The presence of six colours makes it hard to create special candies during regular moves.
The player is required to earn at least 2,800 points per move for two stars and at least 4,000 points per move for three stars.
Like its Reality counterpart, the main difficulty is preventing the chocolate from spreading which can be hard to clear with six colours.
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. Moreover, it can make it harder to clear the blockers especially the chocolate.
There is no additional difficulty due to the relatively open board making it easier to create special candies.
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. This can be negated if too much chocolate is on the board before then.
This is largely a battle of surviving 20 moves to moon struck. While doing that, clear as much chocolate as possible while keeping the moon scale balanced. Since moon struck reduces the board to four colours, it will help the player to earn a huge amount of points and in most cases, give scores more than the three star target score.