Nintendo is a master of the troll game genre. Aside from Mario Kart and all its incarnations, Mario Party is one of the biggest offenders. I always say that Mario Party is the game to play if you want everyone to hate you and for you to hate everybody. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is another one, and the Wii U version coming out soon also looks like it has a lot of potential.
I really don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. Other games that want to capture the same spirit, also seem to really reduce the amount of grief you can cause other players, and somehow they end up not as as fun.