...more or less. I'll just need to tidy up a few things, and it will be posted in a few days. In the meantime, I mention that Episode 17, in conjunction with the April 1987 release of Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Kun/Renegade, will feature a very brief history of scrolling beat-em-ups. Renegade (and its successor, Double Dragon) laid down the ground work for the beat-em-up genre, which flourished from around 1987 to 1994.
Speaking of which, I've never felt the need to shill for an upcoming release before. But Sega's Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection looks to be invaluable to the old school console fan. Among the titles listed are all three Streets of Rage games, the Golden Axe games, and Altered Beast, as well as many non beat-em-ups.