Ultimate Tag never achieves Ninja Warrior's beguiling momentum. The game is too easy and over too quickly; contestants and taggers alike are too often thwarted by walls, by the limited constraints of the show.
Ultimate Tag is not as serious a celebration of athleticism as NBC's American Ninja Warrior, nor is it self-aware and ridiculous like ABC's Holey Moley. It is successful with enough frequency to at least make it watchable
Most of the Pro Taggers on Ultimate Tag are professional athletes, including parkour experts and track stars. It's genuinely impressive to watch them do stunts - backflipping off obstacles, for example.