The game's visual style is simplistic, but, for the most part, gets the job done. The only real grief I have with it's looks is the fact that the game attempts to use a bit of color coding in order to let you know which pinatas you want to smash and which ones you don't. The problem is that some of the pinatas you see flying about later in the game appear to have the same color as those you don't want to hit ... except, these are ones that you do want to destroy. In the end, that just adds to the confusion you get in an already mixed-up mess of a game.
Pinata Smash's background music is okay. It's fairly high-spirited and befitting the fast-paced feel of the game. It also features enough sound effects as different pinatas get smashed to keep your speakers pretty busy. Of course, the game plays just as well with the sound off, which is always nice for a game that you could end up playing in a crowded location.