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. Furthermore, it is impossible to create colour bombs.
The jellies are worth 32,000 points. Hence, an additional 33,000 points for two stars and an additional 53,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
The two star score requirement is increased by 30.00% compared to its Reality counterpart.
The three star score requirement is increased by 21.43% compared to its Reality counterpart. This can make it hard to reach as the number of moves is the same as its Reality counterpart.
With higher two and three star target scores, the need to create huge point cascades is more important. However, this point can be slightly negated by the fact that the use of huge cascades is highly risky during regular moves as the moon scale may dangerous tilt and cause Odus to fall over.
With respect to the two and three star target scores, 17 moves are insufficient to boost the score by a huge amount of points to meet those target scores.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale and lasts for 1 move. 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.
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.