is a must have since six single jellies must be cleared per move. However, the use of huge cascades is highly risky during regular moves as the moon scale may dangerous tilt and cause Odus to fall over..
The mystery candies may help or harm the player in earning three stars. Overall, they are not too useful in helping the player to earn three stars unless the player is lucky to get a colour bomb and a candy bomb from two of the mystery candies. Even then, that will have used up 10 moves and cleared plenty of jellies.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale and lasts for three moves. This makes it much easier to create special candies and with the second point in consideration, this is essential.
Overall, the moon struck may not be enough due to its short duration and the restricted board layout.
Even after the moon struck ends, it is not much harder to create special candies. However, the restricted board layout and the limited number of moves after the moon struck negates this advantage.