Nintendo can be somewhat maddening when it comes to reducing the price on its games. (“The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess,” more than 2 years old, has yet to get a price drop, for example.) But one of the company’s strengths is that it doesn’t let classic games fall by the wayside. Anyone wanting to play old “Mario” games can find ample opportunities on the Wii and DS, and the Virtual Console has done an excellent job of giving Wii owners a taste of the classics.

Consider the recently announced “Metroid Prime Trilogy” a de facto price drop on the popular “Metroid Prime 3: Corruption,” still one of the Wii’s best games. Although that title still officially carries a MSRP of $50, the “Trilogy” pack out this fall will package “Corruption” with its two predecessors, “Metroid Prime” and “Metroid Prime 2: Echoes,” both well-reviewed GameCube titles. The two earlier games will have their control schemes reworked so they’re similar to the controls on “Corruption.”

This package of three great games, all rated T, will hit stores on Aug. 24. It’s undoubtably a great value already, but it’d be cool to see Nintendo add some value by giving away download codes for one or more of the pre-GameCube games available on the Wii’s Virtual Console.